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saturday 9th september 2017

After the success of our recent Summer XC race at the venue we are now in the preparation stages for the running of the next event at Black Park, the seventh Night of the Konbbly Tread race. Black Park is conducive to fast close racing and this event heightens the buzz of XC racing by being held once the sun goes down with racing starting at 8 p.m.

Whilst most races that take part or incorporate night time racing tend to be endurance based this goes against the grain, no long slow slog with Stamina deciding the winner this is more eyeballs out gung ho racing where speed wins as the races will take around the one hour mark.

As always, we will be designing a new course for the event to keep our regulars on their toes and it goes without saying that good lights will be required. We are currently working on sponsors for the event but with the Specialized Concept Store in Ruislip already on board as well as the Bucks Off Road Sportive those at the sharp end should be well rewarded.

To bed the circuit in there will be familiarisation rides around the race circuit prior to the event and full details will be publicised on the West Draytons club’s face book page.

The races will cater for all standards of riders over 16 with a special event for fun riders, an open event for Elite/Expert/Sports/Juniors and Masters riders along with veterans and grand veteran classes.

The full course will be approximately 3 miles a lap with the number of laps being dependent on the category entered.

Fun Male/female 3 Laps
Open Male/female 5/4 Laps
Veteran Male/Female 4/3 Laps
Grd Veteran Male/Female 4/3 Laps
On line entry is now available via the British Cycling Website here

Black Park is a country park in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England to the north of the A412 road between Slough and Iver Heath. It is managed by Buckinghamshire County Council. 

Black Park Rd, Slough SL3 6DS

Any questions

Chris Denman

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