New Forest MTB Race

Ringwood, Hampshire

Organiser's Description

Mountain Bike Racing for all abilities on the much loved trails at Gaddons Farm, Crow Hill in the heart of the New Forest. This course has been loved by many riders over the years, so we have kept all the best bits and made a few small changes in order to keep you on your toes. Expect a good mix of singletrack and fire road riding, with plenty of ups and downs and varied terrain across the site. The New Forest MTB Race is also Round 4 of the SouthernXC Series.

We have racing for all ages and abilities so come and join us for some great mountain bike racing on private trails prepared specifically for the event. Various categories. You no not need to be a Brittish Cycling member or hold a licence in order to join us and have a great day, we welcome anyone who would like to race their bike.

— This is the rescheduled event from 31st May 2020. ---

Races

  • Race 1 : Mens Open (16+) 09:45. m, YoB 1921 - 2003
    £24 BOOK
  • Race 1 : Mens Fun/Beginner (16+) 09.45. m, YoB 1921 - 2003
    £16 BOOK
  • Race 2 : Under 9 11.30. m/f, YoB 2011 and younger
    £7 BOOK
  • Race 3 : Under 12 m/f, YoB 2008 - 2010
    £7 BOOK
  • Race 4 : Youth Boys (15-16) 12.30. m, YoB 2004 - 2005
    £16 BOOK
  • Race 4 : Juvenile Boys (13-14) 12.30. m, YoB 2006 - 2007
    £16 BOOK
  • Race 4 : Youth Girls (15-16) 12.30. f, YoB 2004 - 2005
    £16 BOOK
  • Race 4 : Juvenile Girls (13-14) 12.30. f, YoB 2006 - 2007
    £16 BOOK
  • Race 4 : Youth Fun/Beginner (13-16) 12.30. m/f, YoB 2004 - 2007
    £12 BOOK
  • Race 4 : Ladies Open (16+) 12.30. f, YoB 1921 - 2003
    £24 BOOK
  • Race 5 : Ladies Junior (17-18) 12.35 , YoB 2002 - 2003
    £20 BOOK
  • Race 5 : Ladies Fun/Beginner (16+) 12.35. f, YoB 1921 - 2003
    £16 BOOK
  • Race 6 : Mens Junior (17-18) 14:30. m, YoB 2002 - 2003
    £20 BOOK

Gaddons Farm, Crow, New Forest BH24 3DA

This course has been loved by many riders over the years…top comment from back in 2017 was ‘this is the best mountain bike course I’ve ever ridden!’

So we have kept all the best bits in and made a few small changes in order to keep you on your toes.

Expect a good mix of singletrack and fire road riding with plenty of ups and downs and varied terrain across the site.

* We ask that all riders can ride in woodland tracks and across grassland under their own steam, if your child is still finding their feet off road but is desperate to race have a look at a Summer Cyclocross series.

**Lap counts may be different from the below as the British Cycling Commissar may decide to alter count on the day depending on conditions

Information about each category:

U12/9: This is where a life time of bike racing often begins. A short, speedy MTB course with lots of woodland fun course and the riders do as many laps as they can in the time allowed, 15mins for U9’s and 25mins for U12’s. For riders born in 2008 or below*

Juvenile: This is the competitors first trip out on to the full course, go for it and show ‘um how it’s done. For rider born in 2006 and 2007

Youth: On the full course, loving life and getting faster. For riders born in 2004 & 2005

Junior: A competitive battle for the next generation. If you have never raced before but fall in this age range you may want to consider either the Beginner/Fun race or the Open race. For riders born 2002 and 2003

Fun/Beginner: This is a great place to start if you’ve never raced before, you’re struggling for confidence or you’re too old for Under 12’s but don’t feel brave enough for Juvenile racing. There is no series for these races and if you find yourself winning regularly do the right thing and enter a different category next time. For riders born in 2007 and before.

Open: If you’ve found your feet in the Fun/Beginner race and fancy a little more challenge or you’re too old for Youth and don’t feel confident enough to race in Juniors. For riders born in 2003 or before

Under 12 - 25 minutes

Under 9 - 15 minutes.

Male Youth - 3 laps

Female Youth - 2 laps

Juvenile - 2 laps for both Female and Male

Youth Fun/Beginner - 1 lap for both Male & Female

Male Fun/Beginner - 2 laps

Female Fun/Beginner - 1 lap

Male Junior - 4 laps

Female Junior - 3 laps

Male Open - 3 laps

Female Open - 2 laps

How long is the course?

This is dependent upon the venue, but we aim for the average rider to be able to complete a lap in around 20 minutes. The Categories & Race Info page will give you some more info about the duration of each race.

Can I practice the course before the race?

Yes, and we encourage you to do so as it means you’re ready to take on all of the different features that each venue offers. The course is typically open for practice from 8am and will remain open all day except for between 12:30 – 13:45 to allow the Youth & Female riders to compete as safely as possible. While you are practising please remember that there will be racing on the course at the same time so be aware of what’s around you, DO NOT OVERTAKE ANY RIDERS WHO ARE RACING and do not affect the race in anyway.

How will the start of the race work?

Each race will be gridded before the start time shown on the Categories & Race Info page. Each category will be gridded separately within each race. The British Cycling Commissaire will start each category individually.

What happens if I’m lapped by the leaders?

We will not stop you if you are lapped, but there is a time limit on each batch of races, and you won’t be able to start a new lap after this limit has expired. More info is on the Categories & Race Info page.

Can I cancel my entry?

Yes, a full refund will be offered on a pre-entry up to 4 weeks before race day, between 2 and 4 weeks your refund will be 50% of the pre-entry value. If you need to cancel within 2 weeks of the race we cannot offer a refund but we are more than happy to transfer your entry to another round of this year’s series.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes, along as it’s well behaved and on a lead.

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