These are the results of the round 1 of the Essex Summer Evening series 2017. The first round was a night race held in Potash Woods.
Potash Classic 2017 - Results
Thanks to everyone for making this a great event again. The free cake from Birdwood Bakery always goes down well (even though I didn't get any!). Also to the BC Comms Paul Coulson and Mousehead Wales plus Amanda Jones for time keeping and producing the results.
You can still enter the ESES complete series....the first round is a night race...how often do you get a chance to race in the dark!
Lauf Forks, Fibrax Limited, Creative Cycling, traversbikes.com
Results for Potash GO-MTB and Novice race.
Thanks to everyone who helped out today, especially Jim Barrow and Kevin Darragh for taking the coaching.
I hope it was a great introduction to racing for everyone and everyone enjoyed the experience. It would be great to see some new faces at the ESES on tuesday.
Fibrax Limited, Lauf Forks, Creative Cycling, TraversBikes.com
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Its just a week to go and online entries are now closed! You can still enter on the day.
GO-MTB and Novice Information
The coaching for the adults GO-MTB session will be run by Jim Barrow. Jim is a fully qualified CTC coach and has been chased by a bear! You are in safe hands with him. The session is designed for people who haven't raced before or maybe have only done a few events. He will run you through exactly what to expect from the race and how they work. He will also take you around the course pointing out technical features and the best line choice etc...dont worry there is nothing extreme!
The Novice coaching will be done by Kevin Darragh of Hadleigh MTB Club, He is a Level 2 British Cycling coach and as far as I know hasn't been chased by a bear!
At the end of the coaching riders will be taken to the start where we will run a GO-MTB and Novice races for 30 minutes.
What do you need to Bring?
Helmet and a bike in working order, No helmet no ride!
What do I need to do on the Day?
If you have pre-entered you will need to sign-on at the Travers Bike gazebo, this just means you need to sign your name on the start sheet and collect your number.
Allow 30 mins before the start of the coaching (which starts at 9) to set your bike up, check its working fine and fit your number.
If you want to enter on the day you will need to fill out a form, under 16's will need their parents/guardians to also fill in a consent form.
The start list for the Novice and GO-MTB event is below.
Potash Spring Classic
The course will be open from about 11:25 for practice. The race starts at 12:00
Helmets and Race number must be used when on the course.
Potash Spring Classic - Main race. See attached for the riders entry list. Let me know if you spot any issue
The weather is looking good on the long range forecast. Online entry closes tomorrow midnight (09/04/17). There will be entry on the day but it will cost extra.
Adults - Online £15 - On the Day £17
Under 16's - Online £10 - On the Day £12
Novice and GO-MTB Training and Race
I had 5 mins spare and had a proper look at the ESES Trophies from Custom Medal Hangers. Really impressed, quality! Although not titanium!
Get your entries in for a chance to win one!
Big shout out to under 16 females, I have a shelf full of trophies from previous years where we didn't get enough rider entries to make a podium! There is no minimum amount you need to enter, come and have a go!
Thanks to sponsors Creative Cycling for these amazing ESES Series Winners Jerseys. The yellow is fluro!
Don't forget if you get your ESES series entry in before Friday 24th you will get a free t-shirt! You can still enter the after that date...but no free t-shirt!
Thanks for the series support from Lauf Forks, traversbikes.com, NEXTIE, Fibrax Limited
As promised the full Travers Angus II build with Rainbow Nitrite finish.
HAND BUILT TITANIUM FRAMES.