Preview: Back on Track Bash MTB series returns to Storridge

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Event: 8 April 2012
Location: Storridge, Malvern

Located in the shadow of the Malvern Hills, racing returns to Oaken Coppice, Storridge this coming weekend for the opening round of the Back on Track Bash series.

This beautiful wooded venue provides an abundance of course options, offering a fine blend of singletrack, technical features, climbs and descents. Developed by experienced riders, the trails used deliver a course that is both challenging to the regular racer but still fun and rideable for all. The compact nature of the venue also offers great opportunities for spectators and supporters to watch the racing around the course.

In addition to the substantial prize list, the Easter bunnies will be in attendance handing out Creme Eggs for all those under 16’s as they cross the finish line.

Also, not wanting the Senior ranks to feel left out, and thanks to the generosity of Pat Adams and the team at Pro Velo Support, all entrants over the age of 18 will be entered into a draw to win a team entry (team of 4 or mixed team of 5) for Sleepless in the Saddle on 4th & 5th August. If you enter any of the other 3 rounds then your name will be entered again, i.e. enter one round your name goes in the prize draw once, 2 rounds – name goes in the draw twice etc. The more rounds you enter the greater the odds of winning. The draw for this prize will be made at Round 3 of the series on 3rd June.

Headline sponsors Back On Track will be in attendance, with a wide range of essential mountain bike kit, demo bikes from Orange, Giant and Pivot, plus some ‘Race Day Only’ extra special offers. Timing and results will be provided courtesy of Taptiming.

There is racing for all categories and there is entry on the day available.


MALVERNCyclesport: Storridge Stonker 11 from Rob Spragg on Vimeo.

Phil Morris raced at the venue last year and in his words: “The event was super, with a really friendly atmosphere and an enjoyable fast technical course”. Read his full blog from the day here.

Race Day Schedule

9.00 am Sign-on open

9.30 am Course open for practice

10.30 am Race 1 - Juvenile, Youth, Junior, All Women Cats, Fun

12.30 pm Race 2 a - U 10's

12.45 pm Race 2 b - U 12's

1.00 pm Course open for practice

2.00 pm Race 3 - Sport, Masters, Vet, G Vet/ S G Vet, Expert/ Elite

Venue Information

The venue at Storridge is on private land and riding at the venue is prohibited outside the day of the event.

The post code for the venue is WR13 5EX. There will be signage from the turning off the A4103. Take care on the road up to the venue as it is narrow in places.

The weather has been kind (so far) so the intention is to use the top field for car parking. The entrance will be signed and there will be marshals. If the weather turns wet we have a “Plan B” car park option, and we have the tractor on standby for tow-outs if needed!