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
28
Thu
7 Stanes, Scotland – the MEGA Away Extra Long Weekender Suitable for ALL @ Scottish Borders - 7 Stanes
Jun 28 @ 7:00 am – Jul 2 @ 1:15 pm

Back on this one, 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 

AM travel leave Gloucester say 7-8ish as aim to get to the trail centre for 1ish so we can do a quick ride PM.  In terms of traveling best bet is to buddy up and talk amongst yourselves about car sharing.  If you fancy a spot of late brekkie, Tebay services is great just north of Kendal http://www.tebayservices.com/.  They are the same people as the new Gloucester services BTW.

PM ride Kirroughtree and meet from say 1pm onwards and people can take their pick on the trails but TBH the red is fine for all. http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Kirroughtree .
Accommodation – Gorsebank Bothy, one night

Friday

This will be a good days riding so make sure you are well feed and watered.

AM ride Dalbeattie and people can take their pick – absolutely awesome trails!!!  http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Dalbettie .

PM ride AE and everyone to ride the red http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Ae/Ae-Line-Trail as its TBH not too bad just different paces required  They have a café so we can get a spot of food afterwards and the quicker rides can have a play on the drops at the end of the trail as well.

Accommodation – Kalzie Bunkhouse

Saturday

Innerleithin,
A great red 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

Sunday

ALL DAY Glentress, can’t express how good it is. http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress—Innerleithen

Again this will be a good days riding so make sure you are well feed and watered.

Accommodation – Kalzie Bunkhouse, local so you can ride there and back

Monday

AM a quick drive to Newcastleton or Mabie

Categories: Black Blue Event Green MTB Red
Jun
30
Sat
Bristol BikeFest @ Ashton Court
Jun 30 all-day

The much-loved Bristol Bikefest mountain bike race is back!

“We’re going to back to basics after 15 years of racing with a fun, friendly event that’s all about great trails, tall beers, tired legs and plenty of smiles. Think of it as a small but perfectly formed festival of mountain biking rather than just a race.”

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

Full details here, more details be announced soon.

 

 

Jul
8
Sun
Velothan Wales @ Civic Centre
Jul 8 all-day

VELOTHON Wales gives cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the thrill of closed road cycling, whilst taking in some of Wales’ most breathtaking scenery.

“There’s something for every level of ability or ambition, with 140, 125 and 60KM routes on offer. Host to a UCI sanctioned professional race in 2015-17, the carnival atmosphere along the route will leave you feeling like a Pro. The Welsh communities who come out in force to support help deliver a truly special atmosphere that will inspire you to the finish.”

What’s Included

  • Race pack postage – no need to arrive early to collect race essentials
  • Cycle Club Competition and Prizes
  • Multiple feed stations & mechanical support along the route
  • Cycling festival with expo that will welcome the biggest brands with all the latest gear
  • Thousands of spectators lining the route
  • Celebratory food and drink zone at the finish
  • A finishers medal for every cyclist
  • Finish line freebies

Video

Jul
14
Sat
Southern Enduro Champs 2018
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm

Southern Enduro Champs 2018 – Enduro Race and camping at Minehead

Tickets available 2nd December 2017 (£60)

Practice Sat, Race Sun.

A great race and some mediocre camping.

Jul
15
Sun
The MADAX MONSTER @ Slam 69 Bike Shop
Jul 15 all-day

The MADAX format has proved to be popular and with this in mind we bring you the summer event, yes summer so no mud for this one. We hope….

Don’t think this is going to be easier, no way, we want these to be tough challenging events, which we would want to take part in.

The MADAX format is basically a self navigating off road non competitive bicycle challenge. You navigate via GPS device and once you leave the start you are on your own; or with your mates if they choose to come along.

This event is hardcore, its hilly and techinical in places. Did we mention the hills?

Event info so far

  • Location – Start/Finish, Slam69 Bicycle shop. GL3 4FF (Gloucester)
  • Parking – Car park outside Slam 69 Bike Shop.
  • Distance – 100 or 50K
  • The Event Type – A Non-competitive Self-supported off-road challenge, for mountain bike and cyclocross bikes.
  • Navigation – by GPS file in GPX format. Device not supplied.
  • Check out event web site for more details

 

Aug
3
Fri
Ard Rock Enduro Weekend
Aug 3 – Aug 5 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.

Sep
9
Sun
Bigfoot Summer BBQ – Redhill
Sep 9 all-day

More to follow:

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
14
Sun
Haibike Mini Enduro FOD @ Pedalabikeaway FOD
Oct 14 all-day

As of March 4 tickets were not yet on sale. Ticket sales are handled by Event Brite. Just added the MiniEnduroTv web site for now which is not great.

Stages announced nearer the time.

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