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Ok the long awaited race day is fast approaching as it is this Sunday the 4th June that the West Drayton MBC promote their Summer XC race at the Black Park Country Park.

Club riders have been doing a number of laps to bed the circuit in and the course is currently riding very quickly with no muddy sections and it is anticipated things will stay this way for race day.
As always we have found a few new sections to keep our regular riders on their toes .

The day racing starts with the youth/Juvenile and beginner races which commence at 9.30, the youths and juvenile will be completing the full course whilst the beginners course misses out some of the more extreme bomb holes, please ensure you follow the correct course which will be marked.

The full course is just under 3 miles, there is a bomb hole at the end of the start straight this will not be included on the 1st lap to prevent any congestion but will be in for the 2nd and each subsequent lap, please ensure you pre view this.

Any juniors wishing to enter can ride the beginner/Fun or Sport event

Car parking

Car parking is in the main country park and Buckinghamshire council charge for this facility, please ensure you purchase a ticket. As you drive into the car park if you drive as far as you can to the opposite end of the car park the route to the start is through the gate next to Go Ape and is approx 400 metres away and will be signposted. Please take care when cycling in this area for other park users.

Toilets

There are toilets opposite Go Ape and also at the main cafeteria which is to the South side of the Lake.

Catering

Catering is available at the kiosk next to Go Ape and also at the main cafeteria. There is also likely to be an ice cream van in close attendance to the race registration

Registration

Registration is on the hard standing next to the green at the location where it is has been for the last 2 Southern XC events, for those new to the area please follow the signs. On arrival please ensure you register and pick your number up, it is recommended that a practice lap is completed prior to your race to familiarise yourself with the course, however please ensure you allow racing riders priority.

Awards

There will be trophies/medals for the 1st 3 in each category regardless of entrant numbers, as well as this there will be additional prizes which will be confirmed on race day. Prizes will be presented at the end of each batch of races.

Race times

9.30 Beginners 2 laps
9.30 Youth 3 laps
9.30 Juvenile 2 laps
10.15 Under 8’s 12 mins racing around a short cct
10:15 Under 10’s 16 mins racing around a short cct
10:15 Under 12’s 20 mins racing around a short cct
10:45 Elite/Expert 7 Laps
10:46 Sports 6 Laps
10:47 Veteran’s 5 Laps
10:48 Grd & Super Vets 4 Laps
10;49 Fun 12+ 3 Laps
10:52 All women classes will start together
Elite/Expert 6 Laps
Sports 5 Laps
Veteran’s 4 Laps
Grd Vets 3 Laps
Fun 3 Laps

Directions

Black Park is a country park in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England to the north of the A412 road between Slough and Iver Heath. It is managed by Buckinghamshire County Council.
Black Park Rd, Slough SL3 6DS

Any questions chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk

Results will be posted up on both the www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk site, www.blackparkraces.co.uk and also on the clubs facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/West-Drayton-Mountain-Bike-Club-27327170637/ as soon as possible after the event .

Chris Denman

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