Good news and hazy news, there still isn't much guidance on the clarity for a return date, although the date of the 29th of March has been quoted for the return of grass roots sports it isn't clear on whether its competitive, groups sizes and procedures etc. Hopefully this will become clearer of the next couple of days.
The good news, the bridge has weathered in really well it is looking great, conditions are very dry, the work we did on the drainage last year has been worth while. The brambles have taken over in places and there are a few fallen trees across the course, so there is quite a bit of work to do to get the course back up and running as it hasn't seen any tyre or foot fall (other than the owner walking his dog) over the last 2 years.
I will crack on and prepare the track with an aim to get events running again in April. The plan is to do the club championships first to give people a chance to get their race legs back before we start the series.
Thanks to Epic Orange who are sponsoring the #TraversMTBSeries in (2020....possibly, might be 2021) and supplying the Jerseys for the Series. They have also supplied the jerseys for the Club Championship. They look stunning. Anyone looking for a supplier for your Team kit or event I can highly recommend them.
Normally an exciting day...the race numbers have arrived!
Updated! I will suspend entries for both the Club Champs and Series today. The reason for this is to limit my liability. I will reevaluate the situation either when the government gives us more information or closer to the start date depending on developments.
Its now clear that the series cant go ahead with the first 4 events coming within the 12 week quarantine period for the most vulnerable people. Amanda my girlfriend falls into this category, so I cant chance bringing the virus home.
If things do get better for later in the season I will re-valuate the final 2 round.
Just 2 months before the Club Champs and a week later for the first round of the Series.
I would like to thank our sponsors Fibrax Limited for a fresh delivery of course tape. Without their help it wouldn't be possible to run the series.
For those that dont know, Fibrax Limited are a Welsh company that make quality upgrade parts for your bikes, Lightweight Rotors, Disc Pads, Cable protectors and a great looking stealth bell.
Thanks to Epic Orange for sponsoring the Jerseys this year for the Travers MTB Series.
There will be a winners jersey for 1st place in The Mens Elite, League 1 and 2, Womens Elite and League 1 Plus the Male and Female Under 9 and 12's
Its top quality kit and anyone looking for new jerseys, shorts etc for their team, charity or cycling event then have a chat with Darren Evans at Epic Orange.
Stage 2 of the new bridge done, the ramps are up either side and partly decked. Just need to finish decking, hand rails and ground works. Its hard to tell but the less steep side drops into a mini bomb hole.
New for the 2020 series. The Under 9 and 12 riders will all get a finishing medal.
The idea is: people were asking to have something to show when they go into school (what they have been doing at the weekend).
Each rider will be presented with the medal at the first round they finish, then each round after that simply clips on. You do not need to ride all 6 as the they will all interlock. Its not the finished design. It will change.
Also you will be able to download a certificate from the timing system of that race result. (at home) this applies to all classes.
I have setup a new facebook group specifically for the Travers MTB Race Series
Provisional dates have been posted there including the "Club Championship"
This will be independent of the series. If you would like to hold your MTB club championship at Potash, please email email@example.com
Once the dates have been confirmed I will update the website, until then for race info use the facebook group.
The series will have a complete over-hall in 2020 with new categories, race timing system and points structure.
Work has started on course prep for the 2020 MTB Series, the new bridge will allow for more varied course options with riders passing over and under. Your head will be about 3.5m off the ground giving a real sense of riding through the trees!
HAND BUILT TITANIUM FRAMES.