Events

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

 

Mar
10
Sun
Haibike Mini Enduro FOD Rd1 @ Forest of Dean Worcester Lodge
Mar 10 all-day

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

The Format

The Mini Enduro’s take place over one day and will be of a shorter distance to allow riders to practice the stages before the start of the race later in the day.

The format is practice in the morning and race in the afternoon over the 4 stages, there will be nice easy transitions times between stages with no penalties for arriving late.

The stages will be all gravity with no uphills, just blasting down some of the best of piste trails in FoD.

Distance will vary but expect around 10 miles to complete the 4 stages and the route.
With a morning practice lap and the race you will cover around 20 miles.
The transitions will follow the marked route to keep everyone going in the right direction.

Your are not timed between the stages but you are given a stage start time to try to keep everyone in their categories.

All 3 stage times will be added together to produce the overall results for each category.
E-Bikes get a challenge stage which will be a techinal uphill climb

“Great fun races the mini’s. Can’t recommend them enough.” Sean Bacon

Social media & links

Video

Mar
17
Sun
100% Mini Downhill Rd 3 @ Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre
Mar 17 all-day
100% Mini Downhill Rd 3 @ Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre

Mini Downhill Mission:

“To make downhill fun and exciting way to race downhill on a mountain bike with your mates. This makes the racing really intense where every single second counts.
They are exciting to watch and when the spectators’ start lining the track and shouting for their rider it will be a fantastic atmosphere”

Mini Downhill Social Media to follow

Video

2019 Race Schedule

Registration: You can collect your number board on Saturday afternoon to save time or on Sunday morning.

  • New this winter season no deposit for Number Boards.
  • Saturday 4.00pm to 5.00pm (by cafe)
  • Sunday 8.15am to 10.00am (in Forest)

You must sign on and collect your number board before 10am on Sunday.
Full Face Helmets must be worn and done up for practice & racing on the track.

Saturday

  • The forest is open as normal and you must follow the local rules & fees.
  • The course will be marked out on Saturday and there will be registration during Saturday evening.
  • Saturday is not part of the event so there are no marshals or medics on the track. You are responsible for your own saftey and wellbeing during Saturday.

Sunday

Race day with offical Practrice and race with Marshals & Medics on the race track.

  • Registration 8.30am to 10.30am You must sign on and register before riding the track
  • Entry procedure, distribution of identification numbers: The race is pre-entry only, though if spaces remain, we will accept very limited entries on the day. Enter via the British Cycling website.
  • 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
South West Kenda Enduro Series Rd1 @ Haldon Forest
Mar 17 all-day
South West Kenda Enduro Series Rd1 @ Haldon Forest

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

“Haldon is a great venue and will be the perfect start to the series”

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

Mar
23
Sat
Leisure Lakes Bike Demo Weekend @Canock Chase @ Tackeroo Campsite
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

Looking at buying a new bike? Then demo days are the best way to try a few bikes out on a short fun loop.

Leisure Lakes Demo Day has been running for a few years now on the Tackeroo Campsite, Cannock, using the last fun sections of Follow the Dog. It has a proper event feel with most of the top brands showcasing their products & bikes.

  • The event is ticketed so as to manage the demo rides.
  • Tickets for the demo weekend are £20 per day
  • £5 of every ticket sold goes to Eastridge Trail Partnership – This year we’ll be supporting the Eastridge Trail Partnership, this is a great trail centre in the Shropshire Hills, and offers some of the best mountain bike trails in the area. The trails are maintained by a small bunch of loyal volunteers, and our donations will help purchase materials and tools to keep the trails running sweet!
  • £5 of every ticket sold will go to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity – These people are invaluable to us when we need them most. We wanted to give something back to the people that have helped so many mountain bikers in their time of need over the years.

Social media links

Video from 2018

Trail sections used

On site catering

On site catering units to keep everyone fed and watered.

Apr
7
Sun
Southern Enduro Rd1 QECP @ Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Apr 7 all-day
Southern Enduro Rd1 QECP @ Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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:

Apr
13
Sat
BNES Round 1 @ Afan Bryn Bettws
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm

The first round of the 2019 BEMBA National Enduro Series will take place around Afan Bike Park at Bryn Bettws in South Wales.

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 13th – Sunday 14th April: BNES 5 stage race with practice Saturday, race Sunday is £65.50 (+£1.50 booking fee)

Saturday 14th April: 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

Bryn Bettws Lodge will be hosting us for the weekend with camping on site (Payable in the lodge).

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:)

 

Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Rd1 @ Afan Bryn Bettws
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Mash Up format

“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 “Mash Up” format has been universally accepted and wholeheartedly welcomed by riders and the industry alike with more new and not so new riders taking a step and a step back into a stress-free racing environment.

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!

Round 1 of the 2019 Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up Series will take place at Afan Bike Park on Saturday 13 April.

The event will coincide with the first round of the Bemba National Enduro Series taking place on the Sunday 14 April.

Practice for BNES competitors on the Mash Up stages will take place from 08:30 – 10:30 then 15:00 – 16:30!! so they will not interfere with your race runs.

3 stages for the Mash Up and 1 extra Uphill Flow stage for the E-Mtb’s.

Race entry is £45.50 for the Mash Up but if you fancy having a go at the BNES 5 stage race on the Sunday then you can pay a £20 supplement on the day and make a weekend of it!

Also a round of the British 4X series will be taking place on the Saturday! TBC

Social Media to follow

Bryn Bettws Lodge will be hosting us for the weekend with camping on site (Payable in the lodge) https://brynbettws.com/

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:)

Video

 

Apr
14
Sun
Honc – Hell of the North Cotswolds @ Winchcombe Community School
Apr 14 all-day

Tickets go on sale January 12 2019

Social media

Follow the HONC on Facebook to keep up to date

Event info taken from their web site

The original & classic British Endurance Cycling Event, now in it’s 35th year. Promoted and organised by Winchcombe Cycling Club* and Cheltenham & County Cycling Club

HONC was originally conceived as an “homage” to the famous Paris – Roubaix event in France & is still run on the same day each year. It features a mass start at 09.00hr. from Winchcombe Community School near the picturesque town of Winchcombe.

Tickets go on Sale 12 January 2019

Registration opens at 07.30hr.

 It is a Non Competitive On & Off Road Endurance Event aimed at experienced riders & is run over challenging routes across the hills and valleys of the beautiful Cotswolds, using a combination of roads, tracks and bridleways, with significant off-road sections.

You can choose on the day between a 100km route for experienced and fit riders and a 50km route for those who know just how tough the off-road Cotswold Hills can be. Alternatively you can ride a 75km route by following the 100km route to the Food Stop & then following the 50km to the finish.

Printed route maps will be available at registration.  Gpx routes will be made available to all registered riders in the week before the event. Routes will be marked by distinctive black & yellow HONC arrows

Food & drink will be available all day at the start/finish from 07.30hr and there will also be a Food Stop at around the half way point of the 100km & 50km routes where food, water & toilets will be available.

Car Parking, changing, toilets, showers & a bike wash will be available at the start at Winchcombe Community School & a back-up cycle recovery service will be provided.

Leisure Lakes will kindly be providing a mobile repair van at the start & the food stop.

A certificate and medal will be awarded to all finishers.

Photo

Paul & Dan digging deep at a muddy Hell of the North

May
5
Sun
Dyfi Enduro @ Machynlleth
May 5 all-day
Dyfi Enduro @ Machynlleth

Returning for 2019 after a cancellation (due to waterlogged event site in 2018), the howies Dyfi Enduro is one of the best known and best loved endurance MTB events UK calendar. The event is a mass start 56km non-competitive MTB endurance ride around the Dyfi Forest, Wales.

“Please Note: It’s not a gravity enduro, there are no timed stages, just one timed loop start-finish, think tough XC with some demanding descents that might favour a bit of suspension travel.”

The event offers a tour of the finest trails that the Dyfi Forest has to offer. For the riders who make it to our route checkpoint by the cut off time*, there is a little extra on offer, the option to ride a bonus loop that extends the course to 60km and adds a further 200m of descending (and climbing).

HQ is located in the town of Machynlleth and the event takes place the same weekend as the town’s popular comedy festival. The event offers camping and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with event HQ located in the Big Top tent where you will find a cafe & bar, hot food and evening entertainment. Families are welcome and well behaved dogs (DOGS MUST REMAIN ON LEAD AT ALL TIMES) and on Saturday kids activities can be found in the main event field.

Social media links

Video from 2017

 

May
11
Sat
QECP Day and Night Enduro @ Queen Elizabeth Country Park
May 11 all-day
QECP Day and Night Enduro @ Queen Elizabeth Country Park

If you haven’t been before this one is a must. With the unique format of practicing in the light and racing in the dark. It includes free parking, free camping and a large demo weekend!!

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