GRAVITY EVENTS UK: Borderline DH Series Round 5 & Welsh DH Championships

MTB DH , MERTHYR TYDFIL – Saturday, 08 Sep 2018

Event Summary

Event Overview

This is Round 5 of the series , 

Round1          17/18 March        Hamsterley Forest, 

Round 2         28/29 April          Moelfre Hall

Round 3         9/10 June            Llangollen

Round 4         18/19 August      Caersws

Round 5         8/9 September    Rheola inc. Welsh Championships

4 out of 5 rounds to count, points awarded throught the series.

This is a Regional A race event, as well as a Welsh Championship event. It's an open event for ALL riders, however in order to be eligible for a Welsh Championship jersey, riders must enter before the closing date AND must also meet one or more of the following criteria:


  • Have been born in Wales or have a parental principal place of domicile in Wales.
  • Be the son or daughter of a person born in Wales or whose parents' principal place of domicile was in Wales.
  • Have resided in Wales for 5 years consecutively prior to the date of the Championship.


We use national level tracks that are uplifted via our dedicated uplift trailers and are included in your entry fee. Our events are governed by British Cycling regulations, these are available online or you may look through our website at our guide to racing downhill.

The track will be closed from Friday morning. It will be available for a riders track walk after 4.00PM, 

Saturday:  Sign on opens at 8.15am till 1pm. Uplift opens at 9.45amThe track should go live for practise at 10.00am approx.  Practise will be all day with the last 2 hours full runs only.  Last uplift 4.10pm Track closes approx. 4.30PM 

Sunday: Sign on opens at 8.15am closes at 10.00am  Uplift opens at 9.30am The track should be live at approx. 9.50am Full runs from 10.30 till 11.30, Practise finishes at 11.30, approx. 20/25 mins for lunch

First race runs from 11.50am   Second race runs from 1.50pm Podiums 30 min after final race run at the finish arena.

Sign on, is at the top car park in the wooden hut next to the Café’ to Collect your number board

Race fee’s ; these remain the same as last year at £69 plus BC booking fee, this is the online booking fee and shuts on Thursday at 8PM of the week of racing. You may pay on the day for your weekend racing at £80 or Sunday  only is £45. You can also uplift with us on Saturday only for £40 ,

 

Timing, We are using transponder type timing, please make sure you collect you chip from the timing centre at the finish line on your first practise run on Sunday morning. And return them after your second race run.

Camping/ parking, There is limited space at the top carpark, please be considerate and allow others to park alongside. There is also a Camping field near the lower carpark, this will be signposted. Please note , no overnight camping is permitted in the lower carpark.  This is Forestry Commisions rules and we need to stick to this if we are to be able to hold future races at Hamsterley.

Please be careful if your using BBq’s , there is to be no fire directly on the ground although a firepit is acceptable, please have a means to be able to extinguish any fire and make sure it is  extinguished at the end of the evening.

Toilets. There is a toilet provide at the top carpark and a single unit will be placed near the uplift.

Skip.  We will provide a miniskip in the top carpark. Please keep you camping area clean and dispose of rubbish in the skip. If you’re in the lower campsite please bring your bags up. The mess left last year did not best please Paul and Sue.

Noise and etiquete.  No generators or music after 10pm . We do have families with young children please be considerate.

Catering, this is in the top carpark ,

Medics, their base will be situated in the top carpark, should you require attention please make your way to them or if unable , contact a member of the team or a Marshall who will radio for help.

Security, Please be vigilant when leaving your belongings or your race bike around , the Event is held in a pubic Forest 

Further  event info will be emailed to you a week before the event or you can check to Event page on our Facebook page as this will have regular updates.

Please like/share the Facebook page with other riders .

Force Majeure, Whilst every effort is made to bring you a quality event  if directly or indirectly we are unable to fulfil our obligations in any way by either an act of God, strike , breakdown, trade dispute, strike, any Governmental or Political act, act of war or terrorism, acts of omissions a third party or for any other reason  whatsoever beyond Gravity Events Up control then we shall not be held responsible or liable in anyway for any compensation, refund, re-imbursement or costs, transport or hotel  in any matter .

It is your responsibility to ensure that the Event is still proceeding before travelling .

Should an event be cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund or provide a transfer of place to another event.

We will however provide any updates on our Facebook page . 

Event Details

Event URN:

420465

Start Date:

Sat, 8th Sep 2018

Finish date:

Sun, 9th Sep 2018

Event Type:

MTB DH (Competitive)

Venue:

Rheola Forest, Merthyr Tydfil, SA11 4DU

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Series:

Gravity Events UK Series

Entry close date

Thu, 6th Sep 2018

Event Organiser:

Malcolm Dunn
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admin@gravity-events.uk

Results

Confirmed Results

Elite Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Elite Men - Results
1.  Shaun Richards Finished Elite 00:02:56:820 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Elite | Time: 00:02:56:820
2.  Taylor Vernon UNNO Factory Racing Finished Elite 00:03:00:590 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Elite | Time: 00:03:00:590
3.  Daniel Tay Finished Elite 00:03:03:170 90

3. Daniel Tay -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Elite | Time: 00:03:03:170

Expert Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Expert Men - Results
1.  Will Soffe Finished Expert 00:03:11:950 120

1. Will Soffe -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:11:950
2.  James Anderson Finished Expert 00:03:16:070 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:16:070
3.  Ciaran King Gawton Gravity Hub Finished Expert 00:03:16:680 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:16:680
4.  Chris Bland Finished Expert 00:03:20:200 80

4. Chris Bland -

Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:20:200
5.  Sam Faux Finished Expert 00:03:25:800 72

5. Sam Faux -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:25:800
6.  James Corbett Finished Expert 00:03:42:610 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:42:610

Grand Vet Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Grand Vet Men - Results
1.  John Cobb Finished Veteran 00:03:39:870 0

1. John Cobb -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:39:870
2.  Paul Le Maitre Finished G/Vet 00:04:12:810 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: G/Vet | Time: 00:04:12:810
3.  Steven Felstead Finished G/Vet 00:04:26:670 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: G/Vet | Time: 00:04:26:670
4.  chris jones Finished 00:04:49:970 0

4. chris jones -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:49:970
5.  John Jones Finished G/Vet 00:05:36:060 72

5. John Jones -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: G/Vet | Time: 00:05:36:060

Junior Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Junior Men - Results
1.  Rhys Barter Finished Junior 00:03:16:510 120

1. Rhys Barter -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:16:510
2.  Joseph Derrick Finished Junior 00:03:22:890 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:22:890
3.  Jake Gaskell Team Skene/Don Skene Cycles Finished Junior 00:03:28:940 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:28:940
4.  Huey Walker Finished 00:03:37:070 0

4. Huey Walker -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:37:070
5.  Oscar Home Finished Junior 00:03:40:520 72

5. Oscar Home -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:40:520
6.  Elliot Thombs Finished Junior 00:03:41:150 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:41:150
7.  Ethan Pickett Finished Junior 00:03:50:300 56
Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:50:300
8.  Alex Powell Dambusters Finished Junior 00:04:55:060 52
Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:04:55:060

Juvenile Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Juvenile Men - Results
1.  Dom Platt Finished Juvenile 00:03:28:630 120

1. Dom Platt -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:28:630
2.  Jordan Williams Okeford Hill Finished Juvenile 00:03:31:810 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:31:810
3.  Joshua Davies Team Skene/Don Skene Cycles Finished Juvenile 00:03:40:670 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:40:670
4.  Harvey Mosley Finished Juvenile 00:03:50:630 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:50:630
5.  Lucas Craik Gosport BMX Club Finished Juvenile 00:03:51:370 72
Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:51:370
6.  Owen Rick Finished Juvenile 00:03:56:890 64

6. Owen Rick -

Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:56:890
7.  Jordi Hart Indy Racing Finished Juvenile 00:04:07:930 56
Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:07:930
8.  Archie Casson Finished Juvenile 00:04:10:370 52
Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:10:370
9.  Joe Willoughby Finished Juvenile 00:04:18:720 48
Points: 48 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:18:720
10.  Daniel Cartwright Caersws DH BikePark Finished Juvenile 00:04:30:560 44
Points: 44 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:30:560
11.  Owen Routledge Finished 00:05:40:610 0

11. Owen Routledge -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:40:610

Master Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Master Men - Results
1.  Nick Platt Finished Master 00:03:15:650 120

1. Nick Platt -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:15:650
2.  Ajay Jones Finished Master 00:03:38:720 100

2. Ajay Jones -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:38:720
3.  Ben Horne Finished Master 00:03:43:860 90

3. Ben Horne -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:43:860
4.  dominic jones Finished 00:03:46:580 0

4. dominic jones -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:46:580
5.  steven holroyd Finished 00:03:55:210 0

5. steven holroyd -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:55:210
6.  Jonathan Wood Finished N/A 00:03:57:090 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: N/A | Time: 00:03:57:090
7.  Marti Pearce Finished Master 00:03:59:880 56

7. Marti Pearce -

Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:59:880
8.  Matt Kebbell Finished Master 00:04:08:430 52

8. Matt Kebbell -

Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:04:08:430
9.  Sam Turnley Finished 00:04:15:920 0

9. Sam Turnley -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:15:920
10.  Joseph Boswell Finished Master 00:04:17:330 44
Points: 44 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:04:17:330
11.  James Greaves Finished Master 00:04:23:260 40

11. James Greaves -

Points: 40 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:04:23:260
12.  Justin Mahoney Finished 00:04:23:720 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:23:720

Senior Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Senior Men - Results
1.  Leigh Johnson Finished Senior 00:03:02:170 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:02:170
2.  Damon Jones Wrekin Riders Finished Senior 00:03:18:990 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:18:990
3.  Ant Hale Finished 00:03:29:570 0

3. Ant Hale -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:29:570
4.  William Organ Finished Senior 00:03:30:530 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:30:530
5.  Ryan Dunn Caersws DH BikePark Finished Senior 00:03:32:390 72
Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:32:390
6.  Peter Robinson Finished Senior 00:03:33:290 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:33:290
7.  Jack Jenkins Finished Senior 00:03:35:080 56

7. Jack Jenkins -

Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:35:080
8.  Dave Wood Finished Senior 00:03:37:810 0

8. Dave Wood -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:37:810
9.  Rory Hemmings Finished N/A 00:03:40:570 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: N/A | Time: 00:03:40:570
10.  Liam Brown Finished 00:04:01:690 0

10. Liam Brown -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:01:690
11.  Ashley Evans Finished 00:04:02:160 0

11. Ashley Evans -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:02:160
12.  Thomas Evans Finished Senior 00:04:03:620 38

12. Thomas Evans -

Points: 38 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:04:03:620
13.  Josh Dowley Finished 00:04:18:020 0

13. Josh Dowley -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:18:020
14.  George Roberts Finished Senior 00:04:21:670 34
Points: 34 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:04:21:670
15.  Andrew Mullen Finished 00:04:37:950 0

15. Andrew Mullen -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:37:950
16.  Matt Lynn Finished Senior 00:05:05:890 30

16. Matt Lynn -

Points: 30 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:05:05:890

Veteran Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Veteran Men - Results
1.  Mark Weightman Leisure Lakes Bikes.com Finished Veteran 00:03:30:720 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:30:720
2.  Steve Jones Finished Veteran 00:03:31:820 100

2. Steve Jones -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:31:820
3.  Andy Marsh Finished Veteran 00:03:52:270 90

3. Andy Marsh -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:52:270
4.  Austin Williams Finished Veteran 00:03:57:190 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:57:190
5.  Kris Lord Finished Veteran 00:04:01:630 72

5. Kris Lord -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:04:01:630
6.  Ross Holding Finished Senior 00:04:02:680 0

6. Ross Holding -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:04:02:680
7.  Billy Hills Descend/Hamsterley Finished 00:04:25:780 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:25:780
8.  Darren Satti Finished 00:05:08:660 0

8. Darren Satti -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:08:660
9.  Marcus Willis Finished 00:05:36:570 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:36:570

Women Senior 18+ { will split if 3 or more per Cat}

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Women Senior 18+ { will split if 3 or more per Cat} - Results
1.  Nicole Harris Finished 00:04:53:380 0

1. Nicole Harris -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:53:380
2.  Jane Davis Finished Veteran 00:05:17:720 100

2. Jane Davis -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:05:17:720
3.  Lucy Morgan Finished 00:05:22:410 0

3. Lucy Morgan -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:22:410

Youth Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Youth Men - Results
1.  Dennis Luffman Finished Youth 00:03:12:970 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:12:970
2.  Dan Slack Finished Youth 00:03:13:340 100

2. Dan Slack -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:13:340
3.  Daniel Cope Finished Youth 00:03:15:530 90

3. Daniel Cope -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:15:530
4.  Harry Barrett Finished Youth 00:03:16:820 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:16:820
5.  Lewis Brown Racer's Guild Of Cannock Chase Finished Youth 00:03:20:400 72
Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:20:400
6.  Ethan Craik Indy Racing Finished Youth 00:03:25:700 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:25:700
7.  William Fuell Birmingham BMX Club Finished Youth 00:03:28:300 56
Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:28:300
8.  Charlie Mosley Finished Youth 00:03:28:600 52
Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:28:600
9.  Alvaro Boswell-Hidalgo Caersws DH BikePark Finished Youth 00:03:33:510 48
Points: 48 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:33:510
10.  Brad Hill Finished Youth 00:03:48:940 44

10. Brad Hill -

Points: 44 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:48:940
11.  Josh Whittle Finished Youth 00:03:49:380 40

11. Josh Whittle -

Points: 40 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:49:380
12.  Tomas Carter HalfwayupMTB Finished Youth 00:03:49:820 38
Points: 38 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:49:820
13.  Connor Barbour Finished 00:03:51:620 0

13. Connor Barbour -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:51:620
14.  Jack Honeychurch Finished Youth 00:03:52:720 34
Points: 34 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:52:720
15.  Jordan Slade Finished 00:03:57:370 0

15. Jordan Slade -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:57:370
16.  Jac Jones Finished 00:04:51:860 0

16. Jac Jones -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:51:860
17.  Owen Jones Finished Youth 00:04:53:720 28

17. Owen Jones -

Points: 28 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:04:53:720
18.  Harrison Picken Finished 00:05:39:240 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:39:240
19.  Mattie Waring Finished 00:09:29:460 0

19. Mattie Waring -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:09:29:460

About the Event

Info for Riders

All riders please note that a Full face helmet and bar plugs are mandatory and will be checked prior to you being allowed on track. We highly recommend that Knee/elbowpads/gloves  along with suitable clothing are worn.

We strongly recommend that Juvenile and Junior riders wear a full back/spine protector. A Neck brace may also be advisable .

 

Concussion/Head Trauma

We are now implementing that anyrider that has had a head concussion report to the medic immediately and if any rider is seen by a Marshall or a fellow rider , that rider’s number is made aware to the Chief Marshall/Comms  so that he may be directed to the medic. Only once the Medic has deemed you fit to ride will you be allowed back on track.

 

We aim to have a Race mechanic with us again for the whole weekend, his labour service will be free of charge with any spare parts chargeable, this is available whilst the Event is live. If any repairs are taken in overnight hen he may also charge you for his services.

BIKEWASH,Where possiable we will have a sponsored bikewash , this will be a great opportunity to test out their bikewash products , we will have more news on this soon!

Pro-Pits, we aim to have more collaboration between our series sponsors and the racers, a part of this will be to have these guys close to the finish arena/ Event village. Please browse round as were working hard to bring you guys some great products and race day bargains.

 

More info will be posted on our event page as it comes in , we will also send you a email  a week before the event.

 

Many thanks for your support

THE GRAVITY TEAM 

The Races

Elite Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Elite
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Elite
Expert Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Expert
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Expert
Grand Vet Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A G/Vet
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | G/Vet
Junior Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Junior
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Junior
Juvenile Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Juvenile
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Juvenile
Master Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Master
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Master
Senior Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Senior
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Senior
SUNDAY ONLY, will be placed in to relevant category on the day Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Elite, Expert, ...
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
Veteran Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Veteran
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Veteran
Women Senior 18+ { will split if 3 or more per Cat} Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Elite, Expert, ...
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
Women, Youth 12-18yrs Grouped {will split if 3 or more per cat} Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Junior, Juvenil...
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
Youth Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Youth
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Youth

Event Summary

Event Overview

This is Round 5 of the series , 

Round1          17/18 March        Hamsterley Forest, 

Round 2         28/29 April          Moelfre Hall

Round 3         9/10 June            Llangollen

Round 4         18/19 August      Caersws

Round 5         8/9 September    Rheola inc. Welsh Championships

4 out of 5 rounds to count, points awarded throught the series.

This is a Regional A race event, as well as a Welsh Championship event. It's an open event for ALL riders, however in order to be eligible for a Welsh Championship jersey, riders must enter before the closing date AND must also meet one or more of the following criteria:


  • Have been born in Wales or have a parental principal place of domicile in Wales.
  • Be the son or daughter of a person born in Wales or whose parents' principal place of domicile was in Wales.
  • Have resided in Wales for 5 years consecutively prior to the date of the Championship.


We use national level tracks that are uplifted via our dedicated uplift trailers and are included in your entry fee. Our events are governed by British Cycling regulations, these are available online or you may look through our website at our guide to racing downhill.

The track will be closed from Friday morning. It will be available for a riders track walk after 4.00PM, 

Saturday:  Sign on opens at 8.15am till 1pm. Uplift opens at 9.45amThe track should go live for practise at 10.00am approx.  Practise will be all day with the last 2 hours full runs only.  Last uplift 4.10pm Track closes approx. 4.30PM 

Sunday: Sign on opens at 8.15am closes at 10.00am  Uplift opens at 9.30am The track should be live at approx. 9.50am Full runs from 10.30 till 11.30, Practise finishes at 11.30, approx. 20/25 mins for lunch

First race runs from 11.50am   Second race runs from 1.50pm Podiums 30 min after final race run at the finish arena.

Sign on, is at the top car park in the wooden hut next to the Café’ to Collect your number board

Race fee’s ; these remain the same as last year at £69 plus BC booking fee, this is the online booking fee and shuts on Thursday at 8PM of the week of racing. You may pay on the day for your weekend racing at £80 or Sunday  only is £45. You can also uplift with us on Saturday only for £40 ,

 

Timing, We are using transponder type timing, please make sure you collect you chip from the timing centre at the finish line on your first practise run on Sunday morning. And return them after your second race run.

Camping/ parking, There is limited space at the top carpark, please be considerate and allow others to park alongside. There is also a Camping field near the lower carpark, this will be signposted. Please note , no overnight camping is permitted in the lower carpark.  This is Forestry Commisions rules and we need to stick to this if we are to be able to hold future races at Hamsterley.

Please be careful if your using BBq’s , there is to be no fire directly on the ground although a firepit is acceptable, please have a means to be able to extinguish any fire and make sure it is  extinguished at the end of the evening.

Toilets. There is a toilet provide at the top carpark and a single unit will be placed near the uplift.

Skip.  We will provide a miniskip in the top carpark. Please keep you camping area clean and dispose of rubbish in the skip. If you’re in the lower campsite please bring your bags up. The mess left last year did not best please Paul and Sue.

Noise and etiquete.  No generators or music after 10pm . We do have families with young children please be considerate.

Catering, this is in the top carpark ,

Medics, their base will be situated in the top carpark, should you require attention please make your way to them or if unable , contact a member of the team or a Marshall who will radio for help.

Security, Please be vigilant when leaving your belongings or your race bike around , the Event is held in a pubic Forest 

Further  event info will be emailed to you a week before the event or you can check to Event page on our Facebook page as this will have regular updates.

Please like/share the Facebook page with other riders .

Force Majeure, Whilst every effort is made to bring you a quality event  if directly or indirectly we are unable to fulfil our obligations in any way by either an act of God, strike , breakdown, trade dispute, strike, any Governmental or Political act, act of war or terrorism, acts of omissions a third party or for any other reason  whatsoever beyond Gravity Events Up control then we shall not be held responsible or liable in anyway for any compensation, refund, re-imbursement or costs, transport or hotel  in any matter .

It is your responsibility to ensure that the Event is still proceeding before travelling .

Should an event be cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund or provide a transfer of place to another event.

We will however provide any updates on our Facebook page . 

Event Details

Event URN:

420465

Start Date:

Sat, 8th Sep 2018

Finish date:

Sun, 9th Sep 2018

Event Type:

MTB DH (Competitive)

Venue:

Rheola Forest, Merthyr Tydfil, SA11 4DU

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Series:

Gravity Events UK Series

Entry close date

Thu, 6th Sep 2018

Event Organiser:

Malcolm Dunn
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admin@gravity-events.uk

Results

Confirmed Results

Elite Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Elite Men - Results
1.  Shaun Richards Finished Elite 00:02:56:820 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Elite | Time: 00:02:56:820
2.  Taylor Vernon UNNO Factory Racing Finished Elite 00:03:00:590 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Elite | Time: 00:03:00:590
3.  Daniel Tay Finished Elite 00:03:03:170 90

3. Daniel Tay -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Elite | Time: 00:03:03:170

Expert Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Expert Men - Results
1.  Will Soffe Finished Expert 00:03:11:950 120

1. Will Soffe -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:11:950
2.  James Anderson Finished Expert 00:03:16:070 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:16:070
3.  Ciaran King Gawton Gravity Hub Finished Expert 00:03:16:680 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:16:680
4.  Chris Bland Finished Expert 00:03:20:200 80

4. Chris Bland -

Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:20:200
5.  Sam Faux Finished Expert 00:03:25:800 72

5. Sam Faux -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:25:800
6.  James Corbett Finished Expert 00:03:42:610 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Expert | Time: 00:03:42:610

Grand Vet Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Grand Vet Men - Results
1.  John Cobb Finished Veteran 00:03:39:870 0

1. John Cobb -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:39:870
2.  Paul Le Maitre Finished G/Vet 00:04:12:810 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: G/Vet | Time: 00:04:12:810
3.  Steven Felstead Finished G/Vet 00:04:26:670 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: G/Vet | Time: 00:04:26:670
4.  chris jones Finished 00:04:49:970 0

4. chris jones -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:49:970
5.  John Jones Finished G/Vet 00:05:36:060 72

5. John Jones -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: G/Vet | Time: 00:05:36:060

Junior Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Junior Men - Results
1.  Rhys Barter Finished Junior 00:03:16:510 120

1. Rhys Barter -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:16:510
2.  Joseph Derrick Finished Junior 00:03:22:890 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:22:890
3.  Jake Gaskell Team Skene/Don Skene Cycles Finished Junior 00:03:28:940 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:28:940
4.  Huey Walker Finished 00:03:37:070 0

4. Huey Walker -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:37:070
5.  Oscar Home Finished Junior 00:03:40:520 72

5. Oscar Home -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:40:520
6.  Elliot Thombs Finished Junior 00:03:41:150 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:41:150
7.  Ethan Pickett Finished Junior 00:03:50:300 56
Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:03:50:300
8.  Alex Powell Dambusters Finished Junior 00:04:55:060 52
Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Junior | Time: 00:04:55:060

Juvenile Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Juvenile Men - Results
1.  Dom Platt Finished Juvenile 00:03:28:630 120

1. Dom Platt -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:28:630
2.  Jordan Williams Okeford Hill Finished Juvenile 00:03:31:810 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:31:810
3.  Joshua Davies Team Skene/Don Skene Cycles Finished Juvenile 00:03:40:670 90
Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:40:670
4.  Harvey Mosley Finished Juvenile 00:03:50:630 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:50:630
5.  Lucas Craik Gosport BMX Club Finished Juvenile 00:03:51:370 72
Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:51:370
6.  Owen Rick Finished Juvenile 00:03:56:890 64

6. Owen Rick -

Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:03:56:890
7.  Jordi Hart Indy Racing Finished Juvenile 00:04:07:930 56
Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:07:930
8.  Archie Casson Finished Juvenile 00:04:10:370 52
Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:10:370
9.  Joe Willoughby Finished Juvenile 00:04:18:720 48
Points: 48 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:18:720
10.  Daniel Cartwright Caersws DH BikePark Finished Juvenile 00:04:30:560 44
Points: 44 | Status: Finished | Category: Juvenile | Time: 00:04:30:560
11.  Owen Routledge Finished 00:05:40:610 0

11. Owen Routledge -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:40:610

Master Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Master Men - Results
1.  Nick Platt Finished Master 00:03:15:650 120

1. Nick Platt -

Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:15:650
2.  Ajay Jones Finished Master 00:03:38:720 100

2. Ajay Jones -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:38:720
3.  Ben Horne Finished Master 00:03:43:860 90

3. Ben Horne -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:43:860
4.  dominic jones Finished 00:03:46:580 0

4. dominic jones -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:46:580
5.  steven holroyd Finished 00:03:55:210 0

5. steven holroyd -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:55:210
6.  Jonathan Wood Finished N/A 00:03:57:090 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: N/A | Time: 00:03:57:090
7.  Marti Pearce Finished Master 00:03:59:880 56

7. Marti Pearce -

Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:03:59:880
8.  Matt Kebbell Finished Master 00:04:08:430 52

8. Matt Kebbell -

Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:04:08:430
9.  Sam Turnley Finished 00:04:15:920 0

9. Sam Turnley -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:15:920
10.  Joseph Boswell Finished Master 00:04:17:330 44
Points: 44 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:04:17:330
11.  James Greaves Finished Master 00:04:23:260 40

11. James Greaves -

Points: 40 | Status: Finished | Category: Master | Time: 00:04:23:260
12.  Justin Mahoney Finished 00:04:23:720 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:23:720

Senior Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Senior Men - Results
1.  Leigh Johnson Finished Senior 00:03:02:170 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:02:170
2.  Damon Jones Wrekin Riders Finished Senior 00:03:18:990 100
Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:18:990
3.  Ant Hale Finished 00:03:29:570 0

3. Ant Hale -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:29:570
4.  William Organ Finished Senior 00:03:30:530 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:30:530
5.  Ryan Dunn Caersws DH BikePark Finished Senior 00:03:32:390 72
Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:32:390
6.  Peter Robinson Finished Senior 00:03:33:290 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:33:290
7.  Jack Jenkins Finished Senior 00:03:35:080 56

7. Jack Jenkins -

Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:35:080
8.  Dave Wood Finished Senior 00:03:37:810 0

8. Dave Wood -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:03:37:810
9.  Rory Hemmings Finished N/A 00:03:40:570 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: N/A | Time: 00:03:40:570
10.  Liam Brown Finished 00:04:01:690 0

10. Liam Brown -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:01:690
11.  Ashley Evans Finished 00:04:02:160 0

11. Ashley Evans -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:02:160
12.  Thomas Evans Finished Senior 00:04:03:620 38

12. Thomas Evans -

Points: 38 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:04:03:620
13.  Josh Dowley Finished 00:04:18:020 0

13. Josh Dowley -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:18:020
14.  George Roberts Finished Senior 00:04:21:670 34
Points: 34 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:04:21:670
15.  Andrew Mullen Finished 00:04:37:950 0

15. Andrew Mullen -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:37:950
16.  Matt Lynn Finished Senior 00:05:05:890 30

16. Matt Lynn -

Points: 30 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:05:05:890

Veteran Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Veteran Men - Results
1.  Mark Weightman Leisure Lakes Bikes.com Finished Veteran 00:03:30:720 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:30:720
2.  Steve Jones Finished Veteran 00:03:31:820 100

2. Steve Jones -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:31:820
3.  Andy Marsh Finished Veteran 00:03:52:270 90

3. Andy Marsh -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:52:270
4.  Austin Williams Finished Veteran 00:03:57:190 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:03:57:190
5.  Kris Lord Finished Veteran 00:04:01:630 72

5. Kris Lord -

Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:04:01:630
6.  Ross Holding Finished Senior 00:04:02:680 0

6. Ross Holding -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Category: Senior | Time: 00:04:02:680
7.  Billy Hills Descend/Hamsterley Finished 00:04:25:780 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:25:780
8.  Darren Satti Finished 00:05:08:660 0

8. Darren Satti -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:08:660
9.  Marcus Willis Finished 00:05:36:570 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:36:570

Women Senior 18+ { will split if 3 or more per Cat}

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Women Senior 18+ { will split if 3 or more per Cat} - Results
1.  Nicole Harris Finished 00:04:53:380 0

1. Nicole Harris -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:53:380
2.  Jane Davis Finished Veteran 00:05:17:720 100

2. Jane Davis -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Veteran | Time: 00:05:17:720
3.  Lucy Morgan Finished 00:05:22:410 0

3. Lucy Morgan -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:22:410

Youth Men

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
Youth Men - Results
1.  Dennis Luffman Finished Youth 00:03:12:970 120
Points: 120 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:12:970
2.  Dan Slack Finished Youth 00:03:13:340 100

2. Dan Slack -

Points: 100 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:13:340
3.  Daniel Cope Finished Youth 00:03:15:530 90

3. Daniel Cope -

Points: 90 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:15:530
4.  Harry Barrett Finished Youth 00:03:16:820 80
Points: 80 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:16:820
5.  Lewis Brown Racer's Guild Of Cannock Chase Finished Youth 00:03:20:400 72
Points: 72 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:20:400
6.  Ethan Craik Indy Racing Finished Youth 00:03:25:700 64
Points: 64 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:25:700
7.  William Fuell Birmingham BMX Club Finished Youth 00:03:28:300 56
Points: 56 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:28:300
8.  Charlie Mosley Finished Youth 00:03:28:600 52
Points: 52 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:28:600
9.  Alvaro Boswell-Hidalgo Caersws DH BikePark Finished Youth 00:03:33:510 48
Points: 48 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:33:510
10.  Brad Hill Finished Youth 00:03:48:940 44

10. Brad Hill -

Points: 44 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:48:940
11.  Josh Whittle Finished Youth 00:03:49:380 40

11. Josh Whittle -

Points: 40 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:49:380
12.  Tomas Carter HalfwayupMTB Finished Youth 00:03:49:820 38
Points: 38 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:49:820
13.  Connor Barbour Finished 00:03:51:620 0

13. Connor Barbour -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:51:620
14.  Jack Honeychurch Finished Youth 00:03:52:720 34
Points: 34 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:03:52:720
15.  Jordan Slade Finished 00:03:57:370 0

15. Jordan Slade -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:03:57:370
16.  Jac Jones Finished 00:04:51:860 0

16. Jac Jones -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:04:51:860
17.  Owen Jones Finished Youth 00:04:53:720 28

17. Owen Jones -

Points: 28 | Status: Finished | Category: Youth | Time: 00:04:53:720
18.  Harrison Picken Finished 00:05:39:240 0
Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:05:39:240
19.  Mattie Waring Finished 00:09:29:460 0

19. Mattie Waring -

Points: 0 | Status: Finished | Time: 00:09:29:460

About the Event

Info for Riders

All riders please note that a Full face helmet and bar plugs are mandatory and will be checked prior to you being allowed on track. We highly recommend that Knee/elbowpads/gloves  along with suitable clothing are worn.

We strongly recommend that Juvenile and Junior riders wear a full back/spine protector. A Neck brace may also be advisable .

 

Concussion/Head Trauma

We are now implementing that anyrider that has had a head concussion report to the medic immediately and if any rider is seen by a Marshall or a fellow rider , that rider’s number is made aware to the Chief Marshall/Comms  so that he may be directed to the medic. Only once the Medic has deemed you fit to ride will you be allowed back on track.

 

We aim to have a Race mechanic with us again for the whole weekend, his labour service will be free of charge with any spare parts chargeable, this is available whilst the Event is live. If any repairs are taken in overnight hen he may also charge you for his services.

BIKEWASH,Where possiable we will have a sponsored bikewash , this will be a great opportunity to test out their bikewash products , we will have more news on this soon!

Pro-Pits, we aim to have more collaboration between our series sponsors and the racers, a part of this will be to have these guys close to the finish arena/ Event village. Please browse round as were working hard to bring you guys some great products and race day bargains.

 

More info will be posted on our event page as it comes in , we will also send you a email  a week before the event.

 

Many thanks for your support

THE GRAVITY TEAM 

The Races

Elite Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Elite
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Elite
Expert Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Expert
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Expert
Grand Vet Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A G/Vet
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | G/Vet
Junior Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Junior
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Junior
Juvenile Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Juvenile
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Juvenile
Master Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Master
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Master
Senior Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Senior
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Senior
SUNDAY ONLY, will be placed in to relevant category on the day Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Elite, Expert, ...
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
Veteran Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Veteran
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Veteran
Women Senior 18+ { will split if 3 or more per Cat} Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Elite, Expert, ...
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
Women, Youth 12-18yrs Grouped {will split if 3 or more per cat} Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Junior, Juvenil...
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
Youth Men Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sat 08/09/18 08:00 MTB Regional A MTB DH Regional A Youth
Sat 08/09/18 – 08:00
MTB Regional A, MTB DH Regional A | Youth

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