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Descendant Enduro @ Descend

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Sunday 23rd June 2024

Entries Open
Tuesday 21st November 2023
Entries Close
Tuesday 18th June 2024
Entries So Far
26 Riders
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £42.99   
    £47.99   (from 24/05/2024)
    £52.99   (from 17/06/2024)
Contact
Mr Carl E Davison

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Descendant Enduro returns to Descend Bike park to provide you with some truly epic technical Enduro racing. Course rating (1-5 with 5 being very technical): Rating 4.5

The finish arena is identified by the NDH timing trailer. Riders are advised to wear suitable protection, walk the course prior to riding and ride within their own ability level.

Nearest Hospital: Durham   Nearest Police Station: Bishop Auckland
Organisation: NDH
Race Director: Carl Davison
Race Web Site: www.northerndownhill.co.uk 

Race Schedule TBC but expect something as follows:

  • Sign on opens at 8.30am
  • Marshals meeting 9.00
  • Practice opens 10.00
  • Racing 13.00 -16.00

All times are estimated and subject to change depending on conditions and rider numbers. Racer numbers will be available at the race from the NDH timing trailer and is were all riders must sign on and complete a practise run of each stage before competing. Categories will require a minimum of 5 competitors to stand alone, if your age group has less you will merge into the nearest suitable category. You will still be identified in your category to see how you fare against your peers. This rule stands for our female and e-bike racers too.

CATEGORIES

  • 14 to 18 years old
  • 19 to 29 years old
  • 30 to 39 years old
  • 40 to 49 years old
  • 50 to 59 years old

  • 60 plus

  • Women's Categories - These will be split as closely as possible to the mens. We require 5 people to make a category of its own.
  • We accept E Bikes in their own category. As numbers increase we will expand the categories accordingly.

BIKES

  • You cannot change your bike for individual special stages, you must use the same bike for an individual event. Different bikes can be used for separate events.
  • Bikes may be scrutinised at the start of special stage 1
  • In the case of mechanical failure, parts such as wheels,tires, saddles, forks, etc can be changed if needs be but extra time is not provided for this.
  • All bikes must have bar plugs.
  • Bikes must be in perfect working order.
  • Competitors may not modify race number plates.
  • The race director has the right to deny entry to the event they feel a bike is not of a suitable standard. 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

  • You must wear a helmet (open xc type OR full face dh type) at all times, including transition sections. We recommend a Full face helmet
  • Competitors found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified immediately.
  • Gloves, knee and elbow protection are recommended but not compulsory.
  • Each competitor should be completely SELF SUFFICIENT.

Mandatory Kit

  • Mobile phone
  • Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters)
  • Survival bag or foil blanket
  • Energy food and drink
  • Wind/ Waterproof Top (weather permitting)
  • Bike repair kit (tube, pump or CO2 canisters, allen keys, chain tool)
  • It is advised that you use a small rucksack or suitable bag to carry above items. You may also secure items to your bike. You must bring all mandatory equipment with you throughout the race.

THE COURSE

  • Details of the course will not be made known before the event.
  • ND(H)uro is not a cross country or downhill competition. It takes place on a circuit marked with a variable number of mostly downhill special stages.
  • There are special stages in each event, with transfer stages in between.
  • Transfer stages are not timed and do not count for the overall standing.
  • Special stages close at a specified time, to ensure the event finishes on time. Riders will be notified at registration on the morning of the event
  • Riders must check themselves in and out of each special stage. Riders must complete the special stages in ascending order, Stage 1 followed by Stage 2 etc.
  • The special stages are designed to suit a mid travel trail bike, not specific xc or dh bikes. The course will be taped as wide as possible to allow overtaking and line choice.
  • This course is marked with signs, and some sections double taped, other wise riders must follow the trail.
  • If a competitor exits the special stage course, they must re-enter the same point and restore the tape as they found it.
  • If a rider is spotted cutting a special stage course by a marshal they will be disqualified.
  • If three or more riders report another rider cutting a special stage course, an investigation shall be conducted, the penalty is disqualification.
  • The route may have narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and is not suitable for beginners.
  • No Outside assistance allowed from non competitors
  • no ebike tows or non competitors pushing bikes

TIMING

  • In the interest of safety there is a cut off time, you will be advised of this in at sign on
  • There will be minimum 20 second time intervals between riders starting a special stage or more depending on the nature of the track.
  • The timing system is accurate to the 1/100th of a second. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the fastest final stage shall be grated the fastest. In the event of a tie on the final stage, the preceding stage time will be used until there is no tie.
  • If a faster rider is behind you on a special stage, be polite and allow them to pass. If you are the faster rider, be patient, give lots of warming and clear directions as to what side you will pass.
  • If you are obstructed by another rider or stop to help an injured rider you may repeat the stage. You must first check out of the stage, then cycle back up the hill without assistance in this case.
  • You may NOT repeat the stage if you suffer a mechanical failure on course.
  • Riders who retire must return to the car park as soon as possible following the instructions of race marshals
  • They must also remove their number plate from the bike or cross it with an X.
  • The ranking of each competitor is the sum of the special stage times, plus any time penalties.

EMERGENCIES

  • It is the duty of each competitor to assist any competitor who appears to be injured or in difficulty and possibly alert the race director.
  • The race director reserves the right to penalize or disqualify competitors that do not meet this standard.
  • Competitors who withdraw from the event must notify the race office as soon as possible.

A £20.00 deposit may be required for your timing chip and may be requested at sign on, failure to return a chip will result in a £100.00 bill

E BIKES in their own category. As numbers increase we will expand the categories accordingly.

The event will run under British Cycling guidelines and incorporate Specific Enduro rules as laid out by BEMBA. Please make sure you are aware of the rules.

Riders will start from a designated start area and will cross a timing transmitter to start the timing. The finish line will use another transmitter the rider crossing the line.

Medical: Full medical cover both on course and from an identifiable Base Station in the event arena.

Camping: No Camping is available onsite.

Catering: Catering Trailer

Toilets: Portable Loos

Refunds and Transfers: If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions: 14 days or less notice: no refund. Prior to this an admin fee of £5.00 will be charged.
NDH reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if circumstances beyond the control of the organiser should arise. This includes cancellation of event due to extreme weather, acts of God, violence, civil disobedience and war. If an NDH event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred. It is your responsibility to ensure the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements. If the event is cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund any entry fee. We are also unable to transfer your entry to another event. Please follow NDH on Facebook to ensure you are kept up to date.

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