- Registration is go!
- New details this year include DH race signup as online only
- 200 riders limit for the entire event, so grab your spot. we're about 20% registered, 10% paid already!
- Remember your waivers, helmets, gloves, and camping gear!
- Sponsors incoming!
- Over the next couple of weeks we'll get more info on our sponsors; in the mean time, follow facebook links, or the logos on the side of the blog --->>>
- Also watch out for pictures of prizes, and for the new teeshirts for this year: mockup here (last years sponsors shown, this year a few TBC)
- Tees available from registration page, we sold out last year, so preorder is best!
- Register and pay up online before the 30th September to get your name on the back.
- News about camping
- there's now a Camping waiver, but that doesn't mean we're not having fun - announcements next week covering TWO bands we're hoping to get play at the campsite.
- Please, please save the Lambourne end address, takeaway numbers and the address of the local Tesco in your phone before you leave! No-one does, and then panics when they're hungry and have no data!
- Lambourne end is here, and you're all capable of using google maps. Most phones have an "offline maps" fucntion as well that you can utilise.
- it's up top in a tab, but the short version reads:
- Sliding - Saturday PM
- Dancing/flat - Sunday AM
- Racing - Sunday Lunch
- Dual hybrid - Sat PM & Sun AM
- GS - Sun AM
- Freeride - all the damn time :D
- Racing is flexible because it depends on GS using the hill. it's normally started by 1, finished by 3-4.
- DH racing
- there are 3 rounds, so you get to race 3 times. This gives you a seeding number, the lowest totals (eg 1st/2nd/1st in your races = 1+2+1 =4) are selected and semis/finals run as apporpriate.
- Sometimes you'll race as 5's, sometimes as 4's, occasionally as 6 down at a time. This is done because the hill is relatively safe and it makes for tighter, quicker racing. racing 4 down instead of 5 increases the overall wait between heats by 25%.
- Racing at Hog Hill is meant to be fun, inclusive, and non-threatening to those coming into the sport. Riders are requested to be good sportspeople, and ambassadors for the sport.
- Our races are no longer BDSL-affiliated. It was felt that the hill was not of a calibre suiting the league and that it encouraged a much stronger competitive atmosphere than the organisers were looking for.
- We recommend going and trying a BDSL race once you're confident at Hog Hill, it's the next step up to going downhill faster!
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Sponsor spotlights incoming!
Now we're at the one-month-to-go stage, everything starts kicking off!
Posted by Timmy at 08:26