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GT Bicycles Dual Slalom

Friday 14th June 2019

Dual Slalom is the purest and most crowd-pleasing form of head to head mountain bike racing where the rivalry is the name of the game. We pit two racers against each other to do battle, with one aim, to beat the other competitor to the finish line! The two competitors race head-to-head down two similar but separate courses. Following a qualification round, riders race against each other in an elimination format (heats) to determine the winner. A BMX style start gate will fire the riders down the natural and flowing course. The course features a number of colour coded gates for the riders to pass on the open grass cornered course. Expect the fastest times to be sub 40 seconds on this entry-level course. Riders are strongly advised to wear gloves.

Race entries are limited to 200 riders for the Men and 50 for the Women. The top 16 women and top 64 men will qualify for the main event, this will be calculated from your one timed run.

Entries are open in September 2018, date to be confirmed.

Please Note for Race Registration:

-Please bring valid photographic I.D with you such as a driving licence or passport.
-No British Cycling Race Licence or Membership is required.
-There will be no on the day entries.

Thursday the 13th of June 2019.
15:00 to 21:00 Race Registration.

Friday the 14th of June 2019.
09:00 to 14:00 Race Registration.
10:00 to 12:00 Course Open for anyone to ride.
12:00 to 15:00 Open Practice for all racers (Please attach your number boards).
15:00 to 17:00 One Timed Run on either the Red or Blue course (We will determine which one just prior to the start of seeding).
18:00 to 21:00 Finals, One timed run in each lane, then add both times together with the winner progressing to the next round.
21:15 Podiums for the top three in each category.

Saturday the 15th of June 2019.

09:00 to 18:00 Course Open for anyone to ride.

Sunday the 16th of June 2019.

09:00 to 17:00 Course Open for anyone to ride.

Categories to enter:

Men:

  • Junior Men in the year of their 13th to 18th birthday.
  • Senior Men in the year of their 19th birthday or older.

Women:

  •  Junior Women in the year of their 13th to 18th birthday.
  • Senior Women in the year of their 19th birthday or older.

There will be no uplift provided, it will be a short walk back up to the start line that we estimate to take sub 5 minutes.

Please note: The race entry covers you for the Dual Slalom 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. Event Entry Tickets are available now from The Ticket Seller by clicking 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.

Please ensure you are fully aware and agree to the rules and regulations as set down by British Cycling which is viewable by clicking HERE.

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 Dual Slalom event. The helmet must be properly secured in both training and racing and must be fitted with a visor. Helmets with a removable chin piece are acceptable, please ensure the chin piece is correctly attached as recommended by the manufacturer.

-During practice, each rider must complete at least two runs on each of the Red and Blue courses to be able to race.
-Each rider that qualifies (the top 64 men and top 16 women) races each course once and the times for the two runs are added together.
-The fastest qualifier will be seeded against the slowest qualifier and so on.
-The riders will race head to head on each course with the rider holding the faster combined time moving to the next round of the competition.
-Any rider that misses their start slot/call-up will be disqualified.
-Alternating left and right, riders must ride around, not over, each gate, with both tyre tracks passing on the outside of each gate. A missed gate (that is not returned to and passed correctly), or a run over a gate, will result in the rider being disqualified.
-After the qualification runs, in the final heats, a rider may lose by no more than 1.5 seconds. This maximum differential applies to slow runs or penalties resulting from jump-starts, missed gates or other infractions. A rider who does not finish the run will be eliminated.
-If there is a tie in the combined times after two runs have been completed by both riders in a heat, the winner of the 2nd run advances to the next round.
-Racers will be disqualified for the following:
-Changing from one course to another.
-Interfering with the opposing riders progress.
-Not finishing in possession of their bike.
-Not passing both wheels around a gate.
-Missing a gate and going beyond the next gate.
-Running over a gate.
-Making a false start or barging the start.

Any questions please e-mail si@pinkbike.com or call/text 07968 229 359.

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