Taking over the reigns from KLMTB, for 2018/19 Thetford Racing will be the lead organisers behind the Winter Series MTB race series. Keeping with the ethos of ‘a back to basics’ series for the Eastern region, the Winter Series is for novices to seasoned racers. The 2018/19 Winter Series is once again sponsored by Bury St Edmunds based cycle experts Revel Outdoors. Revel Outdoors is a professional and friendly independent bike shop located in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Committed to service excellence and high quality products, we cater for mountain bikers, road cyclists, triathletes, commuters and families at every level. Bike brands include; Cannondale, Giant, Liv, Ridgeback, Charge. Visit them in-store or online at reveloutdoors.co.uk
This race series will take place across two counties, taking in some old favourite venues and some new & exciting routes! Over 4 rounds, with categories ranging from youth riders up to veterans and distances from 1 hour to 3 hours, this series truly has something for all abilities.
Online Entries are now available through the British Cycling site.
4th November 2018 – St Helens, Santon Downham, Brandon IP27 0TJ
Round 1 Entry HERE
9th December 2018 – West Bilney Woods, Common Road, West Bilney, Kings Lynn, PE32 1JX
Round 2 Entry HERE
13th January 2019 – Brandon Country Park, B1106, Shakers Road, Brandon, IP27 0SS
Round 3 Entry HERE
17th February 2019 – Shouldham Warren, Norfolk, PE33 0BY
Round 4 Entry HERE
There will be a total limit of 300 riders per event, so it will never be too congested on the course – so to avoid disappointment make sure you register early!
1 Hour Race
This race is for the novice rider, looking to gain the experience of what mountain bike racing in East Anglia is all about. All competitors in this race category will receive finish positions and overall classification but there will be no prizes offered. As a result we are able to offer a reduced entry fee. This category is purely to gain experience of mountain bike racing.
1.5 Hour Race
Racing on the same course as the longer three hour race, entrants will race for one and a half hours plus one lap, with the winner being decided upon the rider who completes the most amount of laps in the allotted time. As long as you start your last lap before the 1hr 30minutes is up the lap will count towards your overall race position.
3 Hour Race
Test your endurance throughout the winter with the three hour race. Like the one and a half hours race, entrants will race for three hours plus one lap. So if you start your last lap before the three hour time limit is up this will count towards you final finishing position. The winner will be deemed by the greatest number of laps completed during the race.
On race day there will be prizes and medals for the top three finishes in the Youth 1 hour race, 1.5 hour and 3 hour races for each category and overall series points awarded to all.
To qualify for the overall series positions you will need to race in 3 out of the 4 rounds.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR NUMBER BOARD TO USE AT EACH EVENT
Categories are based on your age as at 31st December 2018
|3 Hour Senior Female (19-39)|
|3 Hour Senior Male (19-39)|
|3 Hour Veteran Female (40+)|
|3 Hour Veteran Male (40+)|
|1.5 Hour Junior Female (16-18)|
|1.5 Hour Junior Male (16-18)|
|1.5 Hour Senior Female (19-39)|
|1.5 Hour Senior Male (19-39)|
|1.5 Hour Veteran Female (40+)|
|1.5 Hour Veteran Male (40+)|
|1 Hour Fun Race – Female (19+)|
|1 Hour Fun Race – Male (19+)|
|1 Hour Youth – Female (14-15)|
|1 Hour Youth – Male (14-15)|
Revel Outdoors is one of the biggest and best independent specialist bike shops in East Anglia. Based in the Suffolk market town of Bury St. Edmunds, the 6,000 sq ft Revel Outdoors store is set over 3 floors with a huge range of Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Hybrid Bikes and everything in between.