Congratulations to RT7 KBIA on winning the 2015 Pedal Kart race covering 718km / 446 miles in the 24 hours. Second in the Formula One category was HAECO Lightening with Cathay Jumbos 3rd. KGV Staff picked up the first place in Formula Two, with many other teams picking up various category and industry awards.
Collectively the teams covered 21,858 km / 13,582 miles. According to a Club Med study of British kids the average child has travelled 13,582 miles by its 16th birthday!
Set up today (Friday 13th) in Victoria Park and then racing starting tomorrow (Saturday 14th) at 12 noon. 24 hours of racing, so through Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning before the final effort to complete as many laps as possible and secure a podium finish or one of the many sub-category awards on offer.
46 karts from almost 20 teams.
Bring it on!
Come on down and support. Nine to Five providing catering and we have an on stage DJ.
Information to teams:
A) Managers briefing will take place on Tuesday evening (10th) starting 6.30pm (finish by 8.30pm) at DTZ Cushman & Wakefield offices, 16F, Jardine House, Central. We are expecting not less than two representatives per team as per your original entry form (Team Manager and Alternate), but also happy if you bring along a team captain for each pedal kart or other key representatives who you think will benefit from attending. Each kart entered will receive a bag with information and essentials for the race like paperwork, bands, brochures etc. By then you should have provided; a) an excel spreadsheet with your pedalers details, b) information on your marshals for your appointed time slots and c) vehicle licence plate and clarification if that vehicle is a delivery vehicle or is intended to stay during the event (only teams with multiple karts allowed to keep one vehicle for the event duration). Briefing will cover : Welcome / Safety Briefing / Team Introductions and handover of team packs (Team pack contents; Wrist bands for restricted area access, Marshalls responsibilities, Rules and Regs, Contingency plan / Emergency contacts, Event brochures) / Race Information run down (including Scruitineering) / Q&A / New teams meet established teams - informal small group Q&A opportunity / Marshalls Briefing (including penalties) - during evening pls input marshalls names into central spreadsheet / Open Q&A / Close. Each KART entered (not team) will get a max of 30 passes to the restricted area. This will be for pedallers, race crews, support crews and a few to be used by friends and family visiting (transferable but everyone in the restricted area at all times must have a pass visible). So MTR with 4 karts will get 100+ whereas The BASF with one kart will get max 30.
b) Event Posters – these were sent on Friday 23rd (yesterday) to you for display in your places of work. If not received by end of this coming week let me know. PDF of event brochures attached.
c) Nine to Five Catering are able to provide catering to teams (see attachment) on a pre-order basis. They will also have food and beverage stand set up at the event. Teams are most welcome to use Nine to Five or you are entitled to make your own arrangements, but PLEASE PLEASE consider 9-5 given their support and intention to give Charitable Donation linked to sales.
d) Race Rundown document attached. A condensed version is included here for Spectators and Supporters. Please feel free to share this.
e) Trophies – Please DO NOT bring to Managers briefing. I will advise whether we would like those holding trophies to bring to the Race itself.
f) In email of 20th Sept (at base of this one) I included excels covering; Donations, Race Numbers, Marshalls, Vehicle and Pedaler Registration - Each team is to provide 4 named marshalls (responsible adults over 18 yrs of age) with mobile numbers for the corresponding time slot as detailed on the attached. These marshalls will compliment Race Officials. Marshalls will be asked to make themselves known to Race Officials 10 mins prior to allotted time for a briefing and will be issued with flag, whistle and high vis vest. Please come with information on your marshalls to the Managers briefing where we will ask you to complete a master copy of the document. Information is not required in advance of the Managers Briefing. Vehicle and Pedaler registration. Details on the excel on the format sought for information on pedaler registration (for insurance purposes) and then secondly on vehicle registration. May I ask that these are completed prior to the managers briefing. Pls send by excel so easy to collate.
g) We have two facebook pages as detailed on our posters and typically at the base of my emails. Please ‘like’ our pages. Please where possible ‘link’ your company to our facebook pages and please ask all your teams members and supporters to ‘like’ us a well. It’s a simple but effective way of spreading the message about our event.
All from me.
Tel - 9220 3129.
No you have not missed anything of significance this week. The Organising Committee is busy with brochure, various event contracts and also the extent of input into the forthcoming Classic Festival (check out the 8 weeks to go entry for background on that). Please remember that we have a deal with Tsunami to make your racing outfits, and Kerry's 9-5 for food. The food menu is still being finalised so might come out next week.
Space is again tight this year so we might not have the bouncey castle, but of course we do welcome down as many spectators as possible. Please keep an eye on your individual emails from me as some outstanding entry fees, logo's and / or race entry info i might need a quick turnaround on.