The Singletrack Classic Weekender – Update

by Ben Haworth 16

The Singletrack Classic Weekender at Lee Quarry, July 4-5th.
The Singletrack Classic Weekender at Lee Quarry, July 4-5th.

Just quick update for y’all about where we’re at… 

  • British Cycling are providing the race insurance.
  • British Cycling are sending along a Race Commissaire.
  • Ambassador Security will be looking after the car park from 5pm on the 3rd through to 5pm on the 5th. They will also assist with getting cars parked up etc.
  • There will be ample camping available on site.
  • There will be loads of toilets.
  • There will be lots of fresh water.
  • There will be a massive bonfire to congregate around on Saturday night.
  • Unfortunately we can’t cater for motor homes or caravans on the site. Sorry!
  • There will be “4×4 and trailer” uplift service for taking camping gear etc up to the event site.
  • There will be lots of demo bikes around to try out throughout the course of the weekend.
  • The “Classic Trials” segment is REALLY QUITE EASY AND NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF! 🙂

Approximate Timetable (TBC)

9.00 – 18.00 On site signage, laying out of course markers etc
14.00 Campsite Opens
14.00 – 18.00 Practice and registration

09.00 – 10.30 Registration and Open practice for competitors
12noon – 14.00 Downhill (Group A)
12noon – 14.00 Classic Trials (Group B)
15:00 – 17:00 Downhill (Group B)
15:00 – 17:00 Classic Trials (Group A)

11.00 – 13.00 Cross Country
14.00 Prize Giving

NB: We are still umming and ahhing over catering. If you have any suggestions please email us or post a comment below.

Here are some examples of the trials sections (even Chipps can do them…well, most of them.)

Singletrack Classic Weekender – Trials from Singletrack Magazine on Vimeo.

And the downhill?

Singletrack Classic Weekender – Downhill from Singletrack Magazine on Vimeo.

Comments (16)

  1. really really looking forward to this weekend! Hope the weather gods play nicely 🙂

    are any bike mods allowed between events, eg. change of tyres & pedals for downhill?

  2. wilfs is always good for catering, if they come this far south 😉

  3. Thanks for the suggestion but Wilfs are booked elsewhere that weekend.

  4. cp – Tyres can’t be changed but pedals can.

  5. We had the first pre-ride of the course tonight (free when you book a weekend ticket) with a great bunch of folk.

    Despite the “full on Northern weather” we had a lot of fun sessioning the berms on the XC course, the trials stuff at the skills area and the downhill track.

    There are places still available, including next Tuesday night’s pre-ride. Booking is through the online shop at time of ticket purchase. If you’ve booked a place and didn’t choose ca pre-ride just get in touch with me, my email in in my profile.

  6. Cheers Ed, that was fun tonight despite the rain.
    The new sections are really good, I’ll be returning soon for more practice.

  7. Dale
    Ed,Thanks for the skills training last night it was really useful.Also,Id like to vote for the longer extended DH track.

  8. another thanks Edd and second the longer downhill course with the jumpy bits. much fun last night.

  9. Oh, and just to add, the downhill will be timed by magic beam to 1/100th second by the fine folk at Mikrotime.

  10. +1 for the extended DH over the jumps.

  11. Yeah, a good evening last night despite the rain. Thanks to Ed for the pointers. Not sure 12 minute laps are within my sights but anything gained from a bit of local coaching has to be a good thing.

  12. If you are planning on joining us at the campsite in the quarry bring a good thermarest or Alpkit equivelent as its quite rocky inplaces!

  13. Next ‘Stop Crashing’ skills day for anyone wanting tips on riding berms / rocks etc. is on Saturday 30th May. See the online shop.

  14. Looking forward to it and hoping to get a few mates to come too.
    Anybody else coming from Bath area?

  15. Tim – email me and we’ll see if we can share a ride.

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