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HMCC takes on BBAR

danmon_81's picture
on Fri, 24/04/2015 - 14:35

I'm reasonably new to Timetrials (or Testing) so when someone mentioned BBAR to me i didnt have a clue.....a bit research provide the insight i needed:

Dave Jackson (Cervelo Dave), HMCC's power house has informed me that this year he plans to the BBAR....what's the BBAR i hear you say......

British Best All Rounder

The BBAR competition is a national event aimed at finding the time-trialists who can claim to be the best over a range of distances. However, all riders who attain the appropriate standard are recognised.

The competition is split into separate classes for Men, Women, Boys and Girls. To qualify, the men must compete (and finish!) in at least one 50 mile event, one 100 mile event and one 12 hour. The events a woman must undertake are at 25, 50 and 100 miles.

The best performances at each distance is taken for the Senior events... The average of the three or four speeds calculated from those results is the key to the competition.

Men attaining a result of not less than 22mph (approx. 35.5 km/h) from their three times receive certificates for their efforts. Women do so if their average is at least 20mph (approx. 32.25 km/h).

The result is not a true average of a person's combined best endeavors, but is indicative of those qualities that should be aspired to by any all-rounder. 

So that's a least 3 events, one of which is a 12hr TT!!!!! surprise

I had a chat with Matt about this and as we're a young club i believe no one has ever done this....that's not to say 'Middleton' hasn't appeared in the BBAR annums....back in 1980 Harry himself was in the top 5 (could have been higher i hear if he didnt take a wrong turn) so there's a standard layed down by the clubs namesake (no pressure Dave :-)

Just to join the table of finishers is a hell of an achievement...knowing Dave he'll be aiming for as high as possible! smiley

I'm sure you'll agree a massive challenge but one Dave is more than capable of....i'm sure Dave will keep us posted on progress and his races.....(you have to enter specific BBAR approved races)....or if he's too humble i'll keep you updated......

Good Luck Dave.....Give it Beans!