Devon hillsides will once again be ringing to the whump of long travel forks and whistle of descending Dual riders as the NACC and other related series get under way, starting this weekend. So whip out your diary and sit yourself down with a cup of tea and biscuits to plan your gravity adventures in the land of cider and bright red mud.
If you’re feeling frisky there’s a DH race this Saturday and XC on Sunday (17th / 18th Feb) while the main NACC series gets revised dates and venues from the provisional calendar we posted a while back. All races get full Muddy Fox backing, including prizes as well as carrying National Ranking Points.
NACC Events Calendar 2001
MFDH Rnd 1: Combe Sydenham: Sun 25th March,
MFDH Rnd 2: Ashcombe: Sat 21st April,
MFDH Rnd 3: Raleigh’s Cross: Sun 27th May,
MFDH Rnd 4: Raleigh’s Cross: Mon 28th May,
MFDH Rnd 5: Bratton No3 course Sun 10th June,
MFDH Rnd 6: Combe Sydenham: Sat August 4th,
MFDH Rnd 7: Combe Sydenham: Sunday 5th August,
MFDH Rnd 8:Ashcombe: Sat 22nd Sep,
8th Annual Onabike Cup,
MFDH FINAL: Ashcombe: Sun 23rd Sept,
The S W Championships all get settled by mid – summer;
Duel: Combe Sydenham: Sat 9th June
Downhill: Bratton No1 course Sat 7th July
Cross Country: Bratton Sunday 8th July
And the National Points Series comes devonwards for two rounds in August
Duel Rnd3: Combe Sydenham: Saturday 25th August
DH Rnd 4: Combe Sydenham: Sunday 26th August
As part of Muddy Fox’s continuing sponsorship, the under 14 category is now named the Muddyfox Cubs. The winner of the category will receive a team ride for 2002, with the NACC Muddyfox Cubs team. One other rider will also be chosen for the team, this rider will either be Juvenile or a 1st year youth, not necessarily the fastest rider, but one who puts a lot in to and gets a lot out of the sport.
All Juveniles and 1st year Youth riders who commit to 4 or more races in advance will be invited to a free training and coaching day with the Factory Muddyfox team to help them in their podium and team place mission
If you haven’t got the benefit of outside assistance, you’ll probably be interested in the ‘Privateer Challenge’. The leading unsponsored rider will receive a prize at every race and the leading privateers at the end of the season will receive a Muddyfox frame.
Regulars will also notice new course additions. Raleigh’s Cross is located on the Brendon Hills and has a 500′ drop from top to bottom. The course will be fast and flowing at the top with steeper more technical sections towards the bottom . It will provide a stern test, but will be rideable by all. NB. The venue is private and any unauthorised MTB use will result in the loss of the venue.
The new Scott Beaumont designed duel course at Combe Sydenham will be the venue for the inaugural South West Duel Championships to be held on 9th June. But we need lots of help with the digging!! click here if you want to do your bit.
For more information about any of this and an online entry system, head for the Onabike website which also offers “great special offers” to early entrants for this season.
Finally, any series entrants who were due a T shirt and didn’t pick it up last time, please come and see us at signing on for the next race.
Told you you’d need a cup of tea to get to the end.