31/07/2012 | 8 comments
Get your pump on at Chicksands this Saturday!
DMR Bikes Pump Track Challenge –
Saturday 7thJuly Chicksands Bike Park, Bedfordshire
“The DMR Bikes Pump Track Challenge is great for rider and crowd participation so its easy to see how this will become one of the great fun events on the calendar.
This is the first of five events across Britain this summer and if you’re feeling a bit handy then there will be loads of prizes for the people that set the fastest time around the track. Although there’s obviously no pedalling allowed it’s still going to be a proper trial of strength and endurance as well as bike handling. Full details below or head to the website…
What is a Pump Track?
Pump Tracks are one of the best ways to learn skills for all types of riding dirt. Open to all skill levels, Pump Tracks are attractive to dirt new comers and are the breeding ground for dirt jumping and 4x racing formats. Pump Tracks are springing up all over the country. They vary in design but are generally short, rolling, tight and twisty. They challenge rider’s skill. Races will be won and lost in the corners. Upper body strength and bike handling is key as no pedalling is allowed.
“Forget the Olympics 2012 is the year of the Pump Track”
Chickands Pump Track
The track being Chicksands which is all dirt and lovingly built over the winter by the local trail builders & riders and is now groomed and primed ready to for the race which even when its wet is super fast and following with big berms and quite a few rollers to get you all pumped.
Racing Format & Prizes
Simple format leads to fast competition and fast action. Each entry races at least one timed lap of the track for a qualifying time. From this there will be knock out rounds using Quarter’s, Semi’s and Finals.
Everyone has a great chance to win some prizes & the DMR Pump Track Challenge trophy.
Track open to ride all day
Qualifying runs start at 6.30pm
Racing knockout heats starts 7.30pm
Prize Presentations 9.00pm
Entry is in four categories with great prizes up for grabs:
Its only £10 to race just sign up on the day for your chance to win in the
RIPPERS (12yrs to 16yrs);
LADIES (12yrs+): racing for Lezyne prizes :
PRO CATEGORY: racing for £400 of cash prizes (1st £250/ 2nd £100/ 3rd £50) per round
As a side show to the Pump Track Challenge anyone can enter for free the Lezyne Exploder. Showcasing the incredible pumping power of theLezyne Dirt Floor Drivepumps two competitors go head to head in frantic pumping action to explode an inner tube. First to burst gets a Lezyne prize.
Any mountain bike can be use with a minimum of 24” wheels (no BMX) but we’d recommend riding a 4X or dirt jump hardtail bike to get the most fun, of which DMR make plenty of bikes in this category – see www.dmrbikes.com
When and Where
DMR Pump Track Challenge is promoted by Naked Racing.
Head honcho Chris Roberts: “There has been an explosion of pump tracks across the country so now is just the perfect time to start racing on them. The small pump track creates an intense racing atmosphere with the whole crowd of spectators really shouting & screaming for their favourite riders to win! DMR Bikes have been fantastic and really got the behind this with amazing Lezyne prizes topped it off with a Pro prize purse of £400 per event!”
Sunday is the 661 Mini Downhill race at Chicksands for info on that race www.minidownhill.com