Maybe we just ride the 3 races that were used last year consecutively and the 5 who complete them in the fastest time gain their slot.. that will test the stamina side of it and it means we can slot in the velodrome too. I know this will require a 3 hour session but I'm sure between now and mid Jan, with Xmas in between, we can all sort out a 3 hour slot to do this. As each person completes their attempt (no bots or ghosts, with a 20 mins max? rest between each ride) they can post up on here and I can update the second post on this thread and order the attempts in order of fastest. This way too we will each know how bad the real race day will be and whether we (I'm saying we but I don't know why as I won't be in the running!!) really want to go through that pain with hundreds of people watching. Thoughts?