I see in the December newsletter the following:- Regulation 27(h) – the requirement that the starting order shall be arranged with the faster competitors spaced at not less than five minute intervals is no more. The regulation now reads: Only riders listed on the start sheet shall be allowed to compete. Save as otherwise provided, the Event Secretary shall have discretion to arrange the starting order as they wish bearing in mind the characteristics of their event and the need to avoid company riding as far as possible. It is not permissible to interpose in the starting order competitors in any other event except as provided for in the Regulation governing tandems. This would seem to allow a starting order of slowest first, with the fastest man last. This could well encourage loads of riders who would now have a chance of catching their minute man. In my case and the current regulations, it was extremely rare for me to catch anyone. It should liven up events.