Martyn Salt, race organiser par excellence has just been in touch to let us know the details for the 2005 Premier Mountain Bike Series.
The Premier Series consists of 3 races in one weekend, National Points Series on Saturday, Short Track on Saturday evening and the Trek 6-4-2 Endurance Series on Sunday.
The National Points caters for all ages and ability of XC racer from Juvenile to Grand Veteran and Novice to Elite, with each course being around 10km long. The 2005 Series offers a diverse choice of venues and terrain from the World Cup venue of Newnham Park through to the fast undulating forest at Thetford.
Short Track consists of eight rider heats over a two lap 250metre course – great to watch and with an open category in 2005 more chance for everyone to take part.
Trek 6-4-2 offers an opportunity for you to choose your challenge and race as a solo, pair or team for six hours or solo for four or two hours over an extended lap around 16km long. Trek 6-4-2 offers a more relaxed alternative to the NPS and together they form a great chance to have a full weekend of quality Mountain Bike racing – The Premier Mountain Bike Series.
New features for this years NPS Series includes the addition of a 5th round, a return to the NPS classic venue of Fforest Farm at Builth Wells (great campsite), an Open category offering cheap racing, E2 World Ranking Points for our Elite riders, free to enter Under 12 racing and the expected return of the infamous Pipeline descent at Round 1.
Newnham Park, Plymouth Round 1
April 16 NPS + Short Track
April 17 Trek 6-4-2 Enduro
Builth Wells Round 2
May 14 NPS + Short Track
May 15 Trek 6-4-2 Enduro
Thetford Round 3
June 11 NPS + Short Track
June 12 Trek 6-4-2 Enduro
Margam Park NPS Round 4
July 16 – NPS only
Cannock Round 5
Aug 27 NPS 5 + Short Track
Aug 28 Trek 6-4-2 Enduro 4
Sponsors confirmed for 2005 include Trek, Bontrager, What Mountain Bike, www.xcracer.com and Nike.
Entry forms and further details will be available from www.inevent.co.uk next week