30 July 2013

Not long now to the start of the season.

Not long now to the start of the 2013 Season. Round 1 is on Wednesday 14th Aug @ Hetton Lyons Country Park, Hetton Le Hole. Ive been busy this week sorting out all the final paperwork / admin for the series and everything is ready to rock. John from Springboard is hopefully going to cut back some of the singletrack sections that we normally use at the bottom end of the course. The main tracks are in perfect condition. The race equipment is all ready and just need to get the refreshments sorted nearer the time. The Series will be similar set up to previous years with three races on the night, first U10's on a shorter course for 10mins - all get some goodies at the end. Second race is the U12/14/16 on the main course for approx 20+mins, again all get some goodies after. Main race is at 7pm on the main course for approx 50mins (depending upon weather). It will be your best three from four rounds to count for overall league position and the presentation will take place after the main race @ Rd4 on the 4th Sept. All riders who complete the series will be presented with a goodie bag regardless of position. All i ask is that you turn up in plenty of time to get signed on and get ready for your start time. We hold a tight schedule on the night due to fading light each week. If you are a member dont forget to bring your current 2014 licence otherwise you will have to pay the day member fee. If you are a non member can you complete the Day membership form (see section to the top right of this web page) and bring along on the day, that will help reduce the waiting time at signing on. The races are open to all ages and abilities from complete novice to expert, you dont have to be a member of any club either. You can enter on any type of bike suitable for offroad use inc mountain bikes etc, all you need is a helmet. Can you hand your numbers in when you help yourself to the free refreshments afterwards. Enjoy and have a good time. There will hoefully be a gallery of photos each week which are free to download. Results for each round and an updated league table. The course will be set of the hill side of the Country Park which has a great mix of all types of terrain from climbs, descents, singletrack, open sections. The course length will be in the region of approx 1.2-1.5mile laps. More updates will be posted as and when.

Its the Final round of the Nutcracker 2013 Series @ Fremington on Saturday 10th Aug. Its different to all the other rounds as its a mass neutral start from the Dales Bike Centre up ontpo the course. The edge is beast to climb each lap then followed by open moorland riding (just pray there is no wind) and a technical descent back down through the quarry. Full details are here

I have found the ultimate fat bike below ;-)

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