Schwalbe Downhill.

Sunday the 30th of August 2020.

 

Downhill mountain bike racing is the Formula 1 of the sport. Riders will race the clock as they set off down the legendary course that will see plenty of high speed action with all the thrills and spills. Please note the hill is the same size as it was 20 years ago. You are more than welcome to race on any style two wheel mountain bike that you so choose as the course is rated as entry level.

The Schwalbe Downhill is now sold out, there is no reserve list.

Please note you DO NOT need to be a British Cycling Member or hold a race licence to enter. Unless of course, you want to be awarded points for your rankings on the BC website.

Please Note for Race Registration:

 

– Please bring valid photographic I.D with you such as a driving licence or passport to sign onto the race.

 

– No British Cycling Race Licence or Membership is required.

 

– Race registration is open from Thursday the 13th of June, we advise you to beat the rush and sign on ASAP where you will receive your bikes front number board and four cable ties. We will not be issuing rear number boards.

 

– Timing is by light beams, therefore no transponders will be required.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY.

Course closed all day.

15:00 to 21:00 Race Registration.

FRIDAY.

09:00 to 21:00 Race Registration.

12:00 to 14:00 Course open for all to ride.

SATURDAY.

08:00 to 18:00 Race Registration.

10:00 to 14:00 Course open for all to ride.

SUNDAY.

08:00 to 09:00 Race Registration.

08:30 to 10:45 Open Practice.

11:00 to 17:00 Race Runs.

17:15 Podiums for the top three in each category on the main stage.

Each rider competes in two race runs, with the fastest time from either run counting for their overall position.

There will be no uplift provided or permitted, it will be a short walk/ride back up to the start line that we estimate will take 10-15 minutes.

Please note: The race entry covers you for the Schwalbe Downhill race only. To enter the festival, please pay the applicable admission price, even if you are racing. This will cover your entry to the festival, parking, camping and spectating.

Festival Entry Tickets are available now from The Ticket Seller by clicking HERE.

For more information on Schwalbe Tyres, please checkout their website HERE.

Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport with the distinct possibility of severe injuries, or even worse. No matter where you ride or how well you know the course you should never ride beyond your skill level and always ride in control and in a sensible manner. Riding in control does not just mean being able to stop, it also means having the requisite skills to recognise and avoid potentially dangerous situations on the course. You must also be able to recognise where it is safe to stop on the course. Avoiding accidents with other riders is an essential mountain biking skill.

Riders must use the course in a sensible manner compatible with their level of experience. Riders should walk the course, observing current ground conditions, making yourself aware of any obstacles prior to riding the course. We ask riders to accept that they will ride the course at their own risk and accept that no liability can be accepted by the event organisers.

Rules and Regulations.

Equipment: The Bicycle must be capable of safely and efficiently completing the task and must, as a minimum, be mechanically sound, have efficient brakes on all wheels and all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the rider and others. As part of the
latter, bar plugs are compulsory.

Helmets: It is compulsory to wear a protective helmet when racing or training on the course and such helmet must comply with the required safety standards defined in the General Regulations. A full-face helmet is compulsory for the Downhill event. Please note that a helmet with a detachable mouthpiece is allowed, please ensure that the detachable mouthpiece is correctly attached, following the manufacturers recommendations. The helmet must be properly secured in both training and racing and must be fitted with a visor.

If you have any questions, please contact the Festival Director Si Paton si@pinkbike.com or call/text 07968 229 359 anytime.

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