THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN...

World HPV Championships, 16-18 August 2024

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 at the 2024 World Human Powered Vehicle Championships.
From the 16th-18th August 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.

RACE

Closed circuit racing and sprints on the purpose-built, silky smooth Betteshanger circuit using our RFID timing system. Spectators are welcome for free

EAT

Catering is available onsite.
More details when we have them

SLEEP

Camping for tents and motorhomes is available onsite in Betteshanger Park, exclusively for those attending WC2024. Or choose from 100s of cottages, apartments, pubs and hotels in the nearby towns and villages of this popular tourist area.

REPEAT

For three amazing days in August 2024

WHO'S COMING?

FAMILIAR FACES

Meet some of the organisers

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ALAN GOODMAN

Race registration

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HEATHER FORTNUM

Treasurer

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ANDREW SIDWELL

Web design

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NIGEL SLEE

Publicity

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BARNEY HARLE

Race director

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KIM WALL

Electronic Timing

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CHRIS HAMILTON

Main event organiser

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NATALYA DELL

Accessibility & Timing

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2024 sees us back for the third time at Betteshanger Park, nr Deal in Kent – over 3km of smooth, purpose-built track surrounded by beautiful countryside

Betteshanger Park
Sandwich Road
Deal
CT14 0BF
United Kingdom

Visit Betteshanger site

CIRCUIT GPX FILES

Download GPX files for the circuits we'll be using

ACCOMMODATION IDEAS

Kent is a very popular holiday destination. Accommodation is plentiful but don't leave it too late

CAMPING

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Countries

8.5

metres of climbing per lap

3300

metres of tarmac

16

riders

REGISTER NOW

Registration opens on 1st April and closes on 9th August 2024

REGISTERED RIDERS

Prove you're a racer

Get a limited edition tee with your goodie bag when you arrive. Additional tees will be available from the BHPC webshop

RIDER INFORMATION

All the little details for competitors

RACE PROGRAMME

Registration

Let us know you've arrived and present your HPV for scrutineering. Only HPVs that have passed scrutineering (see race rules for guidelines) will be allowed to race. We have people coming from far and wide so registration will most likely remain open throughout Friday and also Saturday morning.

6 hours

Race control

1-lap time-trial

Individual start, in any order. Just make your way to the start line and queue up. Your time determines which criterium race you are in on Saturday morning.

3 hours

Upper circuit (1.3km)

All riders, individually

Criterium race briefing

Riders will be seeded into the slow/medium/fast criterium races based on the results of the 1 lap time-trial on Friday evening

15 mins

Trackside

1-hour criterium (slow)

Massed start

60 mins + 1 lap

Lower circuit (2.1km)

Slower riders

1-hour criterium (medium)

Massed start.

60 mins + 1 lap

Lower circuit (2.1km)

Medium riders

1-hour criterium (fast)

Massed start

60 mins + 1 lap

Lower circuit (2.1km)

Faster riders

Flying sprints (100m)

Individual start. One lap of the upper circuit finishing with a downhill straight, timed over 100m.

90 mins

Upper circuit anticlockwise, then main straight downhill

All riders, individually

Standing-start sprints (300m)

Individual start. 300m uphill on the main straight from a standing start.

90 mins

Main straight, uphill

All riders, individually

15-min criterium (slow)

Massed start.

15 mins + 1 lap

Upper circuit (1.3km)

Slower riders

15-min criterium (medium)

Massed start.

15 mins + 1 lap

Upper circuit (1.3km)

Medium riders

15-min criterium (fast)

Massed start.

15 mins + 1 lap

Upper circuit (1.3km)

Faster riders

3-hour endurance race

Massed start

3 hours + 1 lap

Full circuit (3.3km)

All riders together

Prizes and medals

30 mins

Race control

RULES and REGULATIONS

Race rules, vehicle specifications, classes and points
COMING SOON

VOLUNTEERS

Smooth running of the event depends on a team of Volunteers helping with everything from marshalling and setting up equipment to sitting in the Information tent dealing with queries.

Please consider registering as a volunteer and help make the Championships a great event for everyone. There is no payment (sorry!) but your reward is all the thanks you'll get from everyone you help.

We ask that volunteers register in advance so that we can plan who's doing what and be aware of where we need more help.