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Halo BDS rd#2 Fort William

This weekend will see rd 2 of the Halo BDS circus roll into Fort William town in Scotland.

Fingers crossed the weather holds out for this weekends race at the Fort.

Organiser Si Paton posted this weather update on Facebook earlier:

The weathers moving in and may affect the schedule for this weekend at the Halo BDS:
Practice is scheduled for all day Saturday. We may bring seeding forward to Saturday afternoon 14:00 (Make sure you get two early runs in).
We will let you know on Saturday at 12:00 if this is the case. It maybe worth making seeding count is my hot tip.
We will only cancel once we are trackside and the gondola stops running.

Stay tuned to Facebook for more updates as and when.

The Dirt/Norco team will be in there in full force with Ben Reid, Dan Stanbridge and Duncan Riffle. So stay tuned for the Stanny Talkie Cam and also some DirtTV Chit Chat from the winners on Sunday.

Press Release:

350 of the Worlds fastest racers are booked in to tackle the toughest course on the World Cup circuit. With over 70 Elites booked in to race, aiming to stop GT’s Marc Beaumont in his tracks after his run away success at rd#1 in Combe Sydenham.

Giants Danny Hart has been on track since Wednesday, getting in early practice before the likes of Peaty, Bryceland, Beaumont, Bond, Smith, Fairclough, Lehikoinen, Buchanan, Cunningham, Dale, Kerr, Mears, Reading, Reid,Theiron, Riffle, Ruthin, Thomas.. and many more..

FREE Parking and Spectating all weekend!

Saturday and Sunday 12th/13th May 2012.

Halo British Downhill Series Round 2.

Nevis Range
Aonach Mor access road
Fort William
PH33 6SQ
Telephone: 01397 705825


Start list can be found above.

Categories in running order and their sponsors..

Juvenile – Leisure Lakes
Youth – Rose Bikes
Veterans – Stendec
Masters – Nukeproof

Women – Monster
Elite Women – Schwalbe
Junior Men – Fox Head
Senior Men – Knox
Expert Men – Descent-Gear.com
Elite Men – Schwalbe

Grab a chance to get autograph signings and photo opportunities with UCI World Champion Danny Hart who will be opening proceedings on Sunday at 10:50a.m before he races!

The nearest train station is:

Tom-na-Faire. Station Square, Fort William. Highland PH33 6TQ.

Course Description:

The course is probably the toughest on the World Cup circuit and will be physically and technically challenging and your race run will be between on average 5-7minutes long.

Grading – orange extreme (previously graded ‘black’).
Access – gondola uplift.
Length – 2.82km
Start altitude – 655m
Finish altitude – 100m
Vertical descent – 555m
Finish – Nevis Range car park
Fastest time 5:00 minutes.

Race Regulations:
The event will run under UCI Regulations.


1st £500.00
2nd £275.00
3rd £200.00
4th £156.00
5th £125.00
6th £108.00
7th £95.00
8th £78.00

1st £320.00
2nd £240.00
3rd £155.00
4th £80.00

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

08:30 Open Practise for all.
11:00 Timed Seeding Run.
14:00 One Timed Race Run.
17:45 Podium.

Award Ceremonies: Will take place 15 minutes after the last rider has crossed the line.
Race office: In the cafeteria, we will have a reserved area.
Press conference room: In the cafeteria with free wireless.

Monster Energy PA System mannd by Halo BDS Commentator Toby Parodi: A full Public Announcement Facility will be on site 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.
Retailers: Descent-Gear.com will be trackside with spares and new kit along with Alpine Bikes who have a store based there.

The race venue is not a campsite. Police can move you in as the Nevis Range has no license to allow camping.

Definately no fires!

The car park at Nevis Range which is where the race will be held is hard standing gravel and access for big rigs is easy.

Various camp site around the area, most favourable is the Glen Nevis Camp site.
Catering: Food and refreshments will be provided by Nevis Range, the mobile cafe will be open by the finish line and the cafe will also be open which has free wireless connections.

The onsite caterers will be open as follows:

Friday until 21:00
Saturday Food until 21:00, Bar until 21:00

Halo British Downhill Series Website


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