As the lockdown rules are now relaxing we are pleased to announce a 4 week plan of events which will hopefully give everyone a change to either practice or race.
We encourage you to read the following BRCA documents
Please see the calendar below for events and how to enter
We are pleased to announce that, in line with the recent relaxing of the lockdown rules and the guidance from the BRCA as well as Swanmore College, we are opening the TORCH track for practice at weekends starting 13th and 14th June.
Firstly, current TORCH members have had their memberships extended through to 2021
Please note there will be no financial benefits for members through 2020
Those benefits are back up in January 2021.
There is no need to be a member of TORCH to book practice sessions.
You do need to be a BRCA member.
We will be opening the track on Saturdays and Sundays with two 4 hour slots
Slot 1 = Morning (8:30-12:30)
Slot 2 = Afternoon (1.0pm-5.0pm)
- Maximum limit of 5 entries for each slot.
- The 6th person is always a committee member, in charge of race control.
- Slots will be available on a first come first serve basis.
- Request slots (booking in) via email to: email@example.com
- Payment of £20 via PayPal (Friends and Family payment – gift) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment has to be made within 24 hours of the club allocating you a spot and please note, it is not refundable. No payment, no slot. No Exceptions.
- These are timed computer practice sessions. The system will be announcing your lap times. Wi-Fi results will also be available as well as a screen to be viewed.
- A short attendance briefing at the start of each session
- ONLY the committee member on site is allowed in race control – No exceptions.
- Pitting in the field ONLY if weather conditions allow. You will be directed otherwise.
- Non drivers like Mechanics and Parents/Guardians etc, please contact email@example.com for additional information referencing attendance.
- Social distancing rules of 2m apart apply at ALL TIMES in EVERY AREA.
- Please refrain from working on other cars other than your own.
- No marshals – marshal your own car.
- There is a marked one-way system at the track so please observe and adhere.
- PPE and hygiene:-
We highly recommend the use of gloves/masks around the track and rostrum areas.
We believe many will be safer and feel safer this way.
Masks to be worn on the rostrum please.
- Sanitise regularly, entering and exiting the track.
- Our wish as a club is to allow many different people to get out on track, so we will control the usage of the same people taking slots week after week.
To: All BRCA Members
While we are no nearer knowing when we’ll be able to re-start our sport we are at least now able to make some plans of how we envisage being able to do so.
It is evident that all Sport in the UK will not all be able to start in the same way or, probably, at the same time. Large sporting events with significant spectator numbers are simply unlikely to happen in the near future, but – for example – local sporting activities where it’s only the participants may well be possible within a reasonable timeframe.
So we are taking the opportunity to let you know what we believe may be possible:-
We envisage that it’s likely that only local sporting events will be possible in the first instance and probably then for ‘participant only’ activities (i.e. your local leisure centres will be allowed to re-open for small groups to play football, basketball etc.) When this happens we believe we should be able to do the same – open local clubs for local people.
It’s quite possible (indeed probable) that reality will deviate from the above – it may be ‘outdoors only’ for example – but we are lead to believe that this is at least the current intention;- even if, at the moment, we don’t know ‘when’.
Be Assured that as soon as we know – You’ll Know.
So What can you do Now?
Get Ready to; – Support Your Local Club.
We know that a fair proportion of us race a ‘specialised’ class, we jump in the car at the weekend and travel to race at the other end of the country as that’s where ‘our’ class is that weekend.
Well that may not be possible, desirable or simply not something you’d be comfortable doing.
So spend some time and find out more about the Local racing scene – What can I go and race near to me?
Can I race what I have (& ask the question if not sure)? Can I dust something down out of the loft? Can I get on Ebay/Facebook (or similar) and Help a fellow racer out who’s selling something? Or can I support our UK RC Trade and buy something so I can race at the Local Club?
If you already race at your local club (or have just found it!) then ensure the people running it know how to get in touch with you – when we’re able to re-start you’d not want to miss the first meeting back..
If there literally isn’t a local club – then get on the web and find out if there’s other local people interested and, when we can, start one..
Stopping our Sport was actually and very unfortunately the Easy bit, we’re now all hoping that sometime in the not too distant future we have the Hard bit to do of re-starting it, take the time Now to make sure you’re ready for when we can.
Key workers in health institutions especially the NHS require personal protection equipment (PPE) and normally this would have been purchased from China which has been shutdown since the start of 2020. There is a project getting as many people with 3d printers to print the headband and reinforcement for a face shield which are being sent out to the people that need them. If you can help head over to 3dcrowd and join the project.
The TORCH track is closed and we are adhearing to the current guidlines given from the governement. So stay at home and stay safe and we will see you trackside later on this year!
All are welcome this Sunday February 9th is round 5 of the TORCH Indoor Winter series @ Swanmore Leisure. It is free to come and watch. For the racers, as with the previous rounds it is an extra £1 for booking in on the day which you can avoid if you book ahead of the event via the page https://torchracing.co.uk/race-event/torch-winter-indoor-series-2019-2020-r5/. Doors open at 8am. Hope to see you there.
We have our Sunday outdoor half day race as usual this Sunday on 2nd February 2020 from 8am @ Outdoor track Swanmore Leisure. Everyone is welcome.
This Sunday 26th January 2020 is the TORCH Indoor Winter Series Round 4. As with all of our previous rounds get pre booked in via the website @ https://torchracing.co.uk/race-event/torch-winter-indoor-series-2019-2020-r4/ otherwise it is an extra £1 for booking in on the day. Looking forward to seeing you there…
The weather is looking really good this weekend which is a nice change after Storm Brendan. Why not enjoy this weather and come racing on the TORCH Outdoor track at Swanmore. Track opens 8am, booking in till 9:30 and racing till 1pm
Please note that the TORCH Indoor Winter R4 in January is now on the January 26th one week later than originally planned. This is to reduce clashes with other clubs/events. Still plenty of spaces so get booked in @ https://torchracing.co.uk/race-event/torch-winter-indoor-series-2019-2020-r4/