This evening’s race (May 6th) will feature two changes in format:
1. There will be a different finish line: the race will pass the existing finish line, turn left at the Birdhill roundabout, and finish part of the way up the hill towards the M7. The roundabout will, of course, be marshaled, but care must be exercised at the approach to, and exit from, the roundabout.
2. A two-race format will apply: one predominantly for active racers, and a second for sportive / leisure / beginners. Each will feature two groups, and the ‘faster’ race will start first – A3/4’s (or equivalent) followed by the regular ‘scratch’ crew; and then beginners followed by sportive / leisure.
These changes have been decided upon in order to limit the numbers in a bunch sprint for safety reasons – last week featured excessive numbers in the sprint.