This new and exciting 6 round winter series adds a new dimension to endurance racing. Run over five weekends with the course changing on each round, the riders are given a greater variety.
This 6 round series will be run on a competitive basis with riders in all classes being timed using our ‘race result’ timing system. Each class will be awarded 25 points for a win, 24 for second, 23 for third and so on down to 1 point for 25th place. To qualify for overall points you must compete in a minimum of 5 rounds.
With this new 6 round series we understand your constraints on travel and time and therefore only 5 out of the 6 rounds will count towards your overall score, allowing you to drop your worst result.
All our events will be run under British Cycling rules and regulations under the supervision of British Cycling Commissaries. All MTB Enduro style meetings will be on a non-ranking bases.
Rules and Regulations:
- Competitors must complete a full lap of the course without taking any shortcuts, to stay in the race.
- Riders must stay within the taped areas and must not deviate from the obvious tracks.
- If you suffer a mechanical problem then proceed around the course to the next Marshall, who will then communicate with the race director. It is permitted for other riders on the course to offer help by way of parts and equipment, but the rider must carry out their own repairs with no outside assistance.
The winners will be decided by either the most laps completed in the given time or in the case of a tie the quickest time achieved will be classed as the winner.
G8 Events must insist that riders do not dispose of any litter out on the course. There will be specific drop areas around the track.
Unsporting behaviour, foul and abusive language, course cutting and cheating of any kind will NOT be tolerated. If this is reported then that rider/riders if solo, or the whole team will be disqualified from the race.
All riders must wear a helmet when riding their bikes, including warm up and riding around all other areas.
Finally, we would strongly recommend all competitors study the BC rules for MTB racing
|Round 1 - 18th October 2015 Canada Heights, Kent
Our series starts in North Kent. The exciting venue of Canada Heights is not only the home of British Motocross but an excellent and challenging course with woods and a hillside that will challenge all riders with easy access just off of the M25.
|Round 2 - 13th December 2015 Thetford, Norfolk
We then head up to the Suffolk/Norfolk boarder to more natural terrain and a venue that most MTB riders are familiar with, Fire Road 24, Santon Downham (off the A1065 Brandon to Mundford road) Thetford, Norfolk.
|Rounds 3 & 4 - 23rd & 24th January 2016 Thetford, Norfolk
We stay in Thetford for rounds three and four where we have secured a new location - unused before - so look forward to some new challenges. Alterations will be made to the course for round 4 so that those riding both days will have different challenges from round 3.
|Round 5 - 21st February 2016 Hadleigh Park, Essex
Moving to Essex, we head for Hadleigh Country Park, the home of MTB at the 2012 Olympic Games. There is a red trail (with black options) which was the Olympic course as well as a blue, green and an all ability trail.
|Round 6 - 13th March 2016 Beazley End, Essex
Staying in Essex, this is where we have a little something different for the final round. Situated in mid Essex, not far from the town of Braintree, we have a varied and mixed venue. It will have natural terrain mixed with a man made BMX track along with woodland sections, something that should test everyone.