Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender: To camp or not to camp

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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.

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.

Car parking:

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).
It is free to camp.
Food and (non-alcoholic) drink will be available to buy.

You don’t have to camp!

Many people prefer to stay in somewhere with a proper bed and hot and cold running water. And many locals will opt to pop back to their homes on Saturday night, which is fine and dandy.

Be warned though, at previous events a great many locals have really not wanted to leave the Saturday evening’s festivities and socialising, and they’d wished that they’d brought their camping stuff with them. So if you’re local, think about bringing your camping stuff just in case you want to experience the whole Weekender thang.

Elaine and Matt from Marmalades Bed and Breakfast would like to do an offer for Weekender peeps again, same sort of thing as last year.

Ensuite room £15.00 per person based on 4 sharing.
Standard Double £15.00 based on two sharing.
Single £15.00.

Prices include bike storage and cleaning facilities, laundry facilities in case it’s not a beautiful sunny weekend (which of course it will be), relaxed guest lounge for swapping post-race stories.

As always they will have Matt and a workshop available for guests to use…

Marmalades Bed and Breakfast
357 Newchurch Rd
OL13 0LD
01706 876 625
07875 095 793

You can also visit their website for more information –

Mark at Ye Olde Boot and Shoe (pub, bunkhouse and B&B) has also been in touch with some accommodation info for Weekender riders.

The bunkhouse holds 12 people split over two rooms (6 + 6).
£30 per person per night including bike storage, bike cleaning, bike workshop, breakfast.

The B&B consists of 7 double rooms and 1 twin room.
£30 per person per night including breakfast.

Ye Olde Boot and Shoe
Millar Barn Lane

You can also visit their website for more information –

Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender
Lee Quarry, Lancashire, July 14-15, 2012

A weekend of Downhill, Trials and XC racing
Three different races
One bike.
The ultimate “all rounder” event

Only £40 for the whole weekend!
Includes camping.
Entry to all three events.
Each race MUST be completed on the SAME BIKE.


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