Riding conditions are drying out fairly well – there is the odd bit of snow and mud but mostly everything is rideable – and we should (fingers crossed) see a big improvement in conditions in the next few weeks as temperatures rise!
NPS route through the forest at the Pines this coming Saturday and Sunday. The course will be marshalled from 1200hrs on Saturday and 0830hrs Sunday The racing on Saturday starts at 3pm – Open and Fun Race – entrys accepted on the day. The racing Sunday starts at at 0930 with the Elite Females – One to watch is Team GB’s Annie Last …
For more info on race start times and entrants go to www.britishcycling.org.uk
The race course will cross / run alongside sections of the marked trails THE TRAILS ARE STILL OPEN The forest is very wet at present and I doubt will dry out much by the weekend so there will be some mucky racers about. FOREST ACCESS GATES SHUT AT 10PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Just to make things clear ALL TRAILS ARE OPEN The race route will cross the red, blue and green trails but these points will be marshalled, you might have to pause at these crossing points whilst racers go through but you shouldn’t be held up for more than a few minutes. The competitors have a separate car park to use Car parking charges still apply … Do take the opportunity to watch the racing and visit the arena area Gates shut at 10pm on Friday and Saturday night The race route will be marked up by Friday afternoon, if you are not competing please do not use it as racers will be training on it. There will be plenty of opportunity to use it after the event as it’ll be well travelled.
National Points Series Round 1 Sherwood Pines Forest 23rd / 24th March 2013. A heads up for all intending to ride the trails round the Pines on the 23rd / 24th March The first round of the National Points Series will be held over 2 days …at Sherwood Pines Forest on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th March 2013.
THE TRAILS WILL REMAIN OPEN But please be aware that in some places the racing will cross the Red, Blue and Green routes, at these crossing points marshals will ensure the safety of the public and racers alike. At times riders will be asked to wait as the racers cross their route. We hope this shouldn’t delay or spoil your ride too much. Events like these enable funding to continue into improving / maintaining the forest.