I suspect that the times are lost or are totally screwed up - some form of acknowedgement and offer of refund would be nice.
The organisers were fully aware of non-racers using the road, but appeared to have given up on the idea of stopping other people. There were no signs to warn non-racers that they should not be on the road, and this was problematic as I had to yell out as a non-racer was drifting all over the place threatening to turn across the road in front of me. Maybe some signs warning other riders to keep to the side would help in future.
The reason that some racers went out without timing bars appears to be simple - there were not enough for all racers. It would appear that the bars would have been recycled from earlier racers. Unfortunately, due to more disorganisation, no cut-off time was set for when racers should register, resulting in people in the top 100 arriving late and starting out of sequence, meaning that the bars were not available for others, because they were out on the course or on the desk waiting for the late (or no-show) riders to register. ( although I am not sure the math works based on my number and start time )
The number and organisation of the staff taking money and recording riders was inadequate - if it takes 1 min to get a rider registered, then it takes 200 mins for one person to deal with 200 riders, or 100mins for 2 staff.
Having the registration split alphabetically, or allocating numbers beforehand may have improved the process. For some strange reason I was asked my age when I approached the desk, but the list did not appear to be split by age, it appeared to be based on the speed groupings so it too long to find my name. Listing the names alphabetically would have made that part simpler and quicker.
The start line was badly operated, people were called to the front in groups of 10, but the starter couldn't tell who was who, and failed to control what was happening, and failed to start individual cyclists properly. With other people milling about nearby to make sure they could hear the starter calling people and didn't miss their start. ( there was no PA system ) The start was confusing, and the idea of allocated start times didn't seem to work, but there was no clock, so who was to know the official time anyway.
Apparently, it was the first time that BV had run this sort of event, and people there on the day realised what some of the mistakes were. It is dissapointing though.