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Old 17-Sep-2015, 21:30   #1
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Declining numbers
In 2014 we averaged over 22 riders per meeting, although Knockhill was some way off that at only 14 otherwise the average was aproaching 24, this year the average is nearly 21 but I suspect next weeks round at Pembrey is going to drop us down to below an average of 20.

which means we have lost the support of another 4 riders this season and weakens our negotiating position, also I'm not sure how long we can go on with this level of support. we had almost 40 riders register for this season but only around half are regulars.

Long gone are the days where we had two grids, one for each class and with nearly 30 on each grid


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Old 18-Sep-2015, 12:35   #2
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I suspect the ridiculous antics of Hottrax put people off, firstly wanting 11 rounds and then going bump.
NG seem to run a good calendar, the lack of Knockhill and Croft may tempt those sitting on the fence due to distances to have a go.


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Old 18-Sep-2015, 13:03   #3
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Sadly, I can only budget for 4 meetings a year and Cadwell was my fourth meeting this year.

I was chatting to a chap in the paddock at cadwell who was asking about his lad switching from cbr6 steelies to DD
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Old 18-Sep-2015, 15:00   #4
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I suspect that if we switch to running wets next year, we may see people from CB500s, MiniTwins etc coming across.


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Old 04-Oct-2015, 10:55   #5
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Should we put an advertising board in the DD paddock ? Details of costs etc, tempt extra people in, or use the power of social media to advertise the series, maybe a separate DD facebook page with pictures of all bikes currently for sale in one place, pictures of social nights in the paddock etc, be good to get enough new people involved to keep our own grids, if we can arrange it now we may have stronger grids for 2016
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Old 04-Oct-2015, 12:34   #6
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I think That's a good idea Mykal. Something like the ever wanted to be a DesmoDue racer thread on here or the flyer I think people have printed off and handed out. Something along those lines and get as many people sharing it on Facebook etc as much as possible
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Old 18-Oct-2015, 22:44   #7
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I think the series just needs to find a decent home and you'll see numbers increase. It worked for the CB500s, which New Era did a great job of killing off. This year Thundersport had 136 registered riders and several times accepted 80 entrants to accommodate as many as possible. Hopefully DD can continue to run with a big club like NGRRC ��
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Old 19-Oct-2015, 17:44   #8
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I think the series just needs to find a decent home and you'll see numbers increase. It worked for the CB500s, which New Era did a great job of killing off. This year Thundersport had 136 registered riders and several times accepted 80 entrants to accommodate as many as possible. Hopefully DD can continue to run with a big club like NGRRC ��

Maybe once a new home is confirmed we need a new DD website??


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Old 20-Oct-2015, 17:26   #9
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Maybe once a new home is confirmed we need a new DD website??

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Old 20-Oct-2015, 18:36   #10
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I'll defo be back next year .. pinky promise
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