NPS #2 (2018) – Slade Valley

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018
Event: NPS XC Round 2
Venue: Slade Valley
Host club: IMBRC

Course Description:
Course length approx. 5.6k which is a combination of the 2014 & 2017 NPS loop incorporating the fabulous Old DH trail with its rolling features which also allows for the opportunity to fine tune your tail whips should you choose. The harsh winter has impacted the sometime challenging Bomb hole to the extent that the course will now use last year’s B- Line as the main route which lead into the lung busting aptly named V02 Max climb to the start finish area. The remaining sections are combined of fast flowy single track with a few shorter technical sections. Lap includes approximately 800m of fire road and 180m climbing per lap.

The youth’s course will be located close by the start finish area and a 6-8 min walk from the main parking field.

Race report 2017: Click here

Directions: Slade Valley

Slade Valley, Brittas, County Dublin, Ireland.
Click here to view in google maps
Race Timetable:
09:00 – Sign on opens
10:00 – Under 6s fun race
10:15 – Under 8s
10:30 – Under 10s
10:50 – Under 12s
11:15 – Prize giving for Under 8s, 10s and 12s
12:00 – Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 3 women, Under 14s
13:30 – Prize giving for Under 14s, Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 3 women
14:00 – Senior 1 men, Juniors, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 men, Senior 3 men, Senior 2 women
15:45 – Prize giving for S1 men, Juniors, S1women, S2 men, S3 men, S2 women

NOTE: SIGN ON CLOSES 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH RACE.

Senior beginners (S3 women – S4 men)
The sport will only grow when we attract new people to give cross-country racing a ‘go’.
For 2018 both the Senior 4 men and Senior 3 women have a reduced entry fee as per a proposal passed at the 2017 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM.
Also for 2018 the Senior 3 women’s race will share the Under 14s course as per a proposal passed at the 2017 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM.
Both the Senior 4 men and Senior 3 women’s races should last less than 60 minutes.

Under 6 race: The Under 6s race is just for fun. It is an introduction to off-road racing. It is all about the achievement of starting and finishing. If your child can complete the course with ease and is ready for the next challenge please have them try the Under 8s race instead. There is no lower age limit on the Under 8s race.

Practice times:
For the main course
09:00 – 11:45
13:15 – 13:45
Practice time is NOT available on the Saturday afternoon.
NO PRACTICE ALLOWED ON COURSES WHICH HAVE RACES GOING ON

 

Race Fees:
NPS XC (€)

 

 

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Fees

Pre-pay

the day

Senior men (S1,   S2, S3)

€25

€30

Senior men (S4)

€20

€25

Women (S1, S2)

€25

€30

Women (S3)

€20

€25

Junior men   & women

€10

€10

Under 16s

€5

€5

Under 14s

€5

€5

Under 12s

€2

€2

Under 10s

€2

€2

Under 8s

€2

€2

Under 6s

€1

€1

Pre-registration: – OPEN
Until 1st June 2018 (8 pm)                 

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To see who has entered click on the link here.  (Password to open – “SladeValley”)

Catering: Last Lap Cafe – Tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches and snacks

Gridding: Rider gridding will be based from the results at Round 1 – but only for riders who pre-register AND pre-pay.

Notes: Ensure bicycles are in good working order and that bar-ends have been fitted.
No electric bikes or motorised bicycles permitted.
No cyclo-cross bicycles permitted.

Additional information: None

Facilities: Slade Valley

Car parking: Please do not park on the roadside and use the car park provided.
The car park is 6-8 minutes walk away from the start finish area.

Click here to view in google maps directions from Newlands Cross / Dublin direction
Click here to view in google maps directions from N7 Naas direction

Please follow marshal’s instructions at all times.

Sign on: In car park
Toilets: In car park
Showers: No
Bike Wash: No
Café: Last Lap Cafe – Tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
Gazebos: Contact the host club if you are looking to erect a gazebo in the start/finish field.  Gazebos must be on-site before 9 am.

Host club website: IMBRC
Race organiser: Patrick Santini xc.committee@imbrc.com
Contact number: (ROI) 0872587003

 

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