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Black Park Races

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BY: chris denman

Published: 23rd May, 2014

There is just over a week to go to the forthcoming Black Park Races, we have been working hard down at the circuit to make sure even our club members and regular entrants have a couple of new tracks to ride. The circuits are nearly finalised and despite the recent rain the tracks apart from about 1 metre are dry and riding well and if we have a few more dry days next week it will be a case of just dusting down the bike after the race which was a bit different from last year when the races were held in March.
The plan for the youth and novice adult races on the Saturday afternoon , 31st May will be that each rider will have two races on a 2 different circuits around a shortened version of the full XC circuit, we will have an even shorter circuit for the under 10's and under 8's.
On the Sunday 1st June the races will use the full circuit which is approx 3.5 miles long, depending on weather laps may be varied to those advertised but will be confirmed on the day.
There is a club rides around the circuit on the Thursday evening if anyone wants a sneaky preview of the course between 6-8 p.m. if anyone wants to join these then check out the clubs facebook page or website for details.
If you are riding round the venue remember the area is a public area that can get busy, please bear that in mind and save the racing for on the day when we will have marshals and warning signs in place.
There will be room for people to enter on the day however there is a surcharge on the entry fee and we would encourage you to spread the word and get your friends to pre enter on line which closes Wed.
The event is sponsored by Beyond Mountain Bikes and the Bucks Off Road Sportive, so a big thank you to them and we also have some nice handmade trophies for the winners in the adult races. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the day, any questions please e-mail me at chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk
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