Lane Booking Rules & Information

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, you must book a time slot in a lane so that we don’t have too many members at the club at any one time. It also helps us keep a record of attendance in case of emergency/outbreak.

The archery range now consists of three lanes (1-3). Each lane is set out with one target at a set distance. Currently these are: Lane 1 – 20 yards; Lane 2 – 30 yards; Lane 3 – 50 metres (although this will be subject to review). Lane time slots are for 1.5 hours.

In order to get the club open we have implemented a simple booking system using Google Sheets.

The following rules for the booking system apply:

  • You will need to have a Google account in order to access the booking system. If you don’t have one, simply follow the instructions here to help you create one. If you don’t want a Google account you can ask another club member to make your booking for you.
  • You must book a time slot in a lane before arriving at the Club. If you do not book a lane, then unfortunately you CANNOT shoot.
  • A lane can be booked for a single archer or multiple archers from the same household.
  • Initially you will only be allowed to make 1 advance booking per week to allow other members the opportunity to shoot. Please do not make more than one advance booking per week – we will monitor the bookings to enforce this. The cut-off time for bookings is 1800 hours on the day before.
  • You must only shoot at the target within your booked lane, so please be aware of the distance you have booked.
  • Do not edit anyone else’s bookings. Your access will get revoked.
  • If you cannot access the booking system for whatever reason, or if problems arise with the booking system then unfortunately you cannot shoot.
  • If you lose an arrow on the field you MUST inform the Field Captain and have the details added to the Lost Arrow Log (see Lost Arrow Log here)
  • If you have any concerns about your safety and welfare, or that of others, with these rules or whilst at the Club, please get in touch here.

Before Booking

  • As mentioned above, you must have a google account in order to use the booking system. If you don’t have a google account, follow the instructions below to get one. If you already have a google account, skip to the next step.

To create a Google Account

Click here to go to the Google Account signup page (opens in new window).

Enter your name.

Click Use my current email address instead.

Enter your current email address (the email address that you want to use if you have more than one).

Enter and confirm a suitable password of your choice.

Click Next.

Verify your email address with the code sent to you by Google.

Click Verify.

  • With your google account setup, send an email to bromyardbowmen@gmail.com so that we can add your google account email address to the booking system. This will also act as your acceptance of the regulations currently in place.
  • Once we have registered you on the system you will be able to log in and make your first booking.
  • Follow the instructions below to make your first booking.

A Video Tour of Making a Booking

Making a Booking

Once you have been registered you can log in to the booking system by clicking here or on the button below.

You should now be looking at the Bromyard Bowmen Lane Booking spreadsheet in Google Sheets, as shown in the following example:

To resize the spreadsheet to better fit your device, use the Zoom selection circled in red. (If using the Google Sheets app on a tablet or mobile device, you can pinch to zoom in or out.)

Two weekends are available for booking, displayed in the worksheet tabs at the bottom. Select the tab for the date you require.

The dates and lanes are listed down the left hand side, the time slots are shown across the top. Decide on a day, time and lane for your booking and enter your name in the corresponding cell, but only if it is empty!

When you press enter, the background of the cell containing your name will turn grey to confirm it is booked as shown in the example below.

Please note that if multiple archers from the same household will be shooting you should enter all their names into the cell. This is to ensure compliance with insurance and in case of emergency/outbreak. (When entering multiple names the box will accept as much text as you need and will wrap the text to fit inside the box.)

To close the spreadsheet, simple close the browser window or navigate away from the page.

Lost Arrow Log

In the Bromyard Bowmen Archery Lane Booking spreadsheet, to log a lost arrow, navigate to the Lost Arrow Log worksheet using the sheet tabs at the bottom.

Double-click in the Date cell and choose your date from the date picker calendar.

Complete the rest of the details as per the example shown below and notify the committee by emailing bromyardbowmen@gmail.com. The lost arrow will be retrieved where possible during maintenance sessions.

To close the spreadsheet, simple close the browser window or navigate away from the page.