Peaty's Steel City Mini Downhill - Saturday 4th May 2013
May the forth be with you for the 3rd installment of Sheffield's biggest little race. Taking place once again in Greno Woods on the purpose built race track built by BikeTrack. This charity race is for the benefit of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust who have bought Greno Woods and the money raised will be used to further improve and maintain the bike trials.
Last year there were 200 racers and over 700 spectators lining the course in Greno woods to see what happens when a Mini Downhill race is put on Peaty Style! They were rewarded by some fast racing from the ten year old groms in their first event through to the man himself; all flowing down a course crafted by local trail builders BikeTrack, before launching into the infamous crowd filled finish bomb hole. This year you can expect more of the same, with a course that is being tweaked to perfection and will include a new rollercoaster berm section. Timing will again be provided by MIJ organizers of their own Welsh series.
This is not a full on DH race, it is a Mini DH with a push up back to the top on a dedicated fire road. The track has some significant features in it but all have a B-Line option around them should you not want to ride them. You do not need a full on DH rig to race, it would suit a mid-travel full sus machine but people have raced on all sorts. Peaty even won on his 29er last year!
A general location map of the event can be found HERE.
Please note: Full face helmets and gloves are mandatory for this race.
Whatever your reason is for attending the race, be it for the serious competition or just to have the experience of racing a mini Downhill, we’ll make it fun for all. Riders will get two timed runs with the fastest 3 riders in each category receiving a prize and a unique medal from the creative folks at Tado
Spectators will be able to see large stretches of the track, so make sure you bring your friends and family along.
There will be on site Medical cover , catering, toilets and car parking available. Car Parking will be £2 this year to cover the cost of the lost revenue from the damage to Farmer Jacks Field. No race or spectator parking will be tolerated in the Forestry commission car park and anyone parking here will jeopardize the future of the event.
Local favorites and long-time supporters Bradfield Brewery will be on hand to quench thirsts and Motoré Café will be providing a lift for the discerning coffee drinkers too. If you needed more incentive to pedal harder Whirlow Hall Farm Café will be providing us with a BBQ and Hog Roast and Streetfood Chef will be on hand to feed you with their award winning Burritos
- 8:00 - 10:00 - Registration
- 9:00 - 12:00 - Course open for practice
- 12:00 - 12:15 - Course Closed
- 12:15 - 4:45 - Race Runs
- 4:45 - Podiums, Prize giving and raffle draw
Registration takes place in the car park in Farmer Jacks Field, as shown on the map here. You will need to leave £5 deposit for your number board, this needs to be a 5 pound note so that we can return it to you after the race if you don't want to keep the board . Please leave plenty of time to register as queues get very long at peak times. If you are late, you will not be able to race.
Our Tshirts with a brand new design will be available for sale at the registration desk and at the finish of the race for £10. The TShirts have been designed by our friend and racer, Luke Heliwell. Many thanks lad!
Fancy Dress Competition
We couldn't let the May the 4th pass without giving a significant nod to Star Wars. As such we are running a fancy dress contest. This is open to all, Racers, Spectators and Marshalls. The best dressed person will receive a Cotic Bfe Frame. That's 300 quids worth for some imagination and dressing up. Can you imagine the heckles... "Whip it Wookie!!!"
We have many amazing prizes to give away in this years raffle. To avoid the long drawn our drawing process, we will be bundling prizes together in to amazing lots.
Tickets will be available for sale on the day along side the TShirts at registration and in the finish arena.
Once again this year our sponsors have been incredibly generous. More prize details as we get them!
|Our long time supporters are giving away a large TR A black gold with CTD Kashima frame to one lucky winner.|
|Also Sponsors from day one, Cotic have given us a Bfe Frame to give away on the day. This will be awarded to the best dressed Star Wars Fancy Dress|
|As well as having put on race specific course Aline are offering up a full days 1 to 1 coaching, worth £210, for the person judged to have the best crash on the day.|
|To get the pros interested, Avanti are again offering up cold hard cash to reward to winners!|
|Ticket 2 ride are donating a free 2 week holiday for two people together.|
|Trail Addiction are giving us a full weeks holiday to give away|
|Long time sponsors Monster will again be on hand with their high energy goodness and a sound system to keep us dancing|
|Just Riding Along are giving away a full wheelset, tyres, tubes and TShirts.|
|Bike garage are giving away £150 worth of bike servicing|
|The Bike Tree are providing Goodie bags and servicing vouchers|
|Wharncliffe Cycle Tech are giving away Fork and Shock servicing packages|
|EBC are giving away a Revolution Tune Up Workstand, an Advanced Toolkit and a Standard Toolkit|
|18 Bikes are kindly supplying thank you bags to all our hard working marshals|
|JE James' are giving away a set of Crank Brothers Mallet Pedals|
|Over ride Cycles are giving away goodie bags for all entrants|
|Clif Bar are giving away a free bar to each entrant to keep them fueled|
|Shorelines are supplying us with Chromag OSX Bars, grips, saddles, tees and stickers to give away.|
|5:10 will be giving away shoes and clothing to some of our winners|
|Uberbike are giving away some of their 1200 Lights, Bottom brackets, Brake pads, grips and Tees|
|Our long time sponsors Polaris are giving away Vouchers worth £150 to some of our winners|
|Orange are giving a complete respray away to one lucky orange rider|
|Ana Nicoola are giving away some of their amazing clothing to our lucky lasses!|
|Mucky Nutz are supplying us with some custom branded fenders which will be available for purchase at the race and given away as prizes.|
|Whitakers Signs are supplying all the numbers boards for the race again this year.|
|TADO will once again be supplying us with some amazing medals for everyone on the podium|
|YorScaff will again be providing us with a huge start ramp to get the racers off to a fast start|
Entries this year effectively sold out within an hour and a half with only a few Rippers and Women's places left. We can't believe what we broke our own record from last year and huge thanks for your support.
Please note: Full face helmets and gloves are mandatory for this race.
What is the cancellation policy?
- As this is a charity race and entries are only open a few weeks before the race there will be no refunds or transfers available. You cannot sell your entry if you are unable to attend and only those names on the list will be able to race.
If you didnt manage to get Entry, why don't you head up to Kidland and enter the Northern Downhill Round 2. Its only £50 for the whole weekend including uplift, you can also enter just for the Sunday if you prefer.
The Greno Woodland appeal is an on-going fund raising campaign, where the local community is attempting to raise £1 million to buy the forest back.
This would secure the woodlands use and maintenance for years to come, with Mountain Biking being one of the many activities in mind. All profits from the race will go directly to the Wildlife Trusts appeal.
Please pledge your support at: www.grenowoods.com
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