Info: New entries for this event closed on Tuesday 21st February 2023.
Taking in the 2 separate sections of Powerline in small bite sized stages plus the Chopwell Mafias loam tastic bonus stage, this will make a great introduction to Enduro. 3 stages and only one climb! You can't get much better than that.
This is a great way to start Mtb competition be that DH or Enduro racing.
Chopwell FUNduro is aimed at Enduro / Trailbikes on a fun trail centre trail. Basically whatever bike you take out for a Sunday blast is a cool bike for this event. All you need is your bike, a helmet and and some end plugs in your bars.
Venue: Chopwell Woods
The Course: Course rating (1-5 with 5 being very technical): Rating 3
The track is a forestry commission Red and black graded trail.
The HQ 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: Newcastle. Nearest Police Station: Gateshead.
Race Director: Carl Davison Race Web Site: www.northerndownhill.co.uk
2023 Race Schedule: Course open for foot inspection at 8am. Sign on opens at 8.30am. Marshals meeting 9.00. Practice opens at 9.30. Practice closes at 11.30. Race runs commence 12.00 through until 15.00. Podiums 15.15. All times are estimated and subject to change depending on conditions and rider numbers.
You must be at least in your 12th year to compete so if you are 12 on 31 December 2023 you can race.
You will race the route twice so 6 competitive runs altogether.
Racer numbers will be available at the race NDH timing trailer and is where all riders must sign on.
Riders will be given one number board for each day.
Race Regulations: The event will run using BEMBA Regulations and Penalties. Please make sure you aware of the rules.
NDH rules incorporate those laid out in the current BEMBA guidlines.
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. A large T.V screen will show the results live at the finish line and live on the Internet at the same time.
Medical: Full medical cover both on course (In a 4x4 vehicle) and from an identifiable Base Station in the event arena. A medical team will be onsite.
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 / Coldbrew Events Ltd 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.
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Course Marshals: Marshals will be in place on course Sunday throughout training. Each marshal will be easily identifiable by wearing a high visibility vest and will be supplied with a working two way radio, a whistle, red and yellow flag and a supply of refreshments. We aim to ensure all our marshals are aged 16 or over and fit and able.
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