11 August 2013

MBE RD1 Autumn Series this Wednesday Night 14th Aug - Course info etc

This Wednesday sees the start of the 2013 Season. Round 1 is on Wednesday 14th Aug @ Hetton Lyons Country Park, Hetton Le Hole. The main tracks and now all the singletracks are in perfect condition, bone dry, hard & fast going under tyre. The refreshments are now all sorted. 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 first course of the season can be viewed here and is 1.46 miles long with approx 177ft climbing per lap. The map on the Garmin link is best viwed in Satellite option - click on Map button and select this setting. The climb to the top is easier this way to warm your legs up for some tougher courses later in the series. Here is the shorter course for the U10/8/6, it has a great mix of up, down, singletrack and corners.

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