Sunday 1st December 2019
The Track is Ski Run
The race is sold out and no entries on the day.
Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
Race Starts (2 x runs weather and light permitting) 11.00am – 4.00pm
Prize Presentations 4.30pm
Race categories – No license required to race
In December no BC ranking points.
Custom Glass Trophies to top three in each age category (minimum five riders in a category)
- Youth – Women 13-18
- Senior Women 19-29
- Master Women 30-39
- Veteran Women 40+
- Hardtail age – 13+
- Ripper Age 10-12
- Juvenile Age 13-14
- Youth – Age 15-16
- Junior – Age 17-18
- Senior – Age 19-29
- Master – Age 30-39
- Veteran – Age 40-49
- Grd Veteran – 50+
- Elite/Expert – 17+
Still not sure which category to enter its all explained here
You can collect your number board on Saturday afternoon to save time on Sunday morning.
Saturday 3.30pm to 4.30pm (by cafe)
Sunday 8.00am 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. (2 piece helmets must be to EN10.78 Standard)
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 safety and well being during Saturday.
Race day with official Practice and race with Marshals & Medics on the race track.
|Categories – Running Order|
|Female – Senior|
|Female – Youth|
|Female – Master|
|Female – Veteran|
Parking – Important info
New Car Parking charges have been implemented by the Forestry Commission, its now £7 per day to park for a full day.
You will need to pay this on race day, but you can now buy a Discovery Pass for £30 which is valid for 12 months so it save you money if you are coming to race all 4 rounds of the series.
To buy a Freedom Pass use this link or you can also buy your Forest of Dean Discovery Pass at Pedalabikeaway or the Forest Office (Bank Street, Coleford).
Sunday – Race Day
Registration 8.00am to 10.00am You must sign on and register before riding the track.
4.30pm Podiums Top 3 in each category
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.
You do not need a race licence to race.
It is their responsibility to look after your number board. A lost number board will mean a £5.00 charge for a replacement as will a number board that has a modified shape and sponsors’ logos removed. No defacing of number boards. The number boards remain the property of Mini Downhill.
Race Regulations: The event will run under BC Regulations and Penalties.
Please make sure you aware of the rules. A course inspection will performed before the start of practice with the Chief BC Commissaire and any recommendations will be implemented.
The course will be covered by marshals. They will have red and yellow flags, radio communications and be briefed each morning.
Mini Downhill rules incorporate those laid out in the current BC and UCI handbook.
We recommend that all riders and especially Juvenile and Youth age riders must wear the following body armour: Full Spine Elbow pads Knee pads.
Behaviour – Anti-social behaviour, vandalism, riding mini-bikes, motorbikes, driving recklessly at the event (Disqualified). Acts of violence, intimidation or vandalism will receive a lifetime ban. Under suspicion of theft, the police will be called and you will be detained until their arrival
Bike Mounted Cameras for Practice only – not for racing.
Race Timing: Race Timing will be carried out by the Action Sports Timing Team,
Results will be posted in the main arena on completion of each event and online by Monday 12:00 after the event.
Medical: Paramedic Medical Cover will be provided on course.
Illegal Drugs Policy:
We run a zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs. If we suspect you are in possession of or using illegal drugs we will ask you to leave the venue and the Police may well be called.
Camping: No Camping will be available onsite.
PA System: A full Public Announcement Facility will be on site with announcements throughout the day. A Notice Board will also be on display in the Race Office/Rider Registration area for displaying information regarding the event.
Uplift: This is a push up race but Flyup Downhill who operate the uplift service at Forest of Dean are doing a race day special of £3.00 per lift just line by the uplift point and save your legs get a lift to the top.
Catering: There is an onsite café providing fresh hot and cold food and refreshments.
Toilets & Showers: New this year we will have extra toilets at the finish line and the usual at Peddleabike away café. Please respect these toilets and showers.
Refunds and Transfers:
If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions:
29+ days notice: Entry fee minus a £10.00 administration charge per race cancelled. Refunds will be credited back to the card on which you originally paid within 28 days of your notice in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
28 days or less, no refund.
Transfer requests with 29 days notice are applicable for any remaining events in that year.
Transfer requests 28 days or less notice are not applicable.
Please note you can not swap your entry with another rider.
The race weekend starts from 15:00 on the Friday before therefore the timescales above mean all e-mails must be received by our deadline which is 4 weeks before the 15:00 on the Friday before the race day.
The above policies are not dependant on circumstances and are final.
Please email email@example.com please note we will not deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or Facebook. Inform us of your full name, category racing and which race we are dealing with.
Force Majeure: If the race organiser is prevented (directly or indirectly) from performing any of its obligations under the entry agreement by reasons of act of God, strikes, trade disputes, breakdowns, government or political action, interruption of transport, acts of war or terrorism, acts of omissions by a third party for any other reasons whatsoever outside of Naked racing control, then Naked racing will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may as its option, cancel the event.
If the event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.
It is your responsibility to ensure the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements.
If the event is cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund any entry fee, we are also unable to transfer your entry to another event.
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