The GT Bicycles Dual Slalom.

Friday the 26th of August. 

The GT Bicycles Dual Slalom is the purest and most crowd-pleasing form of head to head mountain bike racing where the rivalry is the name of the game. We pit two racers against each other to do battle, with one aim, to beat the other competitor to the finish line!

The two competitors race head-to-head down two similar but separate courses. Following a qualification round, riders race against each other in an elimination format (heats) to determine the winner.

A BMX style start gate will fire the riders down the natural and flowing course that features a number of colour coded red or blue gates for the riders to pass on the open grass cornered course. Expect the fastest times to be sub 30 seconds.

Race entries are £25.00 and are payable in advance online and are limited. Riders must be at least 10 years of age on the day to enter. Note there is only one category (Both Male and Female racing each other). 

Location – On the grass hill behind the main arena. Head between the stage and the catering units.

Before entering, please note:

-There are no refunds or transfers on race entries

– Everyone entering the festival has to purchase a festival ticket to gain entry

– Bring a bike lock and ensure your bike/s when not sat on are locked up at all times

– Bikes should be stored inside your vehicle when not being used (bring an old sheet and remove the wheels if need be). We then highly recommend you bring additional locks and lock the bike up further, even when inside your vehicles. Bring an additional sheet to cover over your bike/s in your vehicle

-You DO NOT need to be a British Cycling Member or hold a race licence to enter

 

-Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport with the distinct possibility of severe injuries, or even worse. No matter where you ride or how well you know the course you should never ride beyond your skill level and always ride in control and in a sensible manner. Riding in control does not just mean being able to stop, it also means having the requisite skills to recognise and avoid potentially dangerous situations on the course. You must also be able to recognise where it is safe to stop on the course. Avoiding accidents with other riders is an essential mountain biking skill. Riders must use the course in a sensible manner compatible with their level of experience. Riders should walk the course, observing current ground conditions, making yourself aware of any obstacles prior to riding the course. We ask riders to accept that they will ride the course at their own risk and accept that no liability can be accepted by the event organisers.

Race entries are limited to:

Junior Women – 16 with the top 8 qualifying.

Junior Men -16 with the top 8 qualifying 

Senior Women – 32 with the top 16 qualifying.

Senior Men – 64 with the top 32 qualifying. 

This will be calculated from your one timed run. 

Categories to enter:

Men:

-Junior men aged between 10 years of age on the day unto being in the year of their 18th birthday

-Senior Men in the year of their 19th birthday or older

Women:

– Junior Women in the year of their 13th to 18th birthday

-Senior Women in the year of their 19th birthday or older

Friday Schedule:

09:00 to 11:00 Race Registration
10:00 to 12:00 Open Practice for all racers
12:00 to 14:00 One Timed Run on either the Red or Blue course (We will determine which one just prior to the start of seeding)
14:00 to 17:00 Finals, One timed run in each lane, then add both times together with the winner progressing to the next round
21:00 Podiums for the top three in each category on the main stage
 

Please Note for Race Registration:

– Please bring valid photographic I.D with you such as a driving licence or passport to sign onto the race

– Race registration, we advise you to beat the rush and sign on ASAP where you will receive your bikes front number board and four cable ties

Race Registration / Sign In:

1. Enter online in advance only. There are no on the day entries

2. Entries are all through the British Cycling website

3. Sign on, even though you have entered in advance you must head on over to race registration and ‘Sign In’

4. Race registration will be located in the bottom left of the main arena in the black gazebos. Head to race registration with I.D, we accept passports, driving licenses or your National Federations Race License (non presentation of I.D will means you are unable to race)

5. Collect your number board, then attach it to the front of your bike prior to the start of practice. If you miss race registration (times/schedule are listed above) you will not be allowed to either practice or race

6. Timing is by light beam, no transponders are required

Rules and Regulations.

Equipment: The Bicycle must be capable of safely and efficiently completing the task and must, as a minimum, be mechanically sound and all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the rider and others. As part of the latter, bar plugs are compulsory.

Helmets: It is compulsory to wear a protective helmet when racing or training on the course and such helmet must comply with the required safety standards defined in the General Regulations. A full-face helmet is compulsory. Please note that a helmet with a detachable mouthpiece is allowed, please ensure that the detachable mouthpiece is correctly attached, following the manufacturers recommendations. The helmet must be properly secured in both training and racing and must be fitted with a visor.

-POV cameras are allowed during practice only and must be attached to your bike

-During practice, each rider must complete at least two full runs of the course
-Any rider that misses their start slot/call-up will be disqualified
-If there is a tie for the win, we we hold a run off with the winner of the run off being awarded the race win

ENTER HERE!

If you have any questions, please contact the Event Director Si Paton [email protected] or call/text 07968 229 359 anytime.