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Title: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 02 April 2021, 01:44:10 pm
I have provisionally booked the circuit for the weekday Wednesday 26th May. The actual arrangements for the day will depend on numbers of drivers proposing to attend. Can you please therefore indicate by return if you are attending. Visitors will be welcome but I am collating numbers of drivers at present.
I am currently talking with the Boardtrack Racer Builders to share an exclusive booking, but nothing firmed up yet.
I am already aware that Bill, Stefan, Marek, Chris Slade and Jim are attending, so no need to respond.
Many thanks.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: GeoffM on 02 April 2021, 05:07:24 pm
Hello Graham,
 Count me in, thanks. I noticed that Hagerty the classic car insurers offer club insurance? Cheers, Geoff
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: dunworkin on 03 April 2021, 11:03:41 am
I'd like to be there, with or without a running kart, going to have a lot to do after 12th, I hope !
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Steve Cole on 04 April 2021, 09:16:41 am
Not sure if I will be there chaps, I’ll see nearer the time and see how Covid figures are in 6 weeks time
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Scotty on 04 April 2021, 11:17:40 pm
I have been reading Graham’s posting regarding a first meeting. Assuming ALL travel bans and the like will have been lifted by then ( 26/05/21 ), I would like to take up the offer if I may to cross, “the wall” and come on down as a spectator and SPY, so Graham, if or when you are collating a list of “others” likely to be attending could you include my name please.

Regards,

Scotty
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 05 April 2021, 11:18:56 am
I have been reading Graham’s posting regarding a first meeting. Assuming ALL travel bans and the like will have been lifted by then ( 26/05/21 ), I would like to take up the offer if I may to cross, “the wall” and come on down as a spectator and SPY, so Graham, if or when you are collating a list of “others” likely to be attending could you include my name please.

Regards,

Scotty

Delighted to beam you down Scotty. !!
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 08 April 2021, 06:18:56 pm
I'm pleased to report that we have a pretty good response to this event.
CONFIRMED SO FAR:
Jim Tanner
Chris Slade
Bill Alexander
Geoff May
Chris Loader
Adrian Gosling
Graham Appleyard/Lewis Burrell
Stefan Nahajski/Marek Nahajski
Graham Hill

If any other drivers can commit to joining us on the grid please advise here asap. I need to confirm the booking with the circuit on Monday and the arrangements will depend on paying numbers.
I'm still waiting for the Boardtrack Racer Builders to get their act together.

As stated previously, visitors will be welcome. I'm always happy to let new builders have a go and I'm sure others are too. Track requirements are overalls, helmet and gloves. Guest drivers will be required to attend our safety briefing with regular owner/drivers.
More details to follow.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: jim on 12 April 2021, 06:57:12 am
I am so looking forward to this meeting on the Wednesday. I am also racing my slingshot on the Friday at Santapod for the weekend. I might as well book the whole week off work, which is never a bad thing. woohoo.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 12 April 2021, 09:58:03 am
I am so looking forward to this meeting on the Wednesday. I am also racing my slingshot on the Friday at Santapod for the weekend. I might as well book the whole week off work, which is never a bad thing. woohoo.

Ha ha!. You definitely qualify as a Petrol Head! It will be good to meet up again!
I'm finalising details for the day with the circuit.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: dunworkin on 12 April 2021, 09:49:34 pm
I am so looking forward to this meeting on the Wednesday. I am also racing my slingshot on the Friday at Santapod for the weekend. I might as well book the whole week off work, which is never a bad thing. woohoo.

Ill see you twice over then Jim, racing with the gasser circus !
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: jim on 13 April 2021, 06:20:14 am
We had better be careful Simon or people will talk. lol. I could swap you a go in my kart at Stretton for a cruise round the pits at pod in your Gasser.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: dunworkin on 13 April 2021, 10:59:50 pm
Deal...but I want to check out your dragster too !
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 15 April 2021, 12:21:41 pm
Update on the booking arrangements.
The Boardtrack Racer Builders group is not in a position to organise a full day-share of the circuit.
I have therefore booked the circuit for our exclusive use between 10.00 am and 1.00pm, with the opportunity to use the circuit for the rest of the day subject to availability. The circuit will make best endeavours to give us track time in the afternoon.
I've funded this up front for £400 so I would appreciate £40 cash from all drivers on the day please. If we get more than 10 on the day (including me) we will start a kitty for future group use.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: jim on 15 April 2021, 08:17:13 pm
Thanks Graham, if there are other people on the track in the afternoon maybe the dirt oval could be an option.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: sylvaman on 15 April 2021, 09:17:36 pm
Yes , thank you for sorting the meeting Graham.

Chris L
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 16 April 2021, 10:40:05 am
Thanks Graham, if there are other people on the track in the afternoon maybe the dirt oval could be an option.
I'm told the oval is currently out of bounds, but I will bring my collection of buckets in anticipation of a slalom opportunity.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Scotty on 06 May 2021, 11:02:41 am
Graham,

Your friends in the NORTH calling, North of the wall that is.

Being new to club events etc, I note you intimated that you had booked the circuit from 10:00 a.m. till 13:00., so my question is, "when would you be arriving at said circuit and what time would SPIES, sorry spectators such as myself be welcome".

In addition would one need any permissions to gain access to the circuit itself and as I shall NOT be wearing my FULL HIGHLAND outfit as seen on Braveheart, despite looking like Mel Gibson ( I Wish!! ), who should I approach in order to introduce myself?

Looking forward to meeting you all and putting faces to the names.

Regards,

Scotty ( a.k.a. Charlie S )   

Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 06 May 2021, 08:41:49 pm
Hi Scotty (aka Charlie).
We are looking forward to meeting any representatives of the Clans on 26th. Albeit a little disappointed that you will not be sporting the tartan. The circuit is very relaxed, the gates should be open at 8.00. The clubhouse/toilets  should be open at 9.00. I will be holding a pre-event safety meeting at 9.40. All guests hoping for a drive need to be present at the safety briefing. You are very welcome to have a drive in my CK Charlie and I'm sure you will receive additional offers. Drivers will need a helmet, overalls and gloves.
This sounds like an early start for you. ... better to have your breakfast porridge the night before!
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Scotty on 06 May 2021, 09:47:22 pm
Graham,

Thank you for your offer but my sole purpose for this trip is to steal all you Sassenach's best ideas and take them back to Scotland. Not to mention any and all bits I can legally get my hands on.
I will forgo your kind offer of a drive but would like to attend your briefings etc so I will make plans to be on site around 9:00//9:15.
Just two quick point before signing off ;_

1) Aberdeen is 500+ miles from the venue so it will be an early start, THE DAY BEFORE and

2) Porridge, well I don't get me started on that substance.

Once again looking forward to meeting up with like minded "eccentric's"

Regards,

Scotty  ( a.k.a.Charlie S )
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 07 May 2021, 10:51:07 am
Eccentrics... I think we all prefer the term 'misunderstood genius'
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Marek.Z.N on 12 May 2021, 07:06:08 am
Being the meeting in May, this event is the annual cyclekart meet meaning we have been meeting together for 2 years! I thought it deserved a poster so here is one. The art on it is from Stefan Marjoram who let us use it for this. What do you all think?
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: ChrisS on 12 May 2021, 07:15:23 am
I love it!
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Applejack on 12 May 2021, 07:50:27 am
Spiffing
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 12 May 2021, 11:22:57 am
Superb
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: RhysN on 12 May 2021, 11:23:10 am
Very cool, thanks for putting that in place Graham. Are they being printed?
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 12 May 2021, 02:54:27 pm
Very cool, thanks for putting that in place Graham. Are they being printed?

It's all Marek's work, not me. I will be interested in a poster myself if it's available.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Scotty on 12 May 2021, 04:35:21 pm
Superb artwork, count me in for a poster please. By the by does he do Scottish pensioners rates 😁😁

Regards

Scotty
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: sylvaman on 12 May 2021, 05:51:03 pm
Sounds like a batch needs to be printed for the 26th , as I would like one too.  Nice work Marek  :)
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: StefanN on 12 May 2021, 08:01:34 pm
A4 or A3?
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Marek.Z.N on 12 May 2021, 08:11:35 pm
Thanks for the positive response. Snapfish says £5.99 for an A3 poster and Dad is going to check with a local printing company where we live so I will get back on that.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: GeoffM on 13 May 2021, 09:40:46 am
Great addition for the cave, put me down for one , cheers, Geoff
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: StefanN on 13 May 2021, 12:16:00 pm
I'm getting 20 posters printed A3 on 230gsm silk paper
Requested so far (including updates):
Marek
Stefan
Graham H
Geoff M
Scotty
Chris L
Rhys
Graham A
Chris S
Jim T
Lewis
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Scotty on 13 May 2021, 01:52:55 pm
Me, me, me tooooooo, please.🙏🙏 SIR!!

Regards

Scotty (a.k.a. Charlie S)
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Scotty on 13 May 2021, 01:55:50 pm
Am I silly or is it old age?

I have just noticed that I have asked twice SORRY I would like just one please.

Regards

Scotty
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Applejack on 13 May 2021, 04:58:48 pm
One poster for me please   Graham A.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: jim on 13 May 2021, 05:56:20 pm
I would like one please.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: ChrisS on 13 May 2021, 06:42:02 pm
Yes please!
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Applejack on 14 May 2021, 05:56:15 pm
One poster for Lewis  please
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 15 May 2021, 06:18:31 pm
A bit of an update for everybody. It looks like we should have at least 10 CycleKarts on the day, which is good news.
As always this is a great opportunity for any new members or those just interested, to pay us a visit. You will find us a relaxed friendly group, willing to answer questions and generally chat. You may be offered the chance to take a kart onto the track, for this you will need a suitable helmet, overalls and gloves.

At some point during the morning we will hold the 'Maybug Medal' Sprint Challenge, thereby guaranteeing the winning driver a photo opportunity with trophy proudly held aloft. I will forward all results to Carlos for inclusion in the World Championship series.

Additionally on the day, the annual 'Stan Cup' will be transferred to a new owner. The 'Stan' is awarded in recognition of an individual who has contributed to the promotion of the hobby and the encouragement of others, in CycleKarting in the UK over the last twelve months. The selection of the deserving recipient is solely by the current owner, not by committee. The current holder is Marek Nahajski.

Andy Boulton is proposing to be present on the day. Andy still has some karts and components that he is looking to sell from his purchase from the defunct 'CycleKarts UK' stock.

Stefan will have a smorgasbord of badges, stickers and posters for sale

All attendees are responsible for their own vehicles and their own safety. Anybody attending on the day with a new CycleKart or seriously modified CycleKart will need to demonstrate that they have completed a self-scrutineering check. In the spirit of safety, CycleKart owners are additionally encouraged to offer their vehicle up to others for review/inspection, to help ensure critical components appear in order.

Timetable for the day:
08.30 Arrive
09.15 Scrutineering
09.40 Safety briefing
10.00 till 13.00 exclusive track time
13.00 till 17.00 flexible activities on/off track

Any guest drivers will need to be present for the 09.40 safety briefing.

There is no formal lunch arranged so please bring your own refreshments.

Drivers please remember to bring £40 cash for me on the day (remember that old paper stuff?)

Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Marek.Z.N on 15 May 2021, 06:45:55 pm
I can't wait. It should be a lot of fun!
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: jim on 19 May 2021, 06:36:18 am
The weather looks promising for next week so hopefully it will be a good dry event. I am going to give my cyclekart a wash this week after the last wet meeting so it had better stay dry. I have some road cones I can bring along as spares for Grahams buckets which mat get destroyed like last time with the reckless and dangerous driving styles adopted during the slalom test. :)
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 19 May 2021, 11:42:32 am
I popped over to the circuit this morning to clarify arrangements. Unfortunately the dirt oval and associated access road are out of bounds from now on due to insurance issues. However we are welcome to set up a slalom course on the track at any time.
At present the only other booking on the day is at 4.00pm.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Marek.Z.N on 22 May 2021, 06:34:41 pm
Suggested direction is clockwise for anyone setting up 1 wheel locked and 1 wheel free. :)
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: ChrisS on 23 May 2021, 12:21:03 pm
Lets just agree you and me will go clockwise, it'll be more interesting if everyone else goes the other way!
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: StefanN on 23 May 2021, 01:34:46 pm
Whilst we will be complying with government guidelines to minimise the spread of COVID, we have people attending the event with health vulnerabilities.

It would help reduce the risk further, if everyone attending would do a lateral flow COVID test on Tues evening/Weds morning.  The test is freely available and is very quick taking about a couple of minutes to do.  It involves swabbing your own throat and nose, processing the swab and then waiting 20mins for the test to show it's result.

Please, no debates about COVID, testing, vaccines etc - just a simple request to reduce the risk.    It's not mandatory, but I hope it's not too much to ask.

https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk will help you find your nearest supply.  Thanks
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Chris Brown on 23 May 2021, 05:06:57 pm
Stefan, the link only applies to England and Scotland, collection points for Wales here: https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-04-16/how-do-i-get-a-free-lateral-flow-covid-test-in-wales.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: StefanN on 23 May 2021, 10:16:30 pm
Don't forget your medical emergency info forms on Weds

http://www.cyclekartsgb.com/events/ice-medical-form/

I've still got ones from Bill A, Geoff M, Graham H, Jim T - these will need checking to ensure they are up to date.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: dunworkin on 24 May 2021, 11:30:25 am
I can only pop in for a couple of hours I'm afraid, still can't leave the recuperating love of my life for too long. looking forward to checking out some actual CK's (never seen one for real yet ) and of course meeting everyone !
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: jim on 25 May 2021, 06:22:16 am
The Weather isn't looking too bad for Stretton tomorrow so hopefully we won't need our sou'westers.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Scotty on 25 May 2021, 07:50:03 am
Just leaving in the next hour to travel down for the “gathering” on Wednesday and note the info published by the Beeeeb!
According to them our government released an online bulletin recommending people within areas, including “Leicester,” should avoid gathering indoors.
Just thought I should flag this up given Stefan’s suggested self-testing before we arrived, which I agree with and will personally comply.
Safe journey to all.

Regards

Scotty
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 25 May 2021, 10:37:05 am
Just by way of an update with respect to the virus. The circuit is well outside of the City of Leicester latest advice area. I have checked with the circuit this morning and their operation is not affected; they are maintaining external access to the toilet area and in this respect there is no need to enter the building. All our planned activities are outside in accordance with the current Government guidelines. It is only sensible for the group to self- distance, if individuals prefer to wear a face-mask this is encouraged. In accordance with Stefan's advice I will take a Covid self-test to ensure I am negative and I hope others decide to do the same.
Of course the virus continues to be a problem nationally and if anybody decides they do not wish to attend tomorrow it is understood.
On a positive note, Jim is correct, the weather does look much improved. Also at present it looks as though we have a good opportunity for track time in the afternoon in addition to the exclusive morning booking.
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: jim on 27 May 2021, 05:40:42 am
Well, what a really good day it that was with a great bunch of people. Congratulations to Graham and Lewis, the Brookland Special is super fast and Lewis made me look like I was going backwards when he overtook me. Congratulations to Adrian, a well deserved win of the Stan Cup for his contribution to the CKGB club and helpful advice. All the karts looked beautifully turned out and it was good to see some new ones. There have been some very clever ideas formulated to improve the karts over the winter and Stefans electrical connection is just one of them. It was also very nice to meet up with some new faces and have a laugh and joke, and there were loads of those all day. All in all it was a wonderfull day but the slalom was the best bit. :) :)
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Applejack on 28 May 2021, 08:40:52 am
Thank you everyone for a wonderful day and for all the hard work organising the event. Thanks JIM ho will be known as the DESTROYER for being such a good looser .Lewis and I had a brilliant time and are lookng forward to seeing you all next time Graham A.
Graham
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Applejack on 28 May 2021, 08:51:11 am
Thanks MAREK for the awesome videos ,SPIFFING JOB..👍
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: Graham Hill on 29 May 2021, 11:09:54 am
Hi to everybody. Thanks to all who came to Stretton on Wednesday, both drivers and visitors, the weather was kind enough to ensure we had a great day. Special thanks to Charlie, AKA Scotty, for trekking down from Aberdeen, it was great to meet you.
The results of the Maybug Medal and the 'Bucket Slalom' are attached. Sorry Jim, but your determined cull of the buckets did affect your points!
Title: Re: First Meeting of 2021. Stretton Circuit Leicester Wednesday 26th May
Post by: StefanN on 31 May 2021, 01:58:44 pm
Thanks for organising the day Graham.  It was sooo good to get together again and to get back out in the CK