Race Info Haibike Mash Up Series Final 2019

By 11th September 2019News

Race info for the 2019 Haibike Mash Up Series Final!

Race Date: SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

Venue:

A Field nr Eastridge Woods

Shropshire

SY5 0TP

 PLEASE MAKE SURE THE SAT NAV BRINGS YOU IN FROM HABBERLEY!!!

Follow the Signs from the main road A488

 

Follow these signs once you get to Pontesbury or Minsterley

 IMPORTANT!
  • THERE WILL BE WORKERS ON THE STAGES/TRAILS PREPARING THEM FOR THE EVENT.
  • IF YOU ARE  RIDING OUTSIDE OF RACE TIMES PLEASE BE AWARE YOU MAY COME ACROSS WORKERS WITH EAR DEFENDERS ON, THEY WILL NOT HEAR YOU
  • IF YOU HAVE TO STOP, PLEASE GET OFF THE TRAIL INTO A SAFE PLACE.
 
Parking and camping: In the field, no need to book, just arrive and park up.
There will be portable toilets on site for you to use.

Stage Map:

 

THERE IS NO WATER ON SITE SO BRING WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE WEEKEND!

Don’t forget to get your exclusive Welsh Gravity Enduro pint glass! only £2.50

 

Series points: all rounds count! most points wins, simple!

https://www.rootsandrain.com/series1095/2019-haibike-welsh-gravity-enduro/standings/

Food & Catering:

StrEatery will be providing all your catering needs from Saturday through to Sunday!

Menu overview

– Segafredo Barista Coffees & Hot Chocolate
– PG & Twinings Herbal teas
– Selection of Cold Drinks
– Homemade Porridge (milk & coconut milk option) served until noon
– Breakfast Rolls & Crepes
– Chilli & Rice (meat & vegetarian options) served from midday
– Sweet & Savoury Crepes (gluten free option)
– Burgers & Hot Dogs

Opening Times

– Saturday 13:00 until 22:00 tbc
– Sunday 07:00 until 16:30 approx

 

 Schedule:

Stages 1,2,3 & 4e will be marked for Saturday. You are free to ride them but be aware that they are all open to the public. Ride within your limits and respect the Forest code.
Sunday: All 3 stages live timed from 10:30-15:30, you are welcome to ride the stages before this time but you must have your number board on and your transponder fixed to your bike when Live timing has begun. Marshals will be on stage from 10:15-15:45. 
Sign on will take place in the sign on tent (Red/white) in the finish field Saturday and Sunday
  •  Saturday 16:00-17:30 
  •  Sunday from 08:45 onwards
  • Racing starts at 10:30 and finishes at 15:30 (stages close at 15:35, all runs must be completed by this time)
Please bring a deposit of £100 for the timing transponder, either credit/debit card. We do not charge your card it’s just a deposit to make sure all the transponders are handed back in and also so we know you’ve all come back safely.
 
The Timing Chip has to be fitted to the right fork leg as low as possible and facing back wards.
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You will get a number board for each round this year so you will all get a little memento. Cable ties are provided. (if someone out there can come up with an alternative to cable ties and plastic number boards i’d be most grateful)
Follow these signs to each stage:

You can ride them in order you like! as many times as you like! the loop is about 12km
  

YOU MUST ONLY DO COMPLETE RUNS OF ANY STAGE, NO SECTIONING!!

On stage signs:

Stage Starts

Stage Finishes

Stage warning sign,  start and finish of each stage

Triple arrow down sign means the trail suddenly steepens or becomes more technical, Use caution.

Transition signs:

Please follow these signs, information regarding the destination will be on these too.

Caution Cycle Ahead means you are approaching a crossing point of a stage.

The Mash Up format relies on you to self seed yourself at the start of each stage, so ask the guys around you what speed rating they are? eg: If you put down 1 and the rider in front is a 4 then swap places. We recommend leaving a 10-20 second gap before setting off after the rider in front has started.

There will be a start line and start clock at every start. Your front Wheel must be ON the start line.
If you do catch someone on stage then shout “Rider” to forewarn them, then as you come closer shout “Rider Left” or “Rider Right”  left or right being the side that YOU will pass them on, please be patient and don’t forget you’ll get another go as long as the stage is open.
 
Safety:
There will be marshals stationed at various points on stages and at the start and finish of all stages with radios, please follow their instructions. If you are asked to stop do so!
If you come across an incident on stage or witness an incident please stop and make sure the rider is safe and that any following riders STOP. Once the situation is safe inform the nearest marshal who will then radio the start marshal and Medics if required.
You have a duty of care to your fellow competitors so please keep an eye out for each other. Any problems please do not hesitate to inform the nearest marshal. I (Charlie) will be in radio contact with everyone all day so if you have any questions or you see something’s wrong, then please ask a marshal to contact me and I’ll do my best to sort anything out asap.
If you start a stage you must finish that stage no pushing back up!
If you have a puncture or mechanical then please leave the track asap and find a safe place to fix it before carrying on and finishing your run.
Timings: Once you have completed a stage you can look up your time (depending on signal) on your phone through:
Action Sports timing http://www.actionsportstiming.co.uk/category/live/
There are numerous points all over the hill where there is 3G reception and right at the finish of stage 4.
If you are not bothered with live times then wait till after the race and all your times will be posted up at sign on
Podiums:
Podiums for the top 3 in each category and the overall series top 3 category podiums will take place as soon as possible after the stages are closed and the points have been calculated, we’ll aim for 16:30
Medics: Remote Medical Services will be on site Sunday from 09:00-16:00, they will have a base station in the event arena and a further 4 medics out on the hill on call.
Nearest A&E:
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Mytton Oak Road
Shrewsbury
SY3 8XQ
01743 261000
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Above all, Have FUN!
Any questions please ask…
Thank you,
Charlie
gravityenduroworld@gmail.com
Twitter:   @welshgravenduro
(07791465005)