2012 British National Champs this weekend at Moelfre

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2012 British National Champs this weekend at Moelfre

This weekend will see the UK’s fastest racers go head to head to win the title of the British Cycling National Champion.

Can 2011 National Champions, Ruaridh Cunningham and Tracy Moseley retain their crown. Well Tracy is racing the Megavalanche this weekend so the Elite Women’s title is up for grabs. Is RoyCat racing?

That’s a full year’s bragging rights to wear the jersey at every race and show everybody you are number one!This weekend will see the UK’s fastest racers go head to head to win the title of the British Cycling National Champion. That’s a full year’s bragging rights to wear the jersey at every race and show everybody you are number one!

British Cycling National Championships presented by Halo.
Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd of July 2012.

Event Location:
Event Location will be well sign posted.
Farmer Jac’s
Moelfre Hall
SY10 7QJ
Just 15 minutes West of Oswestry near Llansilin.
One hour west of Birmingham,
OS: SJ 189 283

We recommend you put Llansilin into your SatNav rather than SY10 7QJ for directions to the track. Please note that there are several Moelfre’s in Wales and you will need the one close to Oswestry.
If the Moelfre you have found is more than 15 minutes from Oswestry then you have found the wrong one.

Head along the B4580 by the Old Race Course, through LLawnt, through Rhydycroesau and then into Llansilin. The road curves left (there’s a phone box on the right hand side). After 50 yards turn the first right by the 4×4 garage and then first right again, signposted Moelfre. Head up and follow the road to the left, after a mile and almost at the bottom of the dip turn right. Follow the road up for one mile, taking caution through the narrow lanes and twisty corners and the race venue will greet you on the right hand side.

Admission Charges: Free to everyone!
Parking and Camping Is free of charge for everyone including spectators. Please note that there will be specific camping and parking areas away from the pit and finish area, so if you arrive in the early hours of Saturday morning and park in the taped off area then you will have to move.

There will be drinking water available on site and this will be the same source for bike washing – there is a hose pipe attached and please bring your brushes and cleaner to keep your bikes running sweet for the weekend.

Course Description:
The start is 545meters above sea level.
The finish is 238meters above sea level.
318 meters is the total vertical drop and the track is 2.32kms long.

The course is the fastest in the U.K. Flat out open sections up top and you will be going 30mph plus! We then drop into the switch backs before attacking the road crossing and the long rocky straight. Weather permitting you will hit the 4x track, so get your jumps dialled before you descend into the huge finish arena. There is only one tree on course, so don’t hit it! The course will still be physically and technically challenging and your race run will be on average 2-3 minutes long.

Race Director:
Simon Paton: [email protected]
Race Web Site: www.HaloBritishDownhillSeries.com

BC Lead Commissaire: Adrian Walls.
Commissaires: Phil Pollard, Trevor Williams and Alex Thomson.

Categories and running order:
Juvenile – Leisure Lakes
Youth – Rose Bikes
Masters 30-34 – Nukeproof
Masters 35-39 – Nukeproof
Veterans 40-44 – Stendec
Veterans 45-49 – Stendec
Grand Veterans 50+
Women – Monster
Elite Women – Schwalbe
Junior Men – Fox Head
Senior Men – Knox
Expert Men – Descent-Gear.com
Elite Men – Schwalbe

09:30 Open practise for all riders.
18:00 Course Closed.

08:30 Open Practise for all.
10:45 Course Closed.
11:00 Timed Seeding Run.
14:15 Seeding finished.
14:20 One Timed Race Run.
17:45 Last Elite racer down.
18:00 Podium.

Entry procedure, distribution of identification numbers:
The race is pre entry only and is full with 330 riders.

Race Timing: Race Timing will be carried out by Sports Timing Systems, results will be posted in the main arena on completion of each event and online by Monday 12:00 after the event. Riders will be captured on the start and finsh lines using light beams. There will be a slpit/speed trap section located at the top of the motorway section.

Medical: Full Medical Cover will be provided by Remote Medical Services, five medics both on course and from a Base Station in the event Arena.

Award Ceremonies: Will take place 15 minutes after the last rider has crossed the line.

Anti-doping tests: Riders participating in National Events shall be subject to In-Competition testing initiated and directed by the National Anti-Doping Organisation of the country. We will have a specific toilet set aside for this.

Press Office: Accredited media please check in with Dave Franciosy at the press tent located near the finih line. You will receive a bib, free wi-fi, power access and refreshments.

PA System: A full Public Announcement Facility will be on sitecourtesy of Monster Energy with announcements throughout the day. A Notice Board will be also on display in the Race Office/Rider Registration area for displaying information regarding the event.

Toilets: This will also include disabled and urinal facilities. All will be serviced on Saturday evening and restocked throughout the weekend.

Retailers: Descent-Gear.com will be trackside with spares and repairs.

Catering: Food and refreshments will be provided by XO Catering.
The onsite caterers will be open as follows:
Friday 15:00 until 23:00
Saturday 07:30 until 23:00
Sunday 07:30 to 18:00

Photos by Chris West.


Stay Unclipped!
Si Paton.


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