A Hard Day’s Night, Deepcut – 15 October
Following the success of the Spring Series and the Southern Exposure night races, Gorrick MBC in association with Exposure Lights and USE has come up with a whole new concept in mountain bike racing – A Hard Day’s Night!
Riders will compete once in the day and once after dark for between 30 and 60 minutes around an exhilarating two mile, spectator-friendly course at Porridge Pot Hill, Deepcut on Saturday 15 October. After the singletrack, climbs and descents both day and night race positions
will be combined to find the overall winner with spot prizes from Exposure Lights and USE in a “be there to win them” killer prize draw.
USE and Exposure will also have a trade stand displaying the latest wares, alongside local shop Mountain Trax who are supplying the latest bikes for test riding, including the Santa Cruz Nomad, Orange 5, Giant Trance, Turner 5 spot, Scott Scale carbon and Genius carbon.
There’ll be plenty of room for spectators too, with the short course circling the arena making for a real spectacle. There are places still available for racing though and Gorrick will be taking entries on the day. -Luke Webber
MTB Trailquest, Stourport – 23 October
There’ll be a Mountain Bike Trailquest from the event centre at
Stourport on 23/10/05 under the auspices of the Trail Cyclists
Association. This is a five hour score event with the option of a two hour ‘taster’ score event running at the same time. This will be the first such event to be organised in Worcestershire. -John Wilkinson
Aston Hill Junior Development Programme
The popular Autumn/Winter DeVo2 courses are back for 2005. Starting on Saturday 15 October and running from 10am through to 3pm through October and November and then to 2pm for the December course.
The courses are aimed at intermediate to advanced riders aged between 12 and 18 looking to improve their MTB Skills over the winter. You can book on to the full series of six courses or mix and match the courses you can make it along to. No two courses will be the same (although we may use the same sections of trail).
This is the fourth year of the Autumn/Winter Junior DeVo and the riders that have made the most of these autumn/winter/spring courses have gone on to achieve some fantastic results in the following race season. Aston Hill’s Junior DeVo Programme is recognised as one of the best rider development programmes in the UK. If you’re looking to polish up your skills and fly into 2006 these are the courses for you.
Booking is restricted to 25 riders per session and bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.
- Saturday 15 October 10am – 3pm
- Saturday 29 October 10am – 3pm
- Saturday 12 November 10am – 3pm
- Saturday 19 November 10am – 3pm
- Saturday 26 November 10am – 3pm
- Saturday 10 December 10am – 2pm
Etnies Backyard Jam – 21-23 October
There is only a little over a week to go till the EBYJ hits Brighton. Expert Street is Sold Out, Pro is getting close, and spectator tickets are going quick. If you dont want to risk getting them on the door, then you had better get your order in fast, the closing dates for ticket orders from us direct are as follows…
Phone orders last date: Friday 14 October / …. Backyard Jam site ticket orders: Sunday 16 October.
You will still be able to order tickets online from Ticketmaster for delivery, and also the Brighton Centre ( 0870 900 9100 ) for collection at the event. Tickets will also be available on the door each day, but once they sell out that is it!
In its 12th year the Etnies Backyard Jam is coming back bigger and better. As the leading core event in the UK the riders list grows year on year and in 2005 it reads like the BMX hall of fame. Riders from teams like Etnies, Federal and Hoffman bikes include Jamie Bestwick (UK, twice X-Games Gold Medalist), Corey Martinez (US), Joe Rich (US), Morgan Wade (US, Street World Champion), Bas Keep (UK) and Sergio Layos (Spain, EBYJ winner 2003) to mention but a few. With such a line up and the relaxed atmosphere the EBYJ is famous for, the riders will push themselves, get technical and stretch boundaries to perform the sickest tricks in the race for the record $40,000 total prize money.
If that was not enough the Etnies Highest Air and the Snickers Best Trick contests on Saturday and Sunday respectively will definitely hype the crowd to frenzy and the excitement through the roof. Friday afternoon will also see a world record attempt as Snickers presents UK’s first Highest Bunny Hop contest.
This year more BMX enthusiasts can experience this world class event as the Brighton Centre offers tiered seating to 3,000 spectators. -Dan Bogard