Paula and I headed off to Ashdown Farm in Oxfordshire to time BXDE 2019 for the Witley club. Very claggy conditions would mean there was going to be lots of cleaning involved afterwards. The event started on time and there were some very close battles in the respective classes, a couple of minute’s difference after three hours of riding at the finish line.
Everything went smoothly timing wise. We decided to set up three timing towers across the narrow finish area, we expected a high rider throughput with a short track and 180 riders entered, especially during the first few laps. One of the towers received some damaged when a rider fell on it, so we hot-swapped it over with a spare.
We were also running a spare computer to upload swipes directly to this websites database, using a mobile phone as a hot spot. Surprisingly this only took a few tenths of a second or less 1561 times, even with low signal strength.
We wish you a Happy New Year.
Paula Tidy and Manny Bernardez