Pinkbike Rippers Racing
Riders Ready, lets go racing!! Children aged from 4 to 12 years of age can race in this fun and competitive competition. Note: If your child is aged 10-12 and a very competent racer they can enter the Schwalbe Downhill Race on Saturday. Race categories are split between both boys and girls as well as age on the day. There are three days of racing with Quad Eliminator, Slalom and Downhill. There are only 16 spaces available in each category.
The courses are all entry level on a grassy, very mellow hillside. There are no big features, jumps or drops on the courses.
Please enter your child into the age they are on the day of the race. Race entries are £12.00 per rider, per race plus a £1.52 booking fee.
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Friday 27th of August – Rippers Quad Eliminator. Enter HERE.
Four riders on the BMX style start gate, elbows out and go! This is action-packed head to head racing down into the main arena. Riders will fire out of the four-man start gate at the same time, battling elbows high into the first corner. The course will be fast and flowing with plenty of passing places for the skilled and the brave. The top two racers from each round will go through to the next heat, a simple elimination format as we head to the super finals!
08:00 to 12:00 – Race Registration (You can also come to race registration on Thursday evening).
14:00 to 16:00 – Racing.
16:05 – Podiums on the main stage for the top three in each category.
Saturday 28th of August – Rippers Slalom. Enter HERE.
Racing one at a time down the slalom course, the race is against the clock! This is action-packed racing as riders fire out of the BMX style start gate and around the coloured gates. The fastest four from each category will go into the super finals.
The 1st and 2nd fastest riders will be in the A Final. The 3rd and 4th fastest will be in the B final. (B final will run first, the winner will be awarded 3rd place). These super finals will be based on one race, racing dual slalom head to head. Gate pick goes to the rider that qualified fastest.
08:00 to 12:00 – Race Registration (You can also come to race registration on Thursday evening and Friday day time).
13:00 to 14:00 – Practice.
14:00 to 16:00 – Racing.
17:05 – Podiums on the main stage for the top three in each category.
Downhill is the Formula 1 of mountainbike racing. The purest form of racing with riders racing against the clock.The course will be fast and flowing with plenty of corners for the riders to showcase their skills.
07:30 to 11:00 – Race Registration (You can also come to race registration on Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday day time).
12:00 to 13:00 – Practice.
-Categories to enter:
Girls; 4 years, 5 years, 6 years 7 years, 8 years, 9 years, 10 years, 11 years and 12 years.
Boys; 4 years, 5 years, 6 years 7 years, 8 years, 9 years, 10 years, 11 years and 12 years.
On Race Day!
1. Head to race registration with I.D for your child that shows their date of birth ( we accept birth certificates or passports) and sign in on behalf of your child and collect your number board, then attach it to your child’s bike prior to the start of practice. If you miss race registration (times/schedule are listed above) your child will not be allowed to either practice or race.
2. If there are spaces available, we will open race registration for 15 minutes immediately after race registration closes on a first come, first served basis. The cost will be £20.00 per rider, per day for each event.
3. Check your child’s race times and ensure you and your child is at the start area at least 10 minutes before they are due to start
4. Whoop, Cheer, High Fives, take photos and celebrate!!
Please Note: Cycling can be an inherently dangerous sport with the possibility of injuries. No matter where you ride or how well you know the course your child should never ride beyond their 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
Rules and Regulations.
Equipment: The Bicycle must be capable of safely and efficiently completing the task and must, as a minimum, be mechanically sound, have efficient brakes on all wheels 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
-During practice, each rider must complete at least two runs of the course to be able to race.
-Any rider that misses their start slot/call-up will be disqualified.
-Riders must ride around, not over, each gate, with both
Q. If the event is sold out, will there be a reserve list? A. Apologies no.
Q. What if I miss the sign on? A. You will not be allowed to practice or race.
Q. Can I transfer or have a refund on my entry. A. Apologies, there are no refunds or transfers.