by Ben Haworth
July 12, 2012
2012 Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender: Timetable of Events
Friday July 13th
1:00pm: Site open to public for camping. Secure car park in effect. Landrover on hand to help with ferrying of camping kit up to the arena. Free drinking water available.
Mid-afternoon: Catering guys arrive.
Saturday July 14th
9:00 – 10:00am: Racer registration at the Singletrack stand sign-in area. Race numbers assigned when you sign-on at registration.
9:00am: Marshal briefing at the Singletrack stand.
10:00 – 12:00pm: Downhill course available for inspection.
12:30pm: Rider Briefing (and Marshal Briefing) at registration in the main arena.
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Trials Session.
4:00pm – 6:00pm: Downhill timed runs. This year you can do two timed runs, the fastest of which will be the time we use for results.
7:00pm onwards: “Entertainment”, half time prizes, Pump Track Challenge, Big Bonfire.
Sunday July 15th
9:30am: Marshal briefing.
10:00am: Open practice on XC course.
12:00pm: XC race start.
2:30pm: Prize giving.
3:00pm: Go home.
Camping is in the main arena. As it stands there’s likely to be more than one camping area – one very close to the arena and another one a bit further away. The latter one will probably be the ‘quiet’ campsite and will also double as the Campervan site. It is free to camp.
There will be a landrover on hand to help with ferrying of camping kit and stuff up the hill from 1pm on Friday.
Drinking water will be freely available.
The nearest supermarket for ‘supplies’ is the Cooperative in Waterfoot: 695-699 Bacup Road, Rossendale BB4 7HB.
Stuff to bring with you:
– Decent camping mat or inflatable mattress.
– Torch and/or headtorch.
– A bike lock.
– A hammmer.
– Spare tent pegs.
– Insect repellent.
– Sun tan lotion.
– It is free to park.
– There will be two secure car parks in operation. One for people staying for the duration of the weekend, the other for people who aren’t (spectators, non-campers, marshals etc).
See you there!