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DMR Pump Track Challenge comes to The London Bike Show

Got wood? The DMR Pumptrack Challenge has…

The London Bike Show (ExCeL) is January 12th – 15th and it will feature The DMR Bikes Dual Pumptrack Challenge, which is open to all riders to race against the Pro’s with £250 prize money each day. Doesn’t look there will be much dirt on site! Make sure you take some tyres that are good on two-by-fours! Here’s the full Press Release.

PRESS RELEASE
You can race on this indoor Dual pump track in January
The London bike show is on for 4 days and we need riders to take part to win the £250 cash prize money each day.

Thursday 12th , Friday 13th , Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January 2012
It’s all about speed, flow and skill. The event is open to riders register each day.
A time trial event will establish a finals field of 32 riders.
Location

The London Bike Show takes place at ExCeL, London.
ExCeL London is located just 10 minutes from Canary Wharf, in the heart of London’s Royal Docks.

Race Entry Fee
£12.50 to race – You can race 1 day or all 4 days

Format & Rules
• Course length – approx 20-seconds (1 lap for time trials and finals)
• Bike Restriction – 24-inch wheels (min) Sorry no BMX
• Helmets Mandatory (full face optional)

Schedule
Open Practice 10.30am -11.30am
Qualifying – 1pm – 2.00pm
Finals 3:00 – 4.00pm

Qualifying
• Two timed runs – best time. Best result will determine qualifying / seeding for the finals
• Open Qualifying 1pm-2.00pm
• Top 32 riders advancing to finals

Finals
• Dual heat formats with single elimination ladders (seeded by afternoon time trials)
• Riders start side by side on Dual Start gate
• Start Procedure – Riders Ready Watch the Gate Beep Beep Beeeeeeeeeep
• Finish – first one to cross their finish after 1 full lap (electronic eye will confirm close races)

The race commentator for each days racing the Uks Top World Cup Commentator Dan Jarvis
There is the Lezyne Exploder competition for any spectators want to have some fun and win
Pump Tracks have started to emerge all over the UK in recent years. From City centres to rural parks, Pump Tracks take up a small amount of space and provide about as much fun as you can have on a bicycle. No matter what bike you have, or what your skill level is, a pump track is the place to have fun and learn new skills. These new pump tracks have produced a style of riding that combines the skills of all mountain bike disciplines – 4X, Downhill, Cross Country and Dirt Jumping.

The new discipline of Pump Track racing has really taken off Worldwide over the past few years. The bike brand DMR (www.dmrbikes.com) were quick to acknowledge this last year and launched the ‘DMR Pump Track Challenge’ Series. In 2011 there have been three events that have each produced a different winner. Round 1 was won by Bernhard Kerr, Round 2 by Scott Beaumont and Round 3 by Ben Baker. All of these riders will be attending The London Bike Show to find out who will be the King of the London Pump Track.

In addition to these guys, Will Longden, Bernard Kerr, Olly Wilkins, Sam Reynolds, Lewis Lacey, Scott Roberts and Duncan Ferris will headline the UK pro riders who will be invited to challenge for the win.
The track will be slightly different to the other pump tracks that have been used so far for the series. This time the riders will be on a wooden track that will be designed and built by ShoreTrax (www.shoretrax.com). The wooden track will be a dual race with riders racing head to head around it in less than 20 seconds over rollers and around berms.

For 2012, The London Bike Show organisers thought it was important to add a racing discipline to their ‘live action arenas’ and the ‘DMR Pump Track Challenge’ was the perfect discipline to bring to the Excel arena in January.

Pro 4X rider, Scott Beaumont added:
‘The DMR Pump Track Challenge Series in 2011 has been one of the highlights of the season for me. The tracks are really good fun for the riders and exciting for spectators. Racing in front of a big crowd in London Excel in January is going to be amazing. I can’t wait!
The DMR Pump Track Challenge will take place every day during The London Bike Show 2012. Please visit www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk for all the information you need and follow the regular updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelondonbikeshow and Twitter: www.twitter.com/thelondonbikeshow

www.pumptrackchallenge.com or Facebook.com/DMRpumptrack

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