Regular Mountain Bike promoters the West Drayton MBC have confirmed their latest open promotions, both taking place at Black Park, near Slough with the permission of Bucks County Council.
The first takes place on Saturday 22nd October and is the Night of the Knobbly Tread, a short night time cross country race featuring both a fun event for those yet to sample the intense buzz of racing in the dark and an open event for those experienced night time racers. With the races being close to Halloween, in addition to the prizes for the first across the line and age related prizes there will be prizes for the riders sporting the best fancy dress.
Generous sponsorship from Exposure lights and Party lights should see the prize winners going away with some nice goodies.
Race distances are 9 miles for the fun race which will start at 7 p.m. and 15miles for the open event which will start at 7:50 p.m. both around a fast twisting 3 mile circuit that will be a mixture of wide forest tracks and tight single track.
Richard Sawkins managing director of party lights states ‘this race gives our company an ideal opportunity to support local sport and also allows us the chance to show of some of the products we can supply to those looking for lighting at special events and we are looking forward to our first foray into Mountain bike race sponsorship.'
John Cookson from Exposure lights states ‘there is a plethora of long distance endurance events throughout the night but very few short night time cross country races and we are proud to be associated with this inaugural event that should see some new riders sampling the thrill of racing in the dark as well as seeing some intense close run battles in the open event around a circuit that always features fast close racing.' As always John and the team from Exposure will be on hand with their latest wares and to give advice on lighting systems.
It is hoped to create a party atmosphere at the event with free hot dogs and drinks being handed out to all competitors at the prize giving.
Race HQ-Black Park Country Park, Black Park Road SL3 6DS
Race Distance Fun-3 laps of a 3 mile approx cct, Open-5 laps x 3 mile approx cct.
St times Fun 7 p.m. Open 7:50 p.m.
Hard standing car park.
Good lights required.
Entry fee includes free hot drink and Burger
Circuit open for pre-riding from 6 p.m.
No licence or club membership required.
Prizes-Open event- 1st 3 male riders, 1st 3 female riders, 1st 3 Veteran riders, 3 best fancy dressed riders subject to 6 riders in each category.
Prizes-Fun event, 1st 3 male and female riders subject to 6 riders in each category.
All prizes will be presented at the end of the open event
Race HQ-Black Park Country Park
, Black Park Road, Bucks, SL3 6DS
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