After the great success of the 2nd Exposure Lights Night of the Knobbly Tread event last October, regular Mountain Bike promoters the West Drayton MBC have confirmed the event is back again for 2013 thanks to the kind permission of Bucks County Council and is to be held on the 19th October.
This event has really taken on, filling a gap in the market as most of the traditional night time events are usually long Endurance events but this is 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.
This year in addition to the two cross country races the evening entertainment is going to start with a night time Dirt crit eliminator race sponsored by www.bucksoffroadsportive.co.uk, this will be held close to the event HQ on a small tight circuit, the format being that after one warm up lap, the last riders over the line every lap are eliminated until the bunch is down to 4 riders when it will be time to sprint for the all important podium places.
The team can confirm a host of supporting companies who are assisting with the running of the event with the main sponsor ExposureLights.com back for the 3rd year running. Other sponsors include Party Lights , The Bucks Off Road Sportive, www.kingwilliamthefourthguesthouse.co.uk , long term club sponsors Beyond Mountain Bikes as well as www.artistrybyamrita.com who have donated some great prizes for the winners of the open and fun women's class a free hair and make-up make-over package with airbrushed photos by Make-up Artist Amrita Dhanjal so those on the podium should be going home with some nice goodies. Race distances are 15miles for the open event and 9 miles for the fun race, the circuit is a fast twisting 3 mile circuit that will be a mixture of wide forest tracks and tight single track. Good lights are required! 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 once again helping to run such a popular event Jackie Roberts Owner of Beyond Mountain Bikes states."
The buzz at this short distance race is incredible and the feedback from participants last year was tremendous and we are glad to support the event and are looking forward to it immensely.
For those looking for a weekend of racing the following day the club promote the Black Park Off Road Duathlon.
As last year plans are underway for free hot dogs and drinks being handed out to all competitors at the prize giving.
Race Distance Fun-3 laps of a 3 mile approx cct
Open-5 laps x 3 mile approx cct
Start times Dirt Crit Eliminator 7pm
Open 8:15 pm
Hard standing car park, Proper Toilets, 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
Fun event- £15 OTD £20
Open event £17 OTD £22
Dirt Crit Eliminator £5 OTD £10
Black Park Country Park, Black Park Road, Bucks, SL3 6DS
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