Events

Everyone likes to plan their diary for the year – check out the big events we’d like to focus on as a club:

 

Jun
21
Fri
Mountain Mayhem 24 hour Endurance Race @ Marston Lodge, Northamptonshire
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
Mountain Mayhem 24 hour Endurance Race @ Marston Lodge, Northamptonshire | England | United Kingdom

Back for 2019, but awaiting updates.

 

Video from 2017

Jun
25
Tue
Standish – Tuesday XC (with post ride crepes) @ Standish Woods car park
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standish – Tuesday Night Club Ride (with post ride Crepes & Beers)

Meeting place and directions

Standish Wood carpark on Beacon Lane

 

We had beautiful weather at last years post Crepe ride:)

William will be supplying the Crepes again with the Club supplying the Beers and Drinks to celebrate the long Summer evenings.

  • Note: Subject to weather forecast. If poor will postpone to following Tuesday
  • Normal ride time of 18:30 until 20:30
  • William & Paul Taylor will be serving freshly made Crepes after the ride. Keeping toppings simple, with options of Golden Syrup, Nutella, Biscof & Banana 
  • Please note Crepes take about 3 m to cook, we will have two plates to speed things up. These will be set up and ready for the end of the ride, but you will have to wait for your order.
  • We will have a selection of cold Beers, Coke & San Pellegrino for you to quench your first while waiting:)
  • There is no charge for this, but if you would like to make a donation to the MS Society, this would be much appreciated.

*You MUST post on the ride calendar if you are attending so that we know how many to cater for…!! Thanks in advance*

Thanks to Steve W for helping last summer

Introduction

Below are the details for the Green, Blue & Red(GB) Grade Bigfoot MBC weekly rides.  We will meet and ride with the same timings, however  groups will agreed at the start according to numbers, ability and preference.

Ride Leaders

Ride Lead Green: TBN

Ride Lead Blue: TBN

Ride Lead Red: TBN

Grade:

Green group: Medium intermittent pace with rest stops as needed, steep climbs and descents and  rooty/stoney technical single track.

Blue group: Medium-high constant pace, steep climbs and descents and rooty/stoney technical single track.

Red group: High constant pace, fewer stops, steep climbs and descents and rooty/stoney technical single track.

Kit list:

  • Helmet  (mandatory);
  • Decent bike lights Front and Rear(mandatory);
  • Gloves (advisable);
  • Drink (advisable);
  • Elbow/ knee pads (advisable);
  • Hard tail/ Full Suss (advisable);
  • Energy food (advisable);
  • Waterproof shell (advisable).

Suggested spares list:

  • Spare inner tube;
  • Puncture repair kit;
  • Pump;
  • Multi tool/Chain tool;
  • Missing Link;
  • Spare derailleur hanger (emergency or suited to bike).
Jun
27
Thu
7 Stanes, Scotland – the MEGA Away Extra Long Weekender Suitable for ALL @ Scottish Borders - 7 Stanes
Jun 27 @ 7:00 am – Jul 1 @ 1:15 pm
7 Stanes, Scotland - the MEGA Away Extra Long Weekender Suitable for ALL @ Scottish Borders - 7 Stanes

Usual drill great riding, rough agenda below and see links for adventures to Scotland in the past.  Some very high level thoughts, copied and pasted from previous as a starter for 10…will fine tune i.e. accommodation as numbers progress.

2013 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2013/08/scotland-weekend/

2013 : http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2013/08/scotland-trip-day-4-kirroughtree/

2014 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2014/08/bigfoot-in-scotland/

2012 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2012/08/scotland-videos/

Need to get people confirmed so we can sort out suitable accomodation. Thurs to Monday again.

Thursday 

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Kirroughtree .

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Dalbettie .

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Ae/Ae-Line-Trail

An uplift is now available to all the Downhill runs at Innerleithin, all graded as extreme, book your own uplift if you want to do these, or you can ride up!
http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress—Innerleithen/Innerleithen-XC

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress—Innerleithen

Accommodation – Kalzie Bunkhouse, for the duration, choose your trail centre and head off for the day

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Newcastleton https://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/mabie

 

Other comments:

–       Remember just normal trail gear including knee pad and arm pads if you have them.

–       Remember could be wet so bring jackets

–       Groups will be split and each trails centre is different so the variety is epic.

–       Bring plenty of clothes as we are riding for a few days

–       There are plenty of bike shops if you need an urgent part so don’t everyone bring the kitchen sink of spares – normal rules apply maybe just a few extra inner tubes, a mech hanger, chain link, good tyres, spare set of brake pads, 3 litre bladder, good humour and plenty of stories.

–       Bring your own food for on the trail so energy bars/gels and energy drink, you will need it especially if hot

–       Eating, lots of options but bring a small bag of you own favourites like crisis, breakfast cereals just so you have essentials.

–       Buddy up for travelling start asking

–       Evening eating, there a few takeaways, restaurants or supermarkets or if you want to cook at base.

 

Jun
29
Sat
The FENWICK’s Bristol Bikefest 2019 @ Ashton Court
Jun 29 all-day

After returning in 2018, the Bristol Bikefest will be back in 2019 with a new title sponsor – FENWICK’s Bike Maintenance Products – an extended run time of 8 hours and a few small extra tweaks to the setup. The event will take place on Saturday the 29th June 2019. Expect once again some close racing, lots of activity in and around the event village and a well-stocked event bar.

Steve Worland Memorial Cup:

Besides the Bikefest, we are also bringing back the Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup. The event starts at 12.07am on Saturday and runs till the end (8pm). There is only one category for everyone no age, gender or team type category. Riders can enter as solo, pairs, teams of 4 teams of more than 4 riders. No real limit on the number of riders (max 10 I guess) and no real need to get email details etc from everybody here.

Entries open 09:00 1-MAR-2019

Entries close 23:59 28-JUN-2019

This event was always a favourite with the Club, attracting a good turn our of riders racing in teams.

Peter Newell’s write up from 2013

 

 

Jul
7
Sun
South West Kenda Enduro Series Rd2 @ Minehead
Jul 7 all-day
South West Kenda Enduro Series Rd2 @ Minehead

The series will be the standard one day enduro format, Morning practice and then afternoon race. Each round will have 4 gravity feed stages.

On sale 09:00 sat 2nd Feb

“A riders favourite, the trails in the woodland of Exmoor are top draw”

The series will be run by Ed Wright and Scott Fitzgerald, both have bags of enduro experience.

Info:

  • 4 Race stages per round.
  • Morning practices afternoon race.
  • Fantastic prizes for the top 3 riders in all categories.
  • Free parking for all riders, spectators, friends and family. (Please car share where possible)
  • Large race village.
  • Food and drink on site.

Social media links

Jul
28
Sun
Bigfoot Summer BBQ – Redhill @ RedHill Extreme Bike Park
Jul 28 all-day

No doubt it will be ANOTHER HUGE turnout at this year’s Summer BBQ @ Redhill!

This is a family-friendly event at the ever popular Redhill Bike Park. There are tracks here to suit everyone, including a pump track for kids and ‘BIG’ kids alike

When: 1.00pm on Sunday September 9th 2018
Where: Redhill Bike Park (https://goo.gl/maps/u5BmrcnLAd72)

Things going on:
• FREE burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, crisps etc.
• Bigfoot will pay members entry fee to ride Redhill trails (kids are FREE)
• Kids pump track time trial comp in age categories (WITH PRIZES)
• Bake a cake competition (WITH BIG PRIZES!!) It also doubles up as a post BBQ dessert … GENIUS!!

Things for EVERYONE to bring
• Chairs, tables, picnic blankets etc
• Salads and food to suit dietary requirements.
• Booze as required (no riding if your trolleyed though – ha)

*WHAT ISN’T THERE TO LOVE? SEE YOU THERE…!!*

Post on this channel if you are coming please. We will need numbers to determine how much food to buy…

Southern Enduro Rd2 Triscombe @ Triscombe, Somerset
Jul 28 all-day
Southern Enduro Rd2 Triscombe @ Triscombe, Somerset

Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series 2019

Full Series Ticket for one price (£160)

100 tickets available on 1st December at 09:00

Remaining 150 ticket for each round will go on sale 2 mouths before each round at £45.

Venues & Dates:

  • Rd1 QECP – 7th April (No Camping)
  • Rd2 Triscombe – 28th July (Free Camping)
  • Rd3 Pippingford – 11th Aug (Free Camping)
  • Rd4 Milland -22nd Sept (Free Camping)

Info:

  • 4 Race stages per round.
  • Morning practices afternoon race.
  • Fantastic prizes for the top 3 riders in all categories.
  • Free parking for all riders, spectators, friends and family. (Please car share where possible)
  • Large race village.
  • Food and drink on site.

Keep up to date on Social Media

Video:

Aug
2
Fri
Ard Rock Enduro Festival 2019
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

THE ‘ARD ROCK TAKES PLACE IN THE STUNNING SWALEDALE AREA OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK. THE EXCLUSIVE ROUTE TAKES IN AMAZING ALPINE STYLE STAGES ON 100% NATURAL AND ROCKY TERRAIN. TOPPED OFF WITH INDUSTRY LEADING EXPO STANDS, LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND DRINK ALL WEEKEND LONG.

Video highlights from 2018

Steve & Dom love Ard Rock

THE FESTIVAL

The Festival page will be updated with Ard Rock 2019 details in January and Festival tickets for ‘non riders’ will go on sale in 2019. The Ard Rock Enduro Festival is based near the beautiful village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it’s supported by some of the World’s biggest mountain bike brands including title sponsors Santa Cruz Bicycles, Maxxis Tyres and Camelbak. Whilst the main focus is on the Ard Rock Enduro competition and challenge events, Ard Rock is also a fun festival that includes an exhibition with a full 100+ of the best bike brands, live music, full camping facilities, demo bikes for adults and kids, a pump track, food stands and a fully licensed bar. From Friday to Sunday there’s plenty to do for racers and supporters.

EVENT VILLAGE TIMETABLE

Thursday
1900 – Camping arrivals permitted
2300 – Gates close

Proper Festival Fun

Aug
11
Sun
Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series Rd3 @ Pippingford Park, East Sussex
Aug 11 all-day
Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series Rd3 @ Pippingford Park, East Sussex

Great venue for camping and chilling with friends.

Keep up to date on Social Media

Video:

Aug
31
Sat
BNES Series Final @ Machynlleth
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm

The final round of the BEMBA National Enduro Series will take place around the iconic town of Machynlleth in North Wales on the 31st August and 1st September!

Saturday will be practice day with 5 stages to practice to your hearts content, 3 of which will be used for round 1 of the WGES Mash Up series From 10:30 -15:00! these 3 stages will be closed to all non-Mash Up competitors during live timing 10:30-15:00!!

Practice for BNES competitors on the Mash Up stages will take place from 08:30 – 10:30 then 15:00 – 16:30!!

There will also be a BNES Team championship!

Any size team and any gender but, best 3 scores across all 9 cats with only the best points position in any single category counting. We hope this will encourage teams with diverse ages and genders to compete.
Team members may change between rounds and each rounds points totalled for the series positions. . Best 4 results from 5 to count with the series final compulsory just as with the individual points series.

It is vital that when you enter all your team have identical team names.

Sat 31st August – Sun 1st September: BNES 5 stage race with practice Saturday, race Sunday is £65.50 (+£1.50 booking fee)

Saturday 31st August: WGES Mash Up 3 Stage Race Saturday with 4 1/2 hours of live timing is £45.50 (+£1.50 booking fee)

There is the option to race the Mash Up and then race BNES on Sunday as well for a £20 supplement

Social Media to follow

We will also have supplementary catering on site by @StrEATery.co who will be providing a wide range of quality food and drinks.

@StrEATery.co providing value and good quality food

Discount for BigFooters of course:)