Following the success of last year's event, Chicksands will be hosting its second mini downhill race this Sunday 29 March. I've whacked a few details below, but if you want to know more, check out the links. I guess the main thing you need to worry about is getting up in time, as I just received an e-mail from event organiser Chris Roberts reminding me the clocks go forward an hour on Sunday.

There are currently over 180 riders signed on to tear it up over the short 30-40 second course, including a number of Pro-Ams. Sixsixone, Royal Clothing and Sunline will be providing prizes to the top three finishers in each category. The track isn't the steepest in the world, but if you go at it flat out it rapidly becomes a hell of a lot of fun.

For those of you that haven't been to Chicksands before, there's a load of cool stuff to ride, such as the national level 4X track, the Dual Slalom, Snake run and Bull run. Check out the pics below.


Saturday 2.30 to 4.00pm

Sunday 8.15am to 10.00am - Note you must sign before 10.00am or you will not race.

Event programme Sunday 29th March 09:

Practice 9.00am – 10.45am

Race Starts (2 x runs) 11.00am – 3.30pm

Prize Presentations 3.45pm

Race categories

Product prizes to top three in each age category

Rippers - Age 10-11

Juvenile - Age 12-14

Youth – Age 15-19

Senior – Age 17-29

Master – Age 30+

For more info about the event, check out the minidh website here

For more info on Chicksands Bike Park, click here

Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Images courtesy of English Bay Photographychicksands-mini-dh