Cannondale Quad Eliminator.

Saturday 29th of August 2020.

The pre-runner to 4x. Four riders on the BMX style gate, elbows out and go! This is action-packed head to head racing down the Malverns downhill course. Riders will fire out of the four-man start gate at the same time, battling elbows high into the first corner. The course will be fast and flowing with plenty of passing places for the skilled and the brave. 

Each rider completes a timed run with the top 64 men and the top 16 women qualifying through to the ‘Super Finals’.

Please enter on the day, spaces are subject to availability. We advise you to head on over to race registration as soon as you land at the festival.

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, which will be under 4x.

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.



Friday the 14th of June 2019.

09:00 to 20:00 Race Registration Open.

10:00 to 18:00 Course Open.

Saturday the 15th of June 2019.

09:00 to 12:00 Race Registration Open.

12:00 to 13:00 Quad Eliminator Practice.

13:00 to 15:00 Quad Eliminator Timed Runs.

15:00 to 17:00 Quad Eliminator Racing.

21:00 Podiums for the top three in each category.

Please note: The race entry covers you for the Quad Eliminator 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, camping and spectating.

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.

There will be no uplift provided, it will be a short walk back up to the start line that we estimate to take sub 15 minutes.

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.

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 Quad Eliminator 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.

POV cameras are allowed during practice only and must be fitted to your bicycle.

-The fastest qualifier will be seeded against the slowest qualifier and so on.
-The riders will race head to head on the course with the first two riders in each heat across the finish line, progressing to the next round. 
-Any rider that misses their start slot/call-up will be disqualified.

Racers will be disqualified for the following:
-Not finishing in possession of their bike.
-Not passing both wheels around the gate.
-Missing a gate and going beyond the next gate.
-Running over a gate.
-Making a false start or barging the start.

Recent Questions:

Q. Is it the same price for all categories? A. Yes.

Q. Is there a multi-entry discount? A. Apologies no.

Q. If the event is sold out, will there be a reserve list? A. Apologies no.

Q. What if I miss the sign on? A. You will not be allowed to practice or race.

Q. Do you need a British Cycling Race Licence or Membership to race? A. No.

Q. How much are entries? A. Race entries are £25.00 each plus the £1.00 booking fee.

Q. Can you enter on the day? A. No, entries are available online, in advance only.

Q. Can I change bikes? A. Yes, between races.

Q. Can I have a refund or transfer my entry. A. Apologies, there are no refunds or transfers.

Q. Is there a limit to the number of riders in a category? A. There is no limit to a number of riders in a category, only on the number of riders in an event.

Q. If I provide a marshal, will I get a free entry? A. You will have to enter yourself into the event. The transactions with marshals shall be a separate matter.

If you have any questions, please contact the Event Manager Oliver Paton or call/text 07531 930 808 anytime.


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