Kidderminster Unimeet

Paul, Barry and myself went along to the uni meet on saturday at
kidderminster. The theme of this meet was trials and as we walked into the
hall there were a mass of unicyclists busy hopping up and down. Workshop
topics included hopping onto and over small blocks, and hopping onto
bigger obstacles such as benches and gym boxs, the crash mats were
appreciated!

In the afternoon there was a short Unicycle Quidditch session followed by
a longer hockey session. A photographer from a local nes agencey came
along to take some quidditch photos, with some of the younger riders
dressed up in wizards hats and capes. Games included Stuck in mud and
Gladiators with some interesting variations, both one handed and no handed
gladiators were palyed.

Dave mariner from DM unicycles was there with some of his unicycle data
collection rig, mesuring the ammount of force put onto pedals during
trials use. It seems that Will it putting force equal to 4 times his body
weight on those cranks, no wonder he bent another pair dring the day.

In the evening a long jump competion was held, Adam Wilcox and Will
Stevens domianted, both managing 155 in practise. However in competition
the winner was Will Stevens with a rather shorter 120cm jump.

I would estimate there were about 50 unicyclists at this meet, the ability
range was from complete beginner up to the trials boys and two two wheelr
giraffe riders. Hopefuly all those riders will also come to the British
Unicycle convention at the same venue in April, to help make the BUC a
bigger better weeknd for unicyclists.

sarah

psFor the BUC here will be 2 extra halls, so rather more space than at
a uni meet.

  British Unicycle Convention #9 April 19-21 2002 Unicycle Hockey,
  Games, Muni rides, Quidditch and Barn dance Harry Cheshire High
  School, Habberley rd, Kidderminster e-mail stevegrain@aol.com
  for details

I would like to add that these unimeets are superb and getting better all
the time. Thanks to Steve, Jackie, Will, Adam and all the crew that helps
to make these a great day.

Roger


The UK’s Unicycle Source http://www.unicycle.uk.com


“Sarah Miller” <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> wrote in message
news:3c41c842.f36@vimes.u-net.com
> Paul, Barry and myself went along to the uni meet on saturday at
> kidderminster. The theme of this meet was trials and as we walked into
> the hall there were a mass of unicyclists busy hopping up and down.
> Workshop topics included hopping onto and over small blocks, and hopping
> onto bigger obstacles such as benches and gym boxs, the crash mats were
> appreciated!
>
> In the afternoon there was a short Unicycle Quidditch session followed
> by a longer hockey session. A photographer from a local nes agencey came
> along to take some quidditch photos, with some of the younger riders
> dressed up in wizards hats and capes. Games included Stuck in mud and
> Gladiators with some interesting variations, both one handed and no
> handed gladiators were palyed.
>
> Dave mariner from DM unicycles was there with some of his unicycle
> data collection rig, mesuring the ammount of force put onto pedals
> during trials use. It seems that Will it putting force equal to 4
> times his body weight on those cranks, no wonder he bent another pair
> dring the day.
>
> In the evening a long jump competion was held, Adam Wilcox and Will
> Stevens domianted, both managing 155 in practise. However in competition
> the winner was Will Stevens with a rather shorter 120cm jump.
>
>
> I would estimate there were about 50 unicyclists at this meet, the
> ability range was from complete beginner up to the trials boys and two
> two wheelr giraffe riders. Hopefuly all those riders will also come to
> the British Unicycle convention at the same venue in April, to help make
> the BUC a bigger better weeknd for unicyclists.
>
> sarah
>
> psFor the BUC here will be 2 extra halls, so rather more space than at a
> uni meet.
> –
> British Unicycle Convention #9 April 19-21 2002 Unicycle Hockey,
> Games, Muni rides, Quidditch and Barn dance Harry Cheshire High
> School, Habberley rd, Kidderminster e-mail stevegrain@aol.com for
> details