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Regional Race Dates 2010/11

A quick round up of a few up and coming events, so get your diaries out.

  • DH Push up Race at Triscombe-19th Dec 2010
  • Megavalanche style race at Kielder-March 5th-6th 2011
  • Aston Hill-Sunday 27th March (TBC)
  • No Fuss 2011 Calender

Ukbikepark Winter DH Push up Race at Triscombe with Fancy Dress

19th Dec 2010

Ukbikepark will the first ever race at the incredibly popular Triscombe riding spot near Bridgewater.

Triscombe is the secret training ground of many of the UK’s top Elite riders including English Champ Rich Thomas and Welsh Champ Brendan Fairclough. Riders have been waiting for over 10 years to race here and this will be first race at the site ever.

We’ve selected a decent and challenging track with lots of roots, rock and fun jumps. It will keep you all grinning but still be very doable by all riders.

We’ve arranged sponsorship from the Forestry Commission, Juice Lubes, The Bicycle Chain bike shop, Wideopenmag.co.uk and EDF Energy. Prizes include metal trophies for the top 3 in every category, bottles of bubbly for overall winners donated by Wideopenmag.co.uk, a box of tubes from Juice Lubes for the 69th rider, tons of quality bike prizes from The Bicycle Chain bike shops AND the winner of the fancy dress gets a free uplift for them and three mates on the Triscombe uplift service!

If you want to race for the first time or simply like to compete against your mates, our race series is perfect for you.

The race will include BC ranking points, Ripper & Expert category, PA & music system, TAG Timing/race start clock and on-site refreshments including mum’s cake.

Categories

Up to 12 Ripper
12 – 14 Years Juvenile
15 – 16 Years Youth
17 – 18 Years Junior
19 – 29 Years Senior
30+ Years Masters
40+ Years Vets
12+ Years Hardtail
12+ Years Female
Expert

Sunday morning is the official practice time for the race

Sunday Race day:
08.00 am sign-in and course open to inspection by foot
09.00 am sign-in on the day (if available) closes
09.30 am Practice starts
12.00 pm sign-in closes
12.30 pm practice ends
1.00 pm racing starts
4.00 pm racing finishes (can go on a little longer)
4.30 pm prize giving
5.00pm Mums cake is all gone……

Note – we try to start everything a bit earlier than the summer series as it gets dark so quick – the biggest hold up is getting the marshals in place before practice – so if your marshalling please try to get to the sign in before 8am if possible. Looking forward to seeing you all again!!!

Portaloos are provided.

Accommodation links:

http://www.thegoodpubguide.co.uk/pub/view/Blue-Ball-TA4-3HE

http://www.risingsuninn.info/accommodation

http://www.thehoodarms.com/

http://www.thecarewarms.co.uk/

http://www.kingsheadcannington.co.uk/accom.htm

http://www.maltshovel-butcombe.com/Accommodation/

The venue is located here http://tinyurl.com/3af8vtj

It’s about 10 minutes from Bridgwater and 20 minutes from the M5.

Important – if you signed up for the cancelled UKbikepark race on the 28th Nov you can simply carry over your sign up to the Triscome Rd. We will hand out refunds on the day for the £9 difference in race fee’s (unless it’s a late payment). Please email us ASAP with your intentions so we can sort out any refunds.

Entries are now open at: http://www.ukbikepark.com/?page_id=375&regevent_action=register&event_id=12&name_of_event=Winter%20Series%20Round%202%20Triscombe

Mega avalanche style mass start race at Kielder.

Race time expected to be 14 minutes including 450 vertical meters of descending. Thats almost 4 x the drop at Hamsterley forest, with a mid race climb taking in approximately 60 vertical meters of climbing to separate the men from the boys!

Aston Hill news:

Date: Sunday 27th March (TBC)
Track: The Black Run
Online Entry: Coming soon

Downhill racing returns to Aston Hill’s infamous Black Run in March to kick off the 2011 race season.

In its 14th incarnation and becoming a bit of a modern classic, this early season test is a good indication of the riders to watch during 2010 as well as a rip-roaring local race to rag down, foot out, flat out!

As always it will be a great day out for all the family and Aston Hill Mountain Bike Club will be pulling out all the stops; full digital timing from Mikrotime, onsite catering from Cafe in the Woods and all the regular trade stands along with the great atmosphere you’ve come to expect at an Aston Hill race.

More news at AstonHill

No Fuss Events.

January 15 – Winter Feast Duathlon Series

The Appetiser at Glencoe

Duathlon – a 5km trail run followed by 15km off road cycle (as opposed to technical mountain bike event) and a 5km trail run

February 19 – Winter Feast Duathlon Series

The Main Course at Arisaig

Duathlon – a 10km run / walk (trail or beach), then a 22km cycle (on road), and a 5km run / walk

March 19 & 20 – The Wee Triathlon – Fort William

Triathlon – Traditionally the season opener, this pool-based triathlon involves a 400m swim, a ten-mile mountain bike in Glen Nevis and a three mile cross country run.  Same event over two days due to popularity.

April 9 – Winter Feast Duathlon Series

The Big Puddin’ – TBC

Duathlon – a 7km run/walk, then followed by a 22km cycle and then a 4.5km run / walk

TBC  – IXS Macavalanch – Glencoe Mountain, Glencoe

Downhill mountain bike endurance – A Scottish version of the Megavalanche, one of the world’s most famous mountain bike events. From a mass start at the snow capped summit of Gelncoe Mountain seventy riders will race down to the car park at the bottom.  This is going to be one hell of a descent!

May 21 – The Benromach Three Tens Series

10 Under The Ben – Nevis Range, Fort William

Cross country mountain bike endurance – run on an endurance format with teams and individuals competing to see who can complete the most laps of the 10 mile course in 10 hours. Participants can compete as a solo or in relay teams of two, three or four. An opportunity for recreational riders, racers, off road riders and weekend warriors to get out and get on their bikes.

May 22 – Trail Half Marathon and 5km Fun Run – Nevis Range, Fort William

Trail Run – Off-road challenge on some of the most scenic trails in the heart of Fort William and Lochaber – The Outdoor Capital of the UK. Suitable for walkers, first-time off-road runners and the more experienced ‘mountain goats’.

July 9 – Benromach Three Tens Series

10 @ Kirroughtree – Galloway Forest, Newton Stewart

Cross country mountain bike endurance –  run on an endurance format with teams and individuals competing to see who can complete the most laps of the 10 mile course in 10 hours. Participants can compete as a solo or in relay teams of two, three or four. An opportunity for recreational riders, racers, off road riders and weekend warriors to get out and get on their bikes.

July 10 – Trail Half Marathon and 5km Fun Run – Galloway Forest, Newton Stewart

Trail Run – New off-road challenge for 2011. Suitable for walkers, first-time off-road runners and the more experienced ‘mountain goats’.

July 16 – 10 In The Glen – Glen Nevis, Fort William

Endurance Trail Run – This race is run on an endurance format with teams and individuals competing to see who can complete the most laps of the 10km course in 10 hours.  Participants can compete as a solo or in relay teams of two, three or four.

July 16 – Glen Nevis River Race – Glen Nevis, Fort William

Extreme Lilo Racing – The river race involves participants negotiating a 2-mile stretch of the River Nevis on an air-bed (Lilo), navigating the Gurgling Gorge, the Leg Breaker and the Lower Falls Leap! A good fundraising event (funds raised going to Lochaber Mountain Rescue, the UK’s busiest mountain rescue team)

July 23 – Hope Endurance Downhill – Nevis Range, Fort William

Endurance Downhill Mountain Biking – Riders of this grueling event will need physical strength, quick reflexes, superb bike control and an unerring eye for the right line as they speed down the World renowned downhill track (2.82km) at Nevis Range, Fort William as many times as possible in six hours. Participants can compete as a solo or in pairs.  An evening event.

August 20 – Benromach Three Tens Series

Venue TBC

Cross country mountain bike endurance – run on an endurance format with teams and individuals competing to see who can complete the most laps of the 10 mile course in 10 hours. Participants can compete as a solo or in relay teams of two, three or four. An opportunity for recreational riders, racers, off road riders and weekend warriors to get out and get on their bikes.

September 10 – The Big Ben Nevis Triathlon – Fort William

September 10 – Half Big Ben Nevis Triathlon – Fort William (Half distance)

Off Road Triathlon – If you are a multisport athlete looking for the ultimate challenge then look no further than this iconic Big Ben Nevis Triathlon. It offers competitors the opportunity to test their skills, stamina and endurance away from smooth, predictable tarmac and calm inland waters of other, more traditional ‘tri’ events. This triathlon will pit entrants against the choppy waters of a freezing cold highland sea loch (1.9km), the long, loose climbs and fast singletrack descents of Glen Nevis (90km), and the final, monster challenge – a (21km) hill run, up (and then back down) Ben Nevis, The UK’s highest and most feared mountain.

September 11 – Highland Warrior Triathlon – Fort William

Triathlon – Whilst closely related in distance to what are commonly referred to as half Ironman or middle distance triathlons, the Fort William 70.3 is absolutely none of the above – a swim in Loch Linnhe, a cycle route that passes by the Commando Memorial in Spean Bridge, ‘Prince Charlie’s Monument’ at Glenfinnan and through the mythical Glen Nevis, and a run through the Leanachan Forest at Nevis Range and back to the finish. This is a full on tough race that will push even the toughest of the longer distance triathletes to the limit.

September 24 – Orange Tour de Ben Nevis – Fort William

Cross Country Mountain Bike Event – This is the ultimate mountain bike challenge for endurance athletes and riders with a sense of adventure. It is a point-to-point 61km race in 10 stages, five of which are special timed sections, with the fastest cumulative times and the highest points combining to decide the winners.   Starting from Fort William, this mountain bike endurance race and mountain marathon race rolled into one circumnavigates Ben Nevis, taking in some of the most rugged and isolated terrain in the Highlands – taking mountain biking back to the mountains.  The course is undulating and varied with river and stream crossings, tough climbs and long rewarding descents.

October 8 – Relentless 24 – TBC

Cross country mountain bike endurance – Beginning with a Le Mans style racing start, hundreds of riders from across the UK and beyond will battle it out on world-class trails for twenty four hours to see who can complete the most laps of a tough and technical course. Participants can compete as a solo or in relay teams of two, three or four.

For more details, prices and booking details go to www.nofussevents.co.uk

or phone 01397 772899 / e-mail info@nofussevents.co.uk

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