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BUCS DH Champs 2014
« on: Dec 10, 2013, 11:18 »
Having attended the SCU date fixing meeting in August to secure a date/venue BUCS have now finally given the ok (at yesterdays SAG meeting)
Date - 15-16th March
Venue - Innerleithen

Hopefully now BUCS will engage with the correct bodies to organise the event.

Having previously organised the BUSA Champs at both Inners and Dunkeld I hope the local Uni clubs will help out with the organisation of the event as they did a brilliant job at those 2 Champs.
I will keep a close eye on progress - I have already spent a complete day of my free time in securing the event back to Scotland for 2014.
Cheers and see you all in March
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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2013, 13:17 »
Great to know a date AND venue before Christmas, hopefully this will give all us clubs a chance to organise transport a little easier. Is this date and venue definitely confirmed or is it just preliminary at this stage?

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2013, 13:17 »
Great news to hear it's organised early and we've got a great venue.

Properly looking forward to it now!

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2013, 13:19 »
Finally, in Scotland again.

Looking forward to it!
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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 2013, 13:55 »
Awesome.

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2013, 14:08 »
Awesome! So good to have it sorted out.

Is there any chance of a slightly more official-unofficial hardtail category this year?

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2013, 16:43 »
Is this date and venue 100% confirmed then?
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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2013, 19:22 »
Await final confirmation once the necessary FCS paperwork is completed and the event registered with BC. I will keep everybody updated on this forum. 

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #8 on: Dec 11, 2013, 17:28 »
Awesome, thanks again Paddy! Seems like they've gotten their arses in to gear this year.

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #9 on: Dec 15, 2013, 07:49 »
Sorry guys - not Innerleithen - whilst BUCS have had every opportunity to act on this since the end of August another event is now in place at the venue on the 15th March - please note I'm only trying to get things moving and whilst being on  the Sports Advisory Group for cycling it is just that - you either take the advice or not! 

Looking at the calendar the weekend 15-16th March still appears to be an ideal slot for the Champs

So other options for Scotland are:-
Ae Forest - unknow if March 15-16th is free
Dunkeld - is free for that weekend - very technical top section -  'local' to both Dundee and Edinburgh clubs to ease organising 

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #10 on: Dec 15, 2013, 12:43 »
Dunkeld.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/323171/

would be glorious. the heckling atmosphere in that section would be immense
« Last Edit: Dec 15, 2013, 12:52 by Rich_ »
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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #11 on: Dec 15, 2013, 21:29 »
another sign of BUCS being incompetent, useless arseholes.

how can an organisation this big, have so many opportunities (since august) to get this sorted and not? something seriously needs to be done.
« Last Edit: Dec 15, 2013, 21:32 by kev-roberts »
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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #12 on: Dec 15, 2013, 21:39 »
How can they be capable of organising weekly games for team sports and yet one event a year for mountain biking is more than they can manage? It's not even like they struggle with external venues for championship sports either, swimming, road cycling and athletics are organised at the start of the year every year, get your acts together you're being payed for this. The excuse of 'oh some students built a fire and we got shouted at a few years ago' is getting old as well.

The last time someone from our Uni complained about them on a public forum they sent a screenshot with a complaint to the President of our Athletic Union, if you're reading this BUCS people, you have better things to be doing with your time.

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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #13 on: Dec 16, 2013, 01:53 »
How can they be capable of organising weekly games for team sports and yet one event a year for mountain biking is more than they can manage? It's not even like they struggle with external venues for championship sports either, swimming, road cycling and athletics are organised at the start of the year every year, get your acts together you're being payed for this. The excuse of 'oh some students built a fire and we got shouted at a few years ago' is getting old as well.

The last time someone from our Uni complained about them on a public forum they sent a screenshot with a complaint to the President of our Athletic Union, if you're reading this BUCS people, you have better things to be doing with your time.
This. The screenshot was also of a perfectly valid point that the organisers were being completely useless. If you're not happy with people slagging you off for the organisation of your events, then actually do something about it. You cannot complain if the people who are essentially paying your wages are not happy with the quality of service you are providing. End of, no if or buts. Sort it out.
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Re: BUCS DH Champs 2014
« Reply #14 on: Dec 16, 2013, 14:45 »
Dunkeld.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/323171/

would be glorious. the heckling atmosphere in that section would be immense

Being sensible is no fun, but Dunkeld is just not a good idea.

The standard of riding at BUCS is not high with it being the only race most of the entrants do a year, so having inexperienced riders, riding one of the hardest tracks, is just asking for an incredibly high injury rate, which when it gets to the point where there is a large number of injuries, you have to ask, 'is it worth it'? I question whether dunkeld is suitable for an SDA some years with the number of injuries.

Ae Forest would be the most suitable for all levels of rider and the car park is at least at the finish, unlike Dunkeld.
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