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World HPV Championships, 13-15 July 2018

Welcome

Join the BHPC and other HPV riders of all types from across Europe and beyond at the spectacular Betteshanger Park on the east Kent coast, for three days of closed track racing and camaraderie for the 2018World Human Powered Vehicle Championships.
From the 13th-15th July meet racers, modders and home-builders – put your ride to the test against some of fastest human powered vehicles around, in a place where new ideas and new riders are always welcomed.
The full schedule of races and events plus entry details TBC - please bear with us and check back often.

1st class racing

Three days of closed circuit racing on the purpose built, silky smooth Betteshanger circuit using our new RFID timing system.
Spectators are welcome for free.

Pre and post race

On-track and park café catering , plus an ever-growing Mike Burrows exhibition (open all weekend), to celebrate a very special birthday and take your mind of your aching legs!

On-site camping and catering

Opening Thursday 12th, full weekend camping in Betteshanger Park with full facilities, as well as great accommodation nearby in beautiful Kent

Who's racing?

Now over 103 confirmed entries covering all of our race classes from the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Switzerland.

FAMILIAR FACES

Meet some of the organisers

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Alan Goodman

Race registration

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Heather Fortnum

Treasurer & Camping

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Andrew Sidwell

Race timing and Results

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Stuart Glen

Secretary

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Barney Harle

Race director

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Jonathan Woolrich

Sprint timing

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Chris Hamilton

Main event organiser

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Marc Lohez

Media and design

PROGRAMME

More info on the way! Click listings for details...

Registration opens

Registration will open in a leisurely fashion around lunchtime. We have people coming from far and wide so registration will most likely remain open throughout Friday and also Saturday morning.

45mins

Race control

Flying sprints

Don't bother saving your lungs. The weekend kicks off with 100m sprint racing over specific sections of the course using our bluetooth timing system.

4hrs

Closed circuit

All

Any other events TBC

OK, so we haven't quite got that far yet. Go and overhaul your drivetrain and come back later.

45mins

TBC

All

Mikes Bikes display

For many decades Mike Burrows has been widely known as a perpetual pioneer and innovator of HPV design as well as being one of the founding members of the BHPC. In 2018 Mike celebrate his 75th Birthday. To commemorate this we are aiming to gather as many of his HPV designs and creations in one place for all to see. This will likely be the largest collection of Mike’s bikes to have been gathered all together. The tally so far is 25 and counting. Watch this space for more details. If you happen to own a bike made/designed by Mike and are either bringing it to Betteshanger to race (or able to bring it along to show to others) please let us know!

Fri-Sat

Visitor Centre

2km Standing time trials

Using the top loop of this fabulous course you will be timed from a standing start to a flat out finish over 2km.

3hrs

Top loop

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1hr criteriums

3 x 1 hr criterium races using the bottom loop of 2km. Riders will be divided into two or three groups (based on results of 1st two events) – and will certainly earn you a decent dinner.

4hrs

Bottom loop

All

Mikes Bikes display

For many decades Mike Burrows has been widely known as a perpetual pioneer and innovator of HPV design as well as being one of the founding members of the BHPC. In 2018 Mike celebrate his 75th Birthday. To commemorate this we are aiming to gather as many of his HPV designs and creations in one place for all to see. This will likely be the largest collection of Mike’s bikes to have been gathered all together. The tally so far is 25 and counting. Watch this space for more details. If you happen to own a bike made/designed by Mike and are either bringing it to Betteshanger to race (or able to bring it along to show to others) please let us know!

Fri-Sat

Visitor Centre

Sprint races

Three groups of 15 minute races against the clock from a standing start. Track section TBC.

1.5hrs

TBC

All

3hr Enduro

A full 3hr race with the full group on the long circuit.

3hrs

Full circuit

All

Not a fan of tents?

There are lots of nearby places to stay to suit all budgets, our pick of some of these we’ve listed here.  Book early to avoid disappointment!

venue

2018 sees us back at Betteshanger, Fowlmead – kilometres of smooth, purpose-built track surrounded by beautiful countryside

Betteshanger Park

Betteshanger Park
Sandwich Road, Deal,
Kent CT14 0BF

visit Betteshanger site

Accommodation Ideas

A few self-catering search options from Deal Tourist Office

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Countries

260

minutes of racing

3000

metres of tarmac

150

riders

REGISTER

Buy now at the BHPC shop

Prove you're a racer

Get a limited edition tee with your goodie bag when you register. Additional tees available from the shop at £8.95

QUESTIONS?

SPONSORS

And contributors that have helped make WC2018 possible

RULES, REGS & FAQ

All the little details for competitors

Rules for competitors

Race rules, vehicle specification, racing classes and points system

Places to stay

Local venues from full board to self catering for all budgets

Tracks GPX

GPX files for the upper, lower and full course.