May 31, 2011
This weekend will see the 2011 Ritchey Bristol Bikefest powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport, but if you want to get an entry to the 12, 6 or 3 hour events then you’d best hurry, as entry closes at midnight.
Here’s more information from organiser Mike:
“The entries have been flying in over the last couple of weeks so that we will be closing the entry on Tuesday (31st May) at midnight. There will be day entries available for all Sunday event and for teams of 4 for Saturday. So if you haven’t got your entry in and want to be part of the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest then be quick and go onto our entry page HERE to get all the details of how to enter the events.
At 9.00am on Saturday the 4th June the 12 hour event will be started followed by the start gun for the 6/3 hour event at 10.00am on Sunday (5th June) morning. Ashton Court in Bristol will be host once more to the Bikefest and will offer it’s twisty yet super flowy single tracks to the hungry endurance racers out there.
As you all know we are running the Bikefest for the last time in a clockwise directions and the guys from Archtrail working flat out on the quarry trails and one more new section which we will hopefully be able to use in the event. So all is going to plan at this stage and even with only having a closer look (rather than a ride) at the new stuff the course will be 100% fun.
Besides that for the ones that are still wondering there is NO bridge in the event this time round – so no need to worry!
You can see the map of the course with all its new additions on our course page HERE.
With the event being so close please make sure that you check out the briefing notes on the website before you make your way to the event. Please to go the briefing page for all the details.
Camping update – IMPORTANT!
If you have pre-booked your camping pitch then please check on the home page HERE where you pitch is and on the directions and course page (HERE and HERE) how to get to your designated campground. If you can’t remember your pitch number please check the riders list on the home page HERE.
Please make sure that you go directly to your designated campground to avoid delays and parking problems. If you haven’t booked a camping pitch then please make your way directly to campground no 2. which is off the B 3129. See the facilities page for details/directions. As the B 3129 is running between the two campgrounds please be extremely careful when crossing the road at all times!
With the campground behind the event village being rather full we would like to ask everybody who is not camping and is only driving in for the race to go directly to campground no.2 (Rugby Club). You will find the exact location of the campground on the course page.
Confirmed entries can be found on the entry list which is located on the home page. This list will be updated on a regular bases and besides showing you if you have entered successfully or not also shows your camping location. Camping behind the event village (campground no.1) is divided in numbered pitches while you can pick your own spot if you are camping on the rugby pitch (campground no.2). Please make sure that you go directly to your allocated camping ground to easy traffic.
Bath Ale at BBF
Part of endurance racing is to get that well deserved drink after your last lap and this year we have again a special treat for everybody. We got together with Bath Ale again and will have a well stocked bar of Bath Ale, some lagers and ciders on Friday and Saturday night. So make sure you give your best in the last lap as that makes that drink even nicer!
The Bikefest Team