Hope Race Series 2
Lee Quarry, Bacup, Lancashire OL13 0BB. See getting there for details.
Sunday September 6th 2009
Sunday September 27th 2009
Sunday October 18th 2009
Each race in the Hope Race Series 2 is a simple, single race (maximum 2 hours long) with a staggered start for the categories.
The Racers / Weekend Warriors / Mountain Divas start first, followed by the Have-a-go Heros / Heroines and the Lads / Lasses with a 20 minute gap between each start. The Lads and Lasses start at about 10:40. 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 shortest time to complete is the winner.
There will be prizes / trophies for each category in every race from our sponsors, along with some overall series prizes from Hope (see prize page).
Series 2 does not offer BC ranking points. See race rules for more information.
Racer – age 17+, experienced, fit and skilled riders only, our top category. If you have a BC Racing Licence, you must enter this category.
Weekend Warrior / Mountain Diva – age 17+, you can ride a bike well, lots of experience, you probably go downhill faster than up.
Have-a-go Hero / Heroine – age 17+, you have the bike and the enthusiasm, but may lack experience or fitness (the course is shorter and slightly less technical).
Lads / Lasses - age 15-16, You can ride a bike for an hour or more and can safely ride the quarry trails.
Racing starts at 10:00am on the day. Registration starts at 8.30am. Course fully open from 9.30am. Entry: 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).