BikeRadar Live: Mountain Biking UK Eliminator dual slalom
By BikeRadar | Thursday, January 1, 2009 12.00am
Watch some of the best riders on the planet compete in the dual slalom race at this year’s BikeRadar Live Sven Martin
Watch some of the best riders on the planet compete in the dual slalom race at this year’s BikeRadar Live. Starting early on Saturday 30 May, pro riders will race head to head for the chance to win big money and the kudos of being crowned BikeRadar Live’s dual slalom champion.
Expect an eclectic mix of 4X pros alongside the best downhillers in the world. And if you fancy having a go at the MBUK Eliminator yourself, you can book now for the open event on Sunday.
The pro dual slalom on Saturday 30 May is by invitation only. The course has been designed by 4X stars Will Longden and Dave Wardell and will test even the most experienced riders.
Qualifying for the knockout rounds will be done against the clock. Then it’s head-to-head for the fastest 62 riders until the last 32 remain to ride in the floodlit final on Saturday night
Prizes for first, second and third are a share of a £5,000 cash prize. The winner will be crowned as the MBUK dual slalom pro champion and will receive a huge trophy.
The open dual slalom on Sunday 31 May is open to anyone over 16 who thinks they have the skills to compete. The course has been designed by 4X star Will Longden and will test even the most experienced riders.
Competitors will have a chance to walk the course at 8am on Sunday before practice. Qualifying for the knockout rounds will be done against the clock. Then it’s head-to-head for the fastest 62 riders until the last 32 remain to ride in the floodlit final on Saturday night.
The winner will be crowned MBUK dual slalom open champion, will be featured in the magazine and win a free pass into the pro dual slalom at the 2010 show. The second and third placed riders will win trophies.
How to take part
- Sign-on from 5pm–9pm on Friday 29 May, 9am-6pm on Saturday 30 May and 6am-7.45am on Sunday 31 May at the registration tent.
- Practice sessions from 8am on Sunday 31 May.
- Timed qualifying from 9.30am.
- Finals for last 32 competitors 1pm.
- The following protective gear is compulsory for all competitors: Full-face helmet which meets European safety standards; gloves; knee, shin and elbow padding.
- The following protective gear is recommended for all competitors: Back, knee, elbow and shoulder protection with a hard surface; thigh padding; shin padding; long trousers; long-sleeved jersey.
- Please note, if you wish to enter a second challenge or race at the show, it does not entitle you to another weekend pass.
- Tickets are non-transferable.
- Photo ID, a passport or driving licence PLUS a household bill will need to be produced at briefing/sign-on, and you will have to sign an indemnity.
- Racers must be 16 or over. Under-18s will need a parent or guardian to sign the indemnity.
- No animals (guide/access-for-all dogs are allowed with paying human owner).
- No open barbecues, no petrol generators, no open fires, no motorised vehicles to be driven on-site, no glass and no bottles.
- A helmet must be worn at all times when riding.
- Riding curfews and non-riding areas must be adhered to.
- A rideworthy biking policy will be in force throughout the event.
- The organisers have final say on suitability of riders and their bikes throughout the event. No drink riding will be permitted. Lights must be in full working order for riding during low-light hours.
- On-site speed restrictions will apply to all riders.
- Unauthorised trading, flyering, bannering, photography for commercial gain or any other activity deemed inappropriate by the event organisers will not be permitted and may result in you being asked to leave the venue.
- No refunds will be available. All features are subject to change or cancellation with no refund given.
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