Events

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

 

Sep
1
Sat
Redhill End of Season Party Dual Slalom and 4X Racing @ Redhill Extreme
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day

Saturday 1 Sept Old School Dual Slalom

  • Gates open 9am
  • Dual slalom practise saturday morning, racing in the afternoon & evening
  • BMX start-gate at the top and Jake is getting the digger out to build a proper dual track with berms. It’ll be a fun and easy to ride track that’s perfect for all levels of riders
  • Vee Tyre Company will provide prizes, and there will be give aways from other sponsors
  • In the evening, you’re invited to stay on for an end of season knees up. Wideopenmag are running the bar with DJ’s, some party games and you’re welcome to camp on site at Redhill and head home on the Sunday
  • There will be a range of catering plus real coffee on offer over the whole weekend from 8am, with Paella available on saturday evening
  • Race… or just come along to ride, watch the racing and party

Sunday 4X Champs Race

  • Watch the British 4X National Racing
  • Eat, drink and ride dirt jumps

Tickets

  • A Race Ticket gets you full access. You can ride Redhill, race the dual slalom, come to the party and camp
  • A Ride Ticket gets you access but no racing. You can ride Redhill, watch the racing, come to the party and camp
  • Tickets available from WideOpen
  • When there gone, there gone!

Interested?

  • Please visit the WideOpenMag page
  • Follow FB event page here
  • Redhill Extreme FB page here

The catering is being supplied by a certain BigFoot member:)

Flat White White?:)

 

Sep
9
Sun
Bigfoot Summer BBQ – Redhill
Sep 9 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…

Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Rd 4 Eastridge Woods Shropshire @ Eastridge Woods Shropshire
Sep 9 all-day

“Round 4 of the Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up Series returns to Eastridge Woods in Shropshire.

3 natural stages of the best trails in Eastridge Woods for the analogue bikers and 1 “Uphill Flow” Flow trails for the E-Mtb’ers.”

The Mash Up format is a great way to get into Enduro, allowing you multiple runs until your happy with or worn out from your preformance.

  • Wouldn’t it be great to have another chance to go faster, get that corner right or hit that line you missed?
  • Punctures and mechanical’s are no longer an end to the race day, Ride with your friends and just have fun… The Mash Up Format allows it all”
  • The 1 day format involves 5 hours of live timing over 3 stages where you can do as many runs as you like in any order you like and then check your times in the pits! This creates an amazing rider atmosphere and presence in the pits that other Enduro formats do not have!
  • We also have an E-bike category which we will push forward even more in 2018 with more E-Bike specific stages.
  • Each round will have 3 stages plus an Ebike stage (where we can!) each one using existing trails albeit in a slightly modified state in some circumstances. The stages will be marked the day before the race so everything is ready to go for race day!
  • They will be taped and marked like all Gravity Enduro events, with professional timing, marshals and fully trained medics onsite throughout the race day.
  • The stages for each venue will be released in the week leading up to the event or kept secret until race day depending on venue and stages used.

Video

 

Oct
6
Sat
Steel is Real Demo Day @FOD @ Pedal A Bike Away FOD
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

After the huge success of the 2017 Steel is Real Demo Day, the event is back on for 2018 at the FOD.

 

  • No charge to Demo, but ID & Bank Card needed
  • May need to book demo rides on certain bikes

Interested?

For full details visit: Steel is Real Demo Day 2018

Follow the Steel Is Real MTB Community on social media.

Facebook: @SteelisRealMTB

Instagram: @steelisreealmtb

Follow: #steelisrealmtb

Don’t forget #Bigfoots No 1 Racer:) @mat.r.larkin

 

 

Oct
14
Sun
Haibike Mini Enduro FOD @ Forest of Dean Worcester Lodge
Oct 14 all-day

Bigfoot Love Worcester Lodge trails, so why not sign up for a fun relaxed Mini Enduro?

“New Stages and now with camping and parking in new a field. On site catering with a break between Stage 2 & 3 for food:)”

Please check out the Mini Enduro web site for more details : www.minienduro.tv

Follow the Mini Enduro FB page

Ticket sales are handled by Event Brite.

Rules

  • There are a minimum of 3 stages in each event
  • Transfers in between these transfers are not timed and do not count for the overall standing.
  • Special stages close at a specified time, to ensure the event finishes on time.
  • Riders will be notified at registration on the morning of the event.
  • Time Controls are used check riders in ready for the stage start time.
  • An all mountain bike is ideal for these races but any mountain bike is allowed
  • E-Bike catergory
  • Only one Bicycle can be used during an event, including any transition stages.
  • Competitors must start and finish the competition on the same frame, fork and wheels.

Video

Oct
28
Sun
Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Rd 5 series final Cwmcarn @ Cwmcarn Forest Dr
Oct 28 all-day

“The 5th and final round of the Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up Series will come to a close at Cwmcarn on the 28th October 2018.

3 mixed terrain stages for you to race plus 1 “Uphill Flow” Stage for the E-Mtb’s”

The Mash Up format is a great way to get into Enduro, allowing you multiple runs until your happy with or worn out from your preformance.

  • Wouldn’t it be great to have another chance to go faster, get that corner right or hit that line you missed?
  • Punctures and mechanical’s are no longer an end to the race day, Ride with your friends and just have fun… The Mash Up Format allows it all”
  • The 1 day format involves 5 hours of live timing over 3 stages where you can do as many runs as you like in any order you like and then check your times in the pits! This creates an amazing rider atmosphere and presence in the pits that other Enduro formats do not have!
  • We also have an E-bike category which we will push forward even more in 2018 with more E-Bike specific stages.
  • Each round will have 3 stages plus an Ebike stage (where we can!) each one using existing trails albeit in a slightly modified state in some circumstances. The stages will be marked the day before the race so everything is ready to go for race day!
  • They will be taped and marked like all Gravity Enduro events, with professional timing, marshals and fully trained medics onsite throughout the race day.
  • The stages for each venue will be released in the week leading up to the event or kept secret until race day depending on venue and stages used.

Video

 

Nov
23
Fri
An Evening of “Bikes and Beers” with Steve Peat @ Cheltenham Town Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Steve Peat is coming to Cheltenham for the final venue of his Speakers from the Edge tour:

“Bikes & Beers”

“Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come!
In Bikes & Beers, Steve takes audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful men’s downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who wouldn’t back down earned his place as a legend in the sport of mountain biking!”

Picture from Komedia Bath

Picture from Komedia Bath

15 Tickets booked.

Stalls: D20, D21. Stalls: D10, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18, E19. (Looking at moving D10 as it was supposed to be next to D20)

Anyone wishing to book tickets, here are the seat booked so far.

Full list of other venues here http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/theatre-tours/2018/steve-peat

Dec
2
Sun
Onza Mini Downhill series Rd 4 (FOD) @ Pedalabikeaway FOD
Dec 2 all-day

Event Overview

  • Event Program: Sunday 25 March
  • Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
  • Race Starts (2 x runs weather and light permitting) 11.00am – 3.30pm
  • Prize Presentations 4.00pm
  • Race categories – No license required to race
  • Custom Glass trophies to top three in each age category
  • Each Winner also wins a free uplift day from Simon from Flyup Downhill

Matto, Bigfoot’s Racer of 2017

Video

 

Jun
14
Fri
GT Bicycles Malverns Classic @ Eastnor Castle
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day
GT Bicycles Malverns Classic @ Eastnor Castle | Eastnor | England | United Kingdom

“Prepare for the biggest party in British mountain biking. A packed weekend of challenging and exciting events including flat-out racing and the demo weekender. Riders of all ages and abilities can race and have fun in a chilled out family atmosphere”

Video from 2018

  • Whole weekend of camping
  • Dual Slalom
  • Funn Enduro
  • Quad Eliminator
  • Classic Downhill
  • Bunny Hop, Track Stand & Manual competitions
  • Lake ride
  • Music
  • Demo bikes
  • Stunt Show
  • Trade Stands
  • Free Childrens events & entertainment

Interested?

Then visit & follow:

 

 

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