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BUMPS 2017 - PARISH NOTICE FOR THE HALF WAY MARK......

Some slight niggles........

 

There were instances when too many cyclists were seen following crews. Marshals will be briefed and we will be fining from tonight.

 

We ended up running late with, no doubt, reasons for this but the only one we have been able to identify is that W1 are slow to the start as they fine tune their progress down by exercises of all sorts. Crews must keep closed up to the crew in front and get down to the start as quickly as possible with just the one interruption....doing a start at the Plough. If anyone has any other suggestions on how delays are arising based on observations tonight, we would be pleased to receive them.

 

We are running short of tabards when we have an abundance of them. It seems likely that race marshals are not returning them promptly at the end of the race they are marshalling. Positon marshals should exchange their tabards with their fellow Club  members when changing shifts.

 

An absence of crew numbers has been noticed - both bow and cox must have numbers that can be easily seen by marshals on the bank, especially at the railway bridge. If the original has been lost, make a suitable replacement up.

 

Some major niggles.......

 

UNBELIEVABLY.........some crews are failing to ensure they have reported their Bumps at control at the end of their race. Please ask your bank parties to make absolutely certain they see control write the result down; there is a lot going on at control which is often crowded so please help the marshals at control do their job for you.

 

The charts have now been updated from last night and the corrected start order for today is now up on the website. Please look at it NOW and plan accordingly.

 

Remember that the results need to be on the website promptly and while a concession is made to allow a Bump retrospectively when it has not been recorded, this is very much a last resort.

 

LATE CONCEDING.....there have been some really bad instances of coxes failing to concede in a timely fashion, so bringing danger into the event for no good purpose.  We usually have something of a sliding scale for late conceding through the event with fines being steadily increased during the week. Despite the best endeavours of our coxes training team - Cara and Susie - and the briefing given to marshals by Eric it seems lessons have not been learned hence we will be fining at high levels going forward.

 

If any Club has been identified as being especially bad you will be advised separately to save embarrassment. However, any repeat tonight and there will be some naming and shaming with reference to video footage in support.

 

Some closing updates and good points......

 

Marshal attendance has been good so please keep it up. If a marshal is not signed in then he/she was not there so risking a fine....

 

The beer tree has stocked up supplies to ensure a plentiful supply throughout the week so we hope crews in all Divisions will make the most of it. All the proceeds go to charity so, in this context, drinking at the beer tree is a ‘Good Deed’.

 

Please remember to support the Charity Café and the Ferry at the Plough.

 

Rosie will be returning from Ely tonight - coming up through Baits Bite and home to the downstream end of the Plough garden around 7.00 pm. Be aware going to the start. Rosie’s operators are fully au fait with our event and fit in well.

 

Onwards and Upwards!

 

All the best

 

Stephen

 

Stephen Allen

                        

Bumps Secretary

Some slight niggles........

 

There were instances when too many cyclists were seen following crews. Marshals will be briefed and we will be fining from tonight.

 

We ended up running late with, no doubt, reasons for this but the only one we have been able to identify is that W1 are slow to the start as they fine tune their progress down by exercises of all sorts. Crews must keep closed up to the crew in front and get down to the start as quickly as possible with just the one interruption....doing a start at the Plough. If anyone has any other suggestions on how delays are arising based on observations tonight, we would be pleased to receive them.

 

We are running short of tabards when we have an abundance of them. It seems likely that race marshals are not returning them promptly at the end of the race they are marshalling. Positon marshals should exchange their tabards with their fellow Club  members when changing shifts.

 

An absence of crew numbers has been noticed - both bow and cox must have numbers that can be easily seen by marshals on the bank, especially at the railway bridge. If the original has been lost, make a suitable replacement up.

 

Some major niggles.......

 

UNBELIEVABLY.........some crews are failing to ensure they have reported their Bumps at control at the end of their race. Please ask your bank parties to make absolutely certain they see control write the result down; there is a lot going on at control which is often crowded so please help the marshals at control do their job for you.

 

The charts have now been updated from last night and the corrected start order for today is now up on the website. Please look at it NOW and plan accordingly.

 

Remember that the results need to be on the website promptly and while a concession is made to allow a Bump retrospectively when it has not been recorded, this is very much a last resort.

 

LATE CONCEDING.....there have been some really bad instances of coxes failing to concede in a timely fashion, so bringing danger into the event for no good purpose.  We usually have something of a sliding scale for late conceding through the event with fines being steadily increased during the week. Despite the best endeavours of our coxes training team - Cara and Susie - and the briefing given to marshals by Eric it seems lessons have not been learned hence we will be fining at high levels going forward.

 

If any Club has been identified as being especially bad you will be advised separately to save embarrassment. However, any repeat tonight and there will be some naming and shaming with reference to video footage in support.

 

Some closing updates and good points......

 

Marshal attendance has been good so please keep it up. If a marshal is not signed in then he/she was not there so risking a fine....

 

The beer tree has stocked up supplies to ensure a plentiful supply throughout the week so we hope crews in all Divisions will make the most of it. All the proceeds go to charity so, in this context, drinking at the beer tree is a ‘Good Deed’.

 

Please remember to support the Charity Café and the Ferry at the Plough.

 

Rosie will be returning from Ely tonight - coming up through Baits Bite and home to the downstream end of the Plough garden around 7.00 pm. Be aware going to the start. Rosie’s operators are fully au fait with our event and fit in well.

 

Onwards and Upwards!

 

All the best

 

Stephen

 

Stephen Allen

                        

Bumps Secretary