Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

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Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby atlas_shrugged » 7 Jul 2018, 9:31am

The Human Power World Championships 2018 will be held at Betteshanger 13-15th July 2018
Where: Betteshanger Country Park, Betteshanger, Kent
Postcode: CT14 0BF

Spectators are free but the site charges £3 per day for car parking.

More details:
http://wc2018.bhpc.org.uk/

This is a chance to see some of Europe's fastest HPVs in action and the Betteshanger track is wonderful.
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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby eddiewalkling » 7 Jul 2018, 7:26pm

Thank you the heads up.

Genuinely didn't know to my shame.

My wife will be delighted with our new plans for her birthday.

Hehe

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby hoarder » 8 Jul 2018, 1:11pm

Looks like the on-site camping is all booked out. Anyone know a local campsite that has decent facilities ?
I fancy heading down Saturday and come back Sunday.

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby atlas_shrugged » 9 Jul 2018, 9:07am

Cottington Lakes Fisheries which is right next door to Betteshanger has camping.
Postcode: CT14 0AR
Phone: 01304 380691

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby Norman H » 9 Jul 2018, 9:34am

hoarder wrote:Looks like the on-site camping is all booked out. Anyone know a local campsite that has decent facilities ?
I fancy heading down Saturday and come back Sunday.


I shall be camping at Hawthorn Farm, Martins Mill.

https://www.keatfarm.co.uk/camping-dover/hawthorn/

It's not the cheapest but it's OK and I've camped there before.

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby Cunobelin » 9 Jul 2018, 11:28am

MAyty already be in use, but if you have connections, There is a Scout Campsite at Betteshanger

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby Stradageek » 12 Jul 2018, 9:01pm

Never been before but very excited about being able to go this time.

I'll just be spectating with my wife and mother. If you see me (straw hat and shorts 5'10" tall) and my wife (4'10" tall) with a doddery 85yr old silver haired great grandmother in tow, do say hello

Details for Friday are a bit vague, are there normally any races before the 3pm sprints?

Cheers

Stradageek

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby Cunobelin » 13 Jul 2018, 8:13am

Stradageek wrote:Never been before but very excited about being able to go this time.

I'll just be spectating with my wife and mother. If you see me (straw hat and shorts 5'10" tall) and my wife (4'10" tall) with[b] a doddery 85yr old silver haired great grandmother in tow,[/b] do say hello

Details for Friday are a bit vague, are there normally any races before the 3pm sprints?

Cheers

Stradageek



Is she racing?

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby Stradageek » 13 Jul 2018, 8:17am

Nice one Cunobelin - she'd probably have a go if someone offered her a bike - she's that mad

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby Stradageek » 14 Jul 2018, 8:36pm

What an amazing event: at one end of the scale cyclists pedalling down the finishing straight chatting to each other and at the other end velomobiles averaging 40mph on a far-from flat circuit for a full hour.

Everyone, from many nations, super friendly and chatty and a 75th birthday collection of Mike Burrows ground breaking bicycles to ogle.

Last act of the day was a lap lead by Mike B on his oldest bike followed by all his others designs in chronological order - quite a treat

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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby Norman H » 17 Jul 2018, 9:01am

Stradageek wrote:What an amazing event: at one end of the scale cyclists pedalling down the finishing straight chatting to each other and at the other end velomobiles averaging 40mph on a far-from flat circuit for a full hour.

Everyone, from many nations, super friendly and chatty and a 75th birthday collection of Mike Burrows ground breaking bicycles to ogle.

Last act of the day was a lap lead by Mike B on his oldest bike followed by all his others designs in chronological order - quite a treat



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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby atlas_shrugged » 17 Jul 2018, 8:26pm

Here are the results of the 1st rider in each event:

Sprint Mattias Konig 46.9mph
1 lap TT Daniel Fenn 38.5mph
1 hour criterium Charles Henry 38.6mph
15 min criterium Charles Henry 36.2mph
3 hour endurance Charles Henry 34.94mph

There were about 108 racers from all over Europe. The weather was hot hot hot and so was the atmosphere. What a smashing weekend. Photos are here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/recumbents/

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmjzwekh

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZvpQqrzcnoqVmp2r6

The Laidback Bike Report will likely have some coverage from the weekend so that should be worth watching.
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Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Postby eddiewalkling » 23 Jul 2018, 11:07pm

I only made it with my wife and children Friday and Sunday. Missed the Mike ride unfortunately. But loved all we saw. What a treat! Would have missed it was it not for the original post. Thank you.