- hamsterley 121, whos doing it…? if not why haha
the dowhill isnt too bad, there will b plenty ppl doin it on hardtails, its one of the easier ones, there was a ladies race down it the other wknd and they all managed fine.
and the xc is a loop of transmission back down to the carpark 3-4 times, think itl b as many laps as you can manage in a certain timePosted 5 years ago
The XC loop is 4 laps for seniors, masters and Vets, 3 laps for juniors and ladies. There is a 2 1/2 hr shut off though there were only a handfull over that time last year. The average lap time was about half an hour. The XC loop is not just a fire road bash, its got some of the best sections of the forest included, Transmission, Accelerator and Nitrous.
The DH is one of the easier tracks in the Decent park and can be ridden on a hard tail. Its all rollable, there were a retired couple in it last year who I think rode it all! Full face helmets are required for the DH day.
Its a really relaxed atmosphere and with camping and a BBQ included its a good weekend out.
Also Every entry gets put into a draw for an Orange Crush frame, extra tickets are available separatly at £2 each over the weekend.
Entries close at midnight so last chance to enter online today atPosted 5 years ago
From the british cycling Mounting biking rules. For events associated with BC looks like FF is needed for down hill racing.
“11.1 SecurityPosted 5 years ago
22.214.171.124 BC cannot authorise downhill protection standards at the present time, other than for protective headgear.
126.96.36.199 In addition, the youth of the sport of downhill racing means that certain protection items are not yet governed by formal standards.
188.8.131.52 However, based on current experience, BC strongly recommends that riders wear the following protection:
• Back, Elbow, Knee and Shoulder protection with a rigid surface
• Thigh padding
• Shin padding
• Long pants
• Long sleeved shirts
• Full finger gloves
184.108.40.206 A full face helmet is compulsory'”
I meant why not call it an enduro dh? Listen I think it’s a great idea, it’s just it limits people entering if you need a full face. I really don’t have need for one (unless the Gravity Enduro series ask for it soon) so its just not worth buying for me personally.Posted 5 years ago
Was meaning from a bike hire company who will have liability insurance for those using their gear. Not sure if it would be possible to get that or not but its a thought.
We’re having a round up of what we could improve and sounds like that the FF is something to look into. The format isnt really enduro, so not sure we could go down the route of renaming to get around it.Posted 5 years ago
The Singletrack weekender works on a similar format doesn’t it? DH, XC and trials but I don’t think they require a FF for the DH?
Listen, i’m not poo pooing the event. When I’m based in the NE again I will certainly try and make it but I do think this has been an obstacle for people.Posted 5 years ago
For what its worth I did the 121 and really enjoyed the format!
I bought a FF especially for the event and think it’s right they should be mandatory considering the difficulty of the DH course compared with both the XC course and the Enduro event earlier in the year.
I’ll be back.Posted 5 years agodigglerMember
wish id seen this 4 months ago, but oh well.
As the DH is on a separate day and it is billed as a Downhill race, it falls under BC DH rulings as as gert6 noted, 220.127.116.11 A full face helmet is compulsory.
We need all riders to wear a full face so that the event is insured.
I can not fully comment on the Gravity Enduro event, but I do know that it is just finding is feet with BC and for 2013, I believe FF will be mandatory!
We have had a number of FF helmets (15) in the past for people to use and these have all gone, i have even loaned people my own personal FF.
I apologise if this sounds harsh but FF will always be a requirement for the DH!! NO helmet, NO Racing!!Posted 5 years ago
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