Each category winner in the Essex Summer Evening Series wins a jersey. Adult Male and Female, Under 16's Male and Female.
This years jersey....
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What is it?
GO-MTB is basically where you just turn up and take part at an event, you don't need a license or insurance (it's part of the entry fee). There are no points for the races, it's just a bit of fun. Many people in the race event won't have raced before. You need to be over 16 to enter the event.
Novice races are basically the same thing but for under 16's, turn up, give it a try, have some fun.
Sounds great but a bit scary!
Everyone is in it together, the GO-MTB and Novice race will be held before the main event, so it will just be you out there. The whole idea is to give people a chance to try the sport or to try racing in a more relaxed environment without the faster riders around.
when is the next event
The Next GO-MTB/Novice event is the Potash Spring Classic on the 16th April. The GO-MTB/Novice race will take place before the main event. You will be given training from 09:00-10:45 before your event which starts at 10:45 and will last 30 mins. Training is included in the price of the entry fee, just £15 for adults and £10 for Under 16's.
okay, say I get the bug, anymore events planned?
Indeedy, 2 days later is the start of the ESES (Essex Summer Evening Series). The course will be the same as used for the Potash Spring Classic but will run in the opposite direction. The ESES will be a night race but don't worry the GO-MTB/Novice race will be run in the light (no need for lights).
And after that?
You can join in the main ESES races, you will have had a chance to see the main race and it isn't really that scary, it quickly spreads out and you can ride at your own speed. You need to be 14 years old or older to take part in the ESES.
Lets do this...what do I need?
First off you need to enter the Potash Spring Classic GO-MTB or Novice race.
Feels great to get some hills in the legs today at Dyfi Winter Warm Up... Pace was really hot up front and there was no way I was staying with it, especially after what felt like a right mince down the first couple of descents - I guess that's the result of living in the flatlands, but got my lines back soon after and felt much more at home! Snow spiced things up a bit on the drive there, but simply added to the fun out on the trails. Traversbikes.Com RUSSTi & Lauf Forks were ace again... so too was the combo of VEE's Crown Gem up front and Bulldozer out back - riding just off line in the snow allowed the 'dozer to really dig in.
Can't complain at 4th man back, but much respect to singlespeed Steve Chapman - he was flying (second back and a good 10minutes in front of me)!!!
One of those morning that reminds you why you ride a bike. Travers DIRTi
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