Event URN:
285168
Start date:
Sun, 20th Oct 2013
Event Type:
MTB Endurance (Competitive)
Venue:
Kidland Forest
Alwinton, Morpeth, NE65 7PG
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Online Entry FAQs
Event promoted by:
Northerndownhill ( website )
Event website:
http://www.northerndownhill.co.uk
Event organiser:
Mr Carl Davison
53 Priors Grange
High Pittington
Durham
Durham
DH6 1DA
01913721778
davisoncarl@hotmail.com
Cheques payable to:
online entry at www.northerndownhill.co.uk or send cheque payabl
Preview Races:
Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
20 Oct 13 01:00 ND(H)uro Kidland forest Non-Ranking G/Vet, Junior, ...

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This is a one day Enduro style event.  There will be 3 special stages predominently Downhill on natural terrain.  There is no access to the trails on Saturday.  Practise is Sunday am with competition in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

ND(H)uro @ Kidland ForestKidland Forest

Alwinton

Morpeth

Northumberland


The Venue: 
Nearest postcode: Nearest post code is Clennell Hall NE65 7BG

The event will be signposted from this point.
Event co ordinates                                         55°23’22.11”N   2°07’57.02’’W



Diorections

From the South

The nearest big village is Rothbury if you are coming from the south take the A1 north past Newcastle then take the A697 Coldstream road north for about 8 miles. Then left onto the B6344 for about 5 miles then left onto B6341 into Rothbury. Carry on through the village and the next village of Thropton heading west then you go through a farm and it’s a right hand turn on a left bend signed to Alwinton and Harbottle. After driving about 5 long miles  you get to Harbottle drive through the village then over two bridges. After the second bridge and before you get to Alwinton village turn right towards Clennell hall. Carry on along this road you will see Clennell Hall Hotel on the right and the burn on your left. Follow the road over a cattle grid the tarmac now turns to  a red forestry track follow this into a remote looking valley (you will think you are lost at this point but keep cool and follow the track)continue along the track over numerous bridges over the burn for about 2 miles eventually the forest comes into site. Drive into forest stay right (ignoring left up to Kidlandlee then head down deeper into forest. A small grass camping field is situated at the bottom of the hill on the right if you want hard stand for a caravan or moterhome follow the track past the camping over a concrete ford then turn right and follow this track 100m through the gate and around the corner. For general parking instead of turning right over the ford basically find a spot straight on, on the side of the track (ensure we can still get emergency vehicles and forest trucks through).Please don’t park beyond the forest gate or the second ford!

Look out for NDH signs red lettering on white board to guide you in.

 

From the North

Take A697 Coldstream road heading south then take B6341 into Rothbury. Carry on through the village and the next village of Thropton heading west then you go through a farm and it’s a right hand turn on a left bend signed to Alwinton and Harbottle. After driving about 5 long miles  you get to Harbottle drive through the village then over two bridges. After the second bridge and before you get to Alwinton village turn right towards Clennell hall. Carry on along this road you will see Clennell Hall Hotel on the right and the burn on your left. Follow the road over a cattle grid the tarmac now turns to  a red forestry track follow this into a remote looking valley (you will think you are lost at this point but keep cool and follow the track)continue along the track over numerous bridges over the burn for about 2 miles eventually the forest comes into site. Drive into forest stay right (ignoring left up to Kidlandlee then head down deeper into forest. A small grass camping field is situated at the bottom of the hill on the right if you want hard stand for a caravan or motor home follow the track past the camping over a concrete ford then turn right and follow this track 100m through the gate and around the corner. For general parking instead of turning right over the ford basically find a spot straight on, on the side of the track (ensure we can still get emergency vehicles and forest trucks through). Please don’t park beyond the forest gate or the second ford!

Look out for NDH signs red lettering on white board to guide you in.

 

From the West

A69 from Cumbria heading east towards Newcastle take A68 north at Corbridge heading towards Jedburgh then after about 20 miles take a right in to Otterburn village then right again onto A696 heading south towards Newcastle again. Take first left after about a mile onto the B6341 heading to Elsdon and Rothbury. Stay on this road through Elsdon for about 7 miles then look for a left turn towards Harbottle and Alwinton (this turn is easy to miss so keep them peeled) follow this road for about 4 miles until you meet a T junction turn left and head to Harbottle drive through the village then over two bridges. After the second bridge and before you get to Alwinton village turn right towards Clennell hall. Carry on along this road you will see Clennell Hall Hotel on the right and the burn on your left. Follow the road over a cattle grid the tarmac now turns to a red forestry track follow this into a remote looking valley (you will think you are lost at this point but keep cool and follow the track)continue along the track over numerous bridges over the burn for about 2 miles eventually the forest comes into site. Camping is free at this point.  Please DO NOT CAMP past  this point and there will be signs to remind you of this. 

 

On the event days drive into forest stay right  ignoring left up to Kidlandlee then head down deeper into forest. A small grass  area is situated at the bottom of the hill.  This is the parking area (ensure we can still get emergency vehicles and forest trucks through). Please don’t park beyond the forest gate or the second ford!

Look out for NDH signs red lettering on white board to guide you in.


The Event Route: 

The event route will take in 3 timed special stages

Course rating (1-5 with 5 being very technical): Rating 3.5.
Each special stage is natural terrain including roots and rocks.  There are no jumps or drops that can not be rolled
The finish arena is small and identified by the NDH timing trailer or Fox EZ up.
Riders are advised to wear suitable protection, walk the course prior to riding and ride within their own ability level.

Nearest Hospital:  Hexham

Nearest Police Station: Rothbury

Organisation: NDH

Race Director: Carl Davison
Race Web Site: www.northerndownhill.co.uk  


Race Schedule:
Friday N/A

 8am Sign On Opens

8.30 Marshals Meeting

8.45 Uplift opens

9.00 course opens

13.00 course closed

13.30 1st race runs commence

14.30 2nd race runs commence

16.00 podium presentation


Racer numbers will be available at the race NDH timing trailer and is where all riders must sign on and

Riders will be given one number board for the event.

 

Note: 
Juvenile 13-14 years of age.
Youth  15-16 yers of age.
Veteran 40-49 years of age.
Master 30-39 years of age.
Women 13 and over.
Junior 17-18 years of age.
Senior 19-29 years of age.
Expert 19 and over.
Elite - 19 and over.

Juvenile - Riders must be in the year of their 13th or 14th birthday. 
Youth - Riders in the year of their 15th or 16th birthdays. 
Junior - Riders in the year of their 17th or 18th birthdays. 
Senior - Riders in the year of their 19th birthday then the Senior category is the appropriate aged based category. See below for how riders can attain Expert or Elite status.
Master - For riders aged 30 to 39.   
Veteran - For riders aged 40 to 49.
Grand Veteran - For riders aged over 50

Prize Money:The fastest three Elite Male and fastest time of the day

All prize money will be paid after the podium presentations
Elite Men
1st £150
2nd £100
3rd £50

Fastest time of the day £100.00

Race Regulations: The event will run under BC Regulations and Penalties. Please make sure you aware of the rules.

BDS rules incorporate those laid out in the current BC handbook of 2013. 


Uplift: 3 x NDH Minibuses and NDH trailers.

Race Timing: by NDH using Tag Heuer.
Results will be posted in the main arena on completion of each event and online by Monday 12:00 after the event.
The riders will start from a covered area and will cross a laser beam to start the timing. The finish line will use laser beams again to capture the rider crossing the line. A large T.V screen will show the results live at the finish line.

Medical: Excel Medical  will provide full medical cover both on course (In a 4x4 vehicle) and from an identifiable Base Station in the event arena.  A paramedic and assistant will be onsite.. 

Camping: Camping will be available onsite, no drinking water will be provided. Please note no fires.


Catering: Debbie the burger girl will be onsite Catering providing fresh hot and cold food and refreshments from 08.000 to 17.00 each day. 

Toilets:  Toilets will be provided,
Refunds and Transfers: If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions:
29+ days notice: full refund paid back.
15-28 days notice: £20.00 paid back.
14 days or less notice: no refund.

NDH Events reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if circumstances beyond the control of the organiser should arise. This includes cancellation of event due to extreme weather, actscts of God, violence, civil disobedience and war. 
If an NDH event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.
It is your responsibility to ensure the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements.
 
If the event is cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund any entry fee. We are also unable to transfer your entry to another event. 

Please follow NDH on Facebook to ensure you are kept up to date.




British Cycling Commissaires: tbc

Course Marshals: Marshals will be in place on course both Saturday and Sunday throughout training. Each marshal will be easily identifiable by wearing a high visibility vest and will be supplied with a working two way radio, a whistle, red and yellow flag and a supply of refreshments. We aim to ensure all our marshals are aged 16 or over and fit and able.
The marshal briefing will be carried out by Samdra  Angus at in the morning at the NDH timing trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Read these rules!
  • Check yourself in and out of each special stage
  • Stop and help an injured rider, you are considered a travelling marshal

 

GENERAL 

  • You can not practice the course on Saturday. This is a one day event.
  • There is camping provided but no or fires at the race site. 
  • Riders must make their way unassisted to each special stage.  
  • There are trophies for the top 3 riders in each category for each event. 

 

 

CATEGORIES

  • 14 to 18 years old
  • 19 to 29 years old
  • 30 to 39 years old
  • 40 and up
  • Women's Category 
  • Example: a rider entering the 30 - 34 category must a minimum of 29 and a maximum of 33 on the 1st of January 2013. If you are 34 on the 1st January 2013, you may turn 35 during the season and be too old for 30-34 category, so you should race 35 - 39.

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATIONANDLICENSE 

  • On registering, you agree to the rules of the event.
  • Entry closes one week prior to the event and entries will not be taken on the day of the event.
  • In the interest of safety there is a cut off time, you will be advised of this on the day
  • Entries are non refundable less than 2 weeks from the event. If you are unable to competefor medical reasons we will refund you on receipt of a doctors note. It is also not possible to transfer entries to any other events, next year’s event, or a different competitor. There is a €5 admin fee for all refunds.
  • There are 2 levels of entry fee, until the 1/10/2013 the cost of entry is £30, after that the normal cost of entry is €£37.00 the entry closing date of 13/10/2013.

 

BIKES

  • You cannot change your bike for individual special stages, you must use the same bike for an individual event. Different bikes can be used for seperate events.
  • Bikes will be scrutinised at the start of special stage 1
  • In the case of mechanical failure, parts such as wheels,tires, saddles, forks, etc can be changed if needs be but extra time is not provided for this.
  • All bikes must have bar plugs.
  • Bikes must be in perfect working order.
  • Competitors may not modify race number plates.
  • The race director has the right to deny entry to the event they feel a bike is not of a suitable standard.

 

PERSONALEQUIPMENT

  • You must wear a helmet (open xc type OR full face dh type) at all times, including transition sections.  We recommend a Full face helmet
  • Competitors found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified immediately.
  • Gloves, knee and elbow protection are recommended but not compulsory.
  • Each competitor should be completely SELF SUFFICIENT.

 

MandatoryKit 

  • Mobile phone 
  • Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters)
  • Survival bag or foil blanket
  • Energy food and drink
  • Wind/ Waterproof Top (weather permitting )
  • Bike repair kit (tube, pump or CO2 canisters, allen keys, chain tool)
  • It is advised that you use a small rucksack or suitable bag to carry above items. You may also secure items to your bike. You must bring all mandatory equipment with you throughout the race.

 

THECOURSE

  • Details of the course will not be made known before the event.
  • ND(H)uro is not a cross country or downhill competition. It takes place on a circuit marked with a variable number of mostly downhill special stages.
  • There are 3 special stages in each event, with transfer stages in between.
  • Transfer stages 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
  • Riders must check themselves in and out of each special stage Riders must complete the special stages in ascending order, Stage 1 followed by Stage 2 etc. 
  • The special stages are designed to suit a mid travel trail bike, not specific xc or dh bikes. The course will be taped as wide as possible to allow overtaking and line choice.
  • This course is marked with signs, and some sections double taped, other wise riders must follow the trail.
  • If a competitor exits the special stage course, they must re-enter the same point and restore the tape as they found it.
  • If a rider is spotted cutting a special stage course by a marshal they will be disqualified.
  • If three or more riders report another rider cutting a special stage course, an investigation shall be conducted, the penality is disqualification.
  • The route may have narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and is not suitable for beginners.

 

TIMING

  •  
  • Tag Heuer lazer beam timing will be used for accuracy
  • In the interest of safety there is a cut off time, you will be advised of this in at sign on                    
  • There will be minimum 30 second time intervals between riders starting a special stage or more depending on the nature of the track.
  • The timing system is accurate to the1/100th of a second. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the fastest final stage shall be grated the fastest. In the event of a tie on the final stage, the preceeding stage time will be used until there is no tie.
  • If a faster rider is behind you on a special stage, be polite and allow them to pass. If you are the faster rider, be patient, give lots of warming and clear directions as to what side you will pass.
  • If you are obstructed by another rider or stop to help an injured rider you may repeat the stage. You must first check out of the stage, then cycle back up the hill without assistance in this case.  
  • You may NOT repeat the stage if you suffer a mechanical failure on course. 
  • Riders who retire must return to the car park as soon as possible following the instructions of race marshals
  • They must also remove their number plate from the bike or cross it with an X.
  • The ranking of each competitor is the sum of the special stage times, plus any time penalties.

 

EMERGENCIES 

  • It is the duty of each competitor to assist any competitor who appears to be injured or in difficulty and possibly alert the race director.
  • The race director reserves the right to penalize or disqualify competitors that do not meet this standard.
  • Competitors who withdraw from the event must notify the race office as soon as possible.
  • Competitors must adhere to the rules of the event and the rules of the road, particularly during sections on public roads.

Event Location:

Alwinton,
Morpeth,
NE65 7PG

Race: ND(H)uro Kidland forest

Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
20 Oct 13 01:00 Non-Ranking --- G/Vet, Junior, Maste... ---