Info: New entries for this event closed on Monday 31st May 2021.
This is the NDH Trail Bike TT race at Castlewood farm in the Wear Valley of County Durham. Trail Bike TT is a Downhill style event aimed at Enduro / Trail bikes on a fun 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 full face helmet and and some end plugs in your bars. It's a push. NDH TT events are great places to start your gravity racing journey. For those with experience riding different terrain and getting some much needed competition time under your wheels should brighten up your day. The trail is aimed at trail/enduro bikes but you should manage some fun on a DH bike too. If you are happy on Forestry Red graded trails you will be having a blast at Eastgate.
Course rating (1-5 with 5 being very technical): Rating 3.5.
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
Race Director: Carl Davison
Race Web Site: www.northerndownhill.co.uk
2021 Race Schedule TBC but expect something as follows
Course open for foot inspection at 9am
Sign on opens at 10.00am
Marshals meeting 10.00
Practice opens at 11.00
Practice closes at 13.00.
Racing from 13.15
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 2 practise runs 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 racers too.
U12 Downhill – Riders can compete in their 10th, 11th and 12th year. We will have a shortened version of our TT trail for these riders
Juvenile - To qualify for the Juvenile category, a rider must be in the year of their 13th or 14th birthday.
Youth - Riders in the year of their 15th or 16th birthdays.
Junior - Riders in the year of their 17th and 18th birthdays
Senior / Expert / Elite - When a rider reaches the year of his or her 19th birthday.
Master - for riders aged 30 to 39.
Veteran - for riders aged 40 to 49.
Grand Veteran - for riders aged over.
Womens Categories - These will be split as closely as possible to the mens. We require 5 people to make a category of its own.
E BIKES in their own category. As numbers increase we will expand the categories accordingly.
The event will run under British Cycling guidelines. Please make sure you are aware of the rules.
The below will be adjusted to the very latest Covid guidelines issued by the event day. 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
Medical: Full medical cover both on course and from an identifiable Base Station in the event arena.
Camping: No Camping is available on-site.
Catering: Catering Trailer
Toilets: Porta 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.
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
This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.