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night of the knobbly tread - saturday 9th september 2017

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Welcome to the Black Park Races website, this is the website for those that are interested in Mountain biking racing and riding in Black Park, the regular haunt of prolific Mountain Bike organisers the West Drayton MBC.

After many years of attempting to find a suitable local venue for mountain biking the West Drayton MBC finally got the go ahead in 2006 to use this country park for competition use and since then have run a number of events, Youth racing days, Duathlons, Cross Country races, The Exposure Night of the Knobbly Tread event, a short fast evening of quality XC racing as well as holding rounds of the prestigious Southern XC series which has seen fields of 500 riders!

Although a flat venue over the years the club have scoured the Park for natural obstacles and also added a few man made, which has resulted in the courses in places becoming very technical with some A and B lines having to be incorporated into the circuit.

Due to the great single track and North Shore the venue has become a popular social riding area as well as making for a great race route.

With fantastic support from the rangers at the park both past and present, Tim Williams, Jake Slattery, Matt Madill and Matt May the club have been allowed to expand the areas they use in the park and develop the cycle trails in areas less popular with the regular dog walkers and the feedback from riders has been terrific.

For 2017 two events have been confirmed, the Summer XC race which is to be held on the 4th June, which will feature racing for all ages from under 8’s to over 60s and will cater for all standards from beginner to Elite, then on 9th September, the Night of the Knobbly tread returns for the 7th time. The event which is established on the race calendar is short fast cross country racing in the Dark, this popular event returns once again!

Anyone looking for coaching or guided rides at the Park then get in touch with former race winner at the venue and Southern XC champion, Chris Denman who can arrange familiarisation rides and 1 to 1 coaching, e-mail him at chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

The venue being a country park benefits from a hard standing car park and also has on site toilets and catering with a host of other activities at the park to keep the family occupied.

For those who want to get a flavour of the Night race held every Autumn then check out the following video


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