Hope Race Series 1
Lee Quarry, Bacup, Lancashire OL13 0BB.
Sunday April 19th 2009
Bank Holiday Monday May 4th 2009
Sunday May 17th 2009
Sunday May 31st 2009
Each race in the Hope Race Series is a simple, single race (maximum 2 hours long) with a staggered start for the categories.
The racers start first, followed by weekend warriors and then have-a-go heros, with a 10 minute gap between each start. After the leading rider/s have done 90 minutes, they will get a bell indicating the last lap. All riders crossing the finishing line will then get the bell. The next time the leading rider/s cross the line, they get the chequered flag indicating the end of the race. All riders subsequently crossing the finish line also get the chequered flag indicating the end of the race. The winner for each category is the rider who has completed the most laps. In the event of a tie, the riders with the stortest time to complete is the winner.
There will be prizes and trophies for each category in every race from Leisure Lakes, MaxGear and Ride On, along with an overall Series prize from Hope. A ladies competition will be run in parallel (details to be released soon).
Sorry, over 18s only, but junior classes will be introduced for Series 2. Series 1 does not offer BC ranking points. See race rules for more information.
Racer – experienced, fit and skilled riders only, our top category. If you have a BC Racing Licence, you must enter this category.
Weekend Warrior – you can ride a bike well, lots of experience, you probably go downhill faster than up.
Have-a-go Hero – you have the bike and the enthusiasm, but may lack experience or fitness (the course is shorter and slightly less technical).
Racing starts at 10:00am on the day. Registration starts at 8.30am. Course fully open from 9.30am. Entry: £10 per race – pre-entry is recommended and we must get your entry form and cheque 7 days before the event. Entry on the day will be available if the event is not full (payment will be cash only).