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Author Topic: Swallowfield GP Event Bank Holliday August weekend  (Read 114 times)

Graham Hill

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Swallowfield GP Event Bank Holliday August weekend
« on: 29 April 2019, 02:48:09 pm »
Mark Binns has confirmed that there is an opportunity for a-two day meet at the Swallowfield Show. Details posted by Mark can be found on the CycleKarts GB Facebook page.
In an effort to organise an events-calendar for the remainder of 2019 it will be useful for us (and respectful to Mark) to understand early how many completed CycleKarts will commit to this event.
Feedback on Facebook currently suggests that a portion are keen to attend for one day only. Mark suggests that as long as there is a minimum of 4 cars attending on any one of the two days, it will be a worthwhile event.
Currently therefore confirmed for Sunday 25th:
  • Steve Cole
    Graham Hill
    Chris Slade
    Rhys Nolan

If this is incorrect, please comment. If others can commit to Sunday and/or Monday also please also comment.

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Could probably do both days, will we be allowed to sleep in cars/tents at the venue if we do both days, or will we have to find local hotel/hostel?

Graham Hill

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 Yes Bill camping on site. See Marks post on Facebook for details.

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Hi Everyone

The Swallowfield GP Event is drawing near.

For those who I have not met as yet, here is a little info on the event planning so far. Input is definitely encouraged and welcome at this stage.

CKs are welcome in all states of construction as im sure you will agree, the building process is the most interesting part

The Grand Prix is a race event which brings together CycleKart enthusiasts to meet, tinker and compete. The multi discipline races will be held during the Swallowfield Show on a half mile grass course in the Berkshire village over the August bank holiday.

The show is a 140 year old village event growing gradually to a large agricutural and country persuits show held over the Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August.

There is also has a large Classic car show and parade which we can join.

The procedes of the event go the the Swallowfield Horticultural Society.

The wonderfull thing about holding a racing and tinkering day here that this event will expose 5000 people to the world of Cyclekarting.
You can interact with the public at times when you are not racing or tinkering to field questions and encourage others to see this as something that they could possibly achieve themselves.

I am keeping the two days open for folk to come on both or whichever is possible for them. If you can only attend one day dont worry. There is a poll above for how many CKs we can get down on each day. I encourage you to add your votes.

There is camping space available and toilets close by.  There is also plenty of food to choose from onsite if you dont want to camp cook.

I will do my best (with your help to organise) to povide workshop tools with power to keep all the CKs running and improving over the event.

We will need Easy ups or something similar to provide some cover from sun and rain and there will be a small cost to cover the setup and make it as attractive as possible.

Lets invite some suggestions...
 
So this is the track design so far, it will probably be altered before or on the day but that is easy enough to do.

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This one describes how the track sits in the show.

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https://www.swallowfieldshow.co.uk/arena-programmes/

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Unfortunately Marek and I can’t make it.  Particularly frustrating as it’s so close. 
Next year!

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Can't make it this year as I'm working, though the show I'll be at may not happen next year, If so I'll be there. Really easy run for me, mostly M4.

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I’m aiming to be there on the Sunday Mark

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As you are so local maybe we could get yours down as part of the static display in the pit area.

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Yes i will set up a little compound so we can stay near the cars basically on the track Another option that Im working on is, a friend lives right next to the site. He has a gated compound, a big field to camp in and a garden room with a nice shower facility. May well be a good excuse for bbq and some drinks. !

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Groovy!

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Hi Mark. Yes I will be there for the Sunday only. Just completed your poll.

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I know this is still 3 months away, but as it's our first event without the benefit of the Stretton establishment I imagine there must be plenty to organise, things to source etc. Please shout if there is anything we can do.