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Sunday 15th September 2024

Entries Open
Wednesday 3rd July 2024
Entries Close
Friday 13th September 2024
Entries So Far
15 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £28.00   
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What is Battle at the Bike Park?
Battle at the Bike Park is a 3 hour XC mountain bike race that will take place at Northampton Bike Park.
This event is a collaboration between MTB Epics UK, Outcast Racing, N'pton Bike Park and the FNSS.

The bike park is situated on the site of the original Battle of Northampton that took place in 1460. This historical skirmish was between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists and was part of the War of the Roses. The Yorkists were the victors on the day as the King’s Lancastrian army fled their defensive positions at nearby Delapre Abbey. Read more.
The battle has now been re-ignited in the form of an XC race – who will be the new victors some 564 years later?!

The Course
The course will utilise many of the bike park’s features including berms, rollers and tabletops, plus a woodland section featuring A and B line options. It also uses the adjacent woodland singletrack sections which have been used in races here for many year. 
The park’s skills area will also be included in the course and is where the start/finish and pits are located. This ‘stadium section’ will also serve as a great viewing spot for spectators with prolonged views of the race.

Entry Categories
Male/Female U23: (16-22)
Male/Female Senior: (23-39)
Male/Female V40: (40-49)
Male/Female V50+: (50+)

Timetable
08.00 - Registration opens/pit set-up
09.00 - Course open for practice 
09.50 - Registration closes
10.00 - RACE STARTS
13.00 - Race finish
13.30 - Prize giving

Rules
- The race is a ‘short’ 3 hour – meaning only completed laps before the 1 pm finish will count.
- Helmets are mandatory.
- No eBikes
- Anyone caught missing a section of the course will be disqualified.
- Anyone who disobeys a marshal will be disqualified.
- Mechanical assistance is allowed within the designated pit area. All items are left at your own risk.
- Feeding is allowed anywhere on the course, helpers are allowed to hand you bottles or food.
- Riders can help each other while out on the course, but swapping bikes is not allowed.

What's included?
- Electronic chip timing
- Full course marking
- Cash prizes to overall podium winners 
- Prizes to all category podium winners
- First Aid support

FAQ's
- Where will I park?

We have been allocated a limited number of parking spaces at the bike park and are just one minute from the course/registration/pits. These are available to riders as an optional add-on to their entry and all monies received will go towards the maintenance and development of the park. These premium spaces are located at Eagle Drive, Northampton NN4 7DU.
In addition, there will  be ample free parking for riders and spectators in the overflow areas at nearby Delapre Abbey, London Rd, Northampton NN4 8AW. This area is a 6-7 minute ride away or a 15 minute walk to the race venue.
- Can we camp?
There is no camping on site, however there is a very large campsite at nearby Billing Aquadrome which is just a 10 minute drive away. Find out more HERE
- I have entered but now cannot make it. Can I get a refund?
We are unable to refund entries due to costs already incurred. However, riders can transfer their entry to another rider up to 14 days before event
- Will there be any races for Under 16s?
Not on the day due to insurance policy restrictions. However, there will be a Junior Battle at the Bike Park for age groups 2-16. Date for this TBC. 
- Do I need a racing licence?
No, Battle at the Bike Park is not a British Cycling affiliated event.
- Are dogs allowed at the bike park?
Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome.

 

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Northampton, NN4 7DU
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