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Enduro Night Race at Llandegla

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This first Night Enduro race will take place at One Planet Adveture Llandegla Forest on Saturday 1st February 2014.

Ride the stages during the day then race them when it gets dark. Loads of people now have lights for their bikes from cheap lights to the exotic and super expensive mega lights.

Racing in the dark is real fun experience the race is for proficient mountain bikers with a high skill level who can ride the steeper downhill stretches and much more challenging technical features of Llandegla.

Llandegla – One Planet Adventure

With over 44 km of purpose-built mountain bike trails, people travel from all over the country to ride here and with a top-class trails demand a top-class centre. Whether you’re after a new bike, a skills course, a workshop tune-up or an award-winning bacon buttie, just drop in and we’ll sort you out.

The map for the stages will be released before the race so you can pre ride all the stages in the day light. We understand that not everyone is as fit as a butchers dog so the stages will be open to ride on Saturday to allow the not so fit to have nice easy ride round all the stages.

There will be nice easy transitions times between stages which will return you back to vistitors centre at the end of the race and hot food drinks from the cafe.

The Stages

The stages will be made up of the Red and Black trails and will follow the main marked trails to keep everyone going in the right direction and so we dont lose anyone in the forest. These sections are designed for mountain bikers who are used to physically demanding routes.

Location
Coed Llandegla Forest, Ruthin Rd
Llandegla
Denbighshire,
LL11 3AA -
See more at: http://www.oneplanetadventure.com

The Format
The Night Enduro’s will take place over one day and will be of a shorter distance to the Uk Gravity Enduro’s to allow riders to practice the the 3 stages before the start of the race later after dark.
Distance will vary but expect around 14 miles to complete the 3 stages and the route.
With a practice lap and the race you will cover around 30 miles.
The transitions are not timed so no penalties for being late and will follow the marked route to keep everyone going in the right direction.
All three stage times will be added together to produce the overall results for each category.

Race Entries.
Who can race?
Racing in the dark is real fun experance the race is for Proficient mountain bikers with a high skill level who can ride the steeper downhill stretches and much more challenging technical features of Llandegla. if your 15 or over have a mountain bike, good lights and a helmet then you can race.
The guys at One Planet Adventure and Tillhill who operate the forest have waved the hire fee for the race so the entry fee is only £30 including online entry fee.
The fee does not include the car parking fee as a lot of local riders already have season tickets or will come with more than 1 rider in car so you will have to pay for parking at the race.

 
Eventbrite - Mini Enduro Night Race Llandegla - 1st Feb 2014

Categories

  • Hardtail 16+
  • 16-18
  • 19-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50+
  • Ladies
  • Pro-Am
  • Hardtail?

Some say there is not much disadvantage to racing on a hardtail to a full suspension bike so why do a category for them?
We see this has ride what you have type of racing if you have an all mountain bike that’s great if you have hardtail XC bike or a do it all hardtail then this is way for you start racing on it and chance to stand on the podium in your category.

Pro-Am?
This category is for the more experienced racers to have some fun racing and get some practice in for the Uk Gravity Enduro Series.
For Example if your in the at least the top 10 of your category Junior, Senior, Master, Vets in the Uk Gravity Enduro Series you should race Pro-Am so you can test yourself against other quick riders and rider a different group of riders which will spice things up and hopefully make it more fun racing a Mini Enduro.

Rules
There are 3 stages in each event, with transfers in between these transfers are not timed and do not count for the overall standing. Special stages close at a specified time, to ensure the event finishes on time. Riders will be notified at registration on the morning of the event
Time Controls are used check riders in ready for the stage start time.

Bikes
An all mountain bike is ideal for these races but any mountain bike is allowed

  • hardtail,
  • short travel,
  • long travel,
  • 29”

Only one Bicycle can be used during an event, including any transition stages.
Competitors must start and finish the competition on the same frame, fork and wheels.

Equipment

  • A helmet conforming to technical regulation 8.6.1 must be worn during all race and transition stages.
  • Lights
  • Knee and elbow protectors are advisable.
  • All Competitors must be self sufficient and prepared for a varying climate as well as any basic mechanical repairs. Consideration should be given to the nature of the course and the length of time the event may take to complete.

This course is marked with signs and with some sections that are taped if a specific line should be taken on the stage.
If a competitor leaves the trail/course, they must re-enter at the same point and must restore the tape as they found it.

Course Cutting = Disqualification
If a rider is spotted cutting a special stage course by a marshal they will be disqualified.

Saturday 1st February 2014 – Stages open to ride.
Registration
Registration times 11.00am to 4.30pm
You must have sign on and collected your number board by 4.30pm to race.
Times are subject to change depending on rider numbers and weather conditions
9.30am Stages marked out and open to ride to all riders
5.00pm Stage 1 Opens – Close 7.30pm (provisional times)
5.30pm Stage 2 Opens – Close 8.00pm (provisional times)
6.00pm Stage 3 Opens – Close 8.30pm (provisional times)
**The organisers reserve the right to change this schedule if they feel necessary. If this happens riders will be kept fully informed by PA announcements.**

Start Times
will be posted in Registration on Saturday Afternoon.
The race order is fastest first:

  • Pro-Am
  • Senior 18-29
  • Master 30-39
  • Veteran 40-49
  • Super Veteran 50+
  • Open 13 to 17
  • Hardtail 13+
  • Women

Timing

The race is timed the same way as our downhill races using the lastest Tag Heuer Professional timing equipment, each stage will be timed down to 1/1000 second.
We can give you live results pretty much anywhere, we have timed races from inside multi story car parks to races on the side of a mountains for the 4x Pro Tour and in forests all over the country. This mean’s a serious investment in extra new equipment but we want to give you the rider the best experience possible.

Categories
Hardtail 12+
17 & Under
18-29
30-39
40-49
50+
Pro-Am

The race is limited and race entry will close when the race is full. Please enter now to get your place or miss out on racing the Mini Enduro.

The race is limited and race entry will close when the race is full. Please enter now to get your place or miss out on racing the Mini Enduro.

About the author: chris_roberts

Head Honcho of Nakedracing, International Race Organiser and i ride a bike.

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