Completing our big summer events line up, we’ve been speaking to Martyn from the Newnham 90 event. Dartmoor is set to re-open on 1st July (if no new cases are reported) and the Forestry Commision land on the course has already partially re-opened. This means it’s looking good for the big event itself. Entries are filling up fast though, so you’re advised to get your form in fast if you haven’t already signed up for thihs single loop epic in some of Britain’s best riding.
Newnham is also the venue for next weekends’ re scheduled NPS round two. The course has been re-routed from previous NPS and World Cup rounds though, with more singletrack descending and broader climbs for those wanting space to flex their muscles. The “infamous” Pipeline is also off the menu, replaced by a steep technical descent dubbed the Dragonfly descent.
To keep you occupied on Saturday night, there’s a bar showing video’s from the 5 World cup rounds that’ve been held there as well as a climbing wall competition.
One team who’ll be looking for podium placings on this new course are Helly Hansen / Giant / Cycling Weekly who have just launched their own website with team and sponsor details as well as results from their latest races.
If Plymouth sounds too far too travel to, Cleveland police have organised a mountain bike race as part of their Ridewell 2001 campaign. Due to the slightly curious “local news” report we’re not sure what it actually means; “The event, on a trail in Preston Park, Stockton, on July 22, will test skill and balance over six stages.
The races will start at 9.30am, and follow a route through a small wooded area of the park.
Riders of all ages will compete in pairs through a series of 15 gates in the downhill dual slalom.
There will be a junior race, expert race, and fun race for adult beginners.”
Prizes are promised from Bikescene who have been responsible for some cracking events in the past.
If you like your events longer and a little more cerebral, we’ve got last minute news of a Trailquest in Sherwood Pines next weekend (3rd June). It’s a short one – 3.5hrs – but the route is 98% off road and totally FMD free. More details from 01433 623667.