RHL Beach Race at Weston 2014 - Transponder Hire

Welcome to the official transponder hire website for the RHL Beach Race at Weston. 

If you would like to hire a transponder please click the button below or you can of course purchase your own (further information below).


mylaps_mx_flex_personal_tra.jpg NEW MYLAPS FLEX Transponder, only £73.00+VAT

2011 saw the release of the new MYLAPS FLEX transponder which is subscription based.  After paying for the initial purchase the transponder is active for 1, 2 or 5 years, at the end of which it will turn itself off.  To use it for another 1, 2 or 5 years you just connect it to the internet and pay online to activate it again.

BUY ONLINE BY clicking here.

Transponder Hire

Riders in all classes at the RHL Weston Beach Race must now provide their own approved timing transponder.

To assist riders a small number of transponders will be available for hire over the weekend and these will be on a first come first served basis and must be pre-booked on-line. The current price to hire is £30.00.  To help speed up the distribution process this year there will once again be additional cabins and staff.

Competitors who have their own MYLAPS MX transponders already, and who have received their race number for the 2014 Weston Beach Race, can register their MYLAPS MX transponder identification number against their entry by sending an email to mailto://westonbeach@hssports.co.uk with the following information:

1. Rider Name
2. Race Number
3. Class
4. MYLAPS (AMB) Transponder 7 Digit Identification Number
5. Transponder Model - MX, MX Flex or TranX 260. (Note - a MX AMCA transponder cannot be used)

With a race as big as the RHL Beach Race, with more than 1000 competitors on track during the main solo race, the transponders are an essential item. The use of an electronic timing system means that riders aren't forced to queue at the finish line to record their time and position and enables live timing to be displayed on the big screens around the course, allowing the 100,000 strong crowd to keep track of who is doing what in the race.

Gareth Hockey: Director - RHL Activities Limited
"Electronic timing systems are becoming more popular at club events within the UK, and a lot of riders have invested in their own transponder as a result. This year those riders will be able to use their own transponder at Weston, rather than having to queue to collect and return a hired transponder. In 2010 we switched to a system where each rider will be responsible for providing their own transponder, either by buying or renting the unit, which makes the signing on process and the timing of the race much more efficient. We've also done a discount deal with HS Sports to take the sting out of buying a transponder to allow infrequent competitors to rent units for the 2014 RHL Beach Race at Weston."

As it stands due to contractual agreements between the AMCA and transponder manufacturer MYLAPS, AMCA transponders will not work with the RHL Beach Race Timing System.