Bull Track Downhill Race August 28th 2011
The Bull Track in East Sussex has become a well established venue to race Downhill at in the South East.Last round has to have been the most commercialized yet; more banners, more people hawking the hill with cameras.
How about the racing?
The secret to the popularity lies here: It is the most laid-back race venue in the area. Fact. Plenty of hollering and banter, all in good nature. Egging each other on is the name of the game here, and is also the best way to get your riding to the next level.
The course is 2/3 field, with the last 3rd being woodland. The woodland is where the majority of changes take place between rounds, with the last one being the most creative yet. It was nice to see the traditional mold for trails being broken, and some more interesting features being thrown in. The gully to hip was a nice addition! As race organizer Alvar Coppard put it “its a fun and entry level race” – the gaps and doubles are there, but there are always ways round them.
Saturday practice costs you £3, and race day operates as the following:
Course open 8.30am
Registration 9.30am until 11.15
Course shut at 11.15am
Racing starts at 11.30am
3 runs times allowing £10 for 16 and under £15 for 17and over
Entries taken on the day
Hope to see you all there! Camping onsite is possible, so long as you take the rubbish home…
To get the Bull track by road:
Coming to Crowborough Cross from Tunbridge wells you take a left at the traffic light’s stay on that road for about a mile and a half when you go under a railway bridge you then take the 2nd left, you go through a water splash over a railway bridge then take a right and the venue is there on the right. Please don’t go there unauthorised this will get us banned from the venue.
To get the Bull track by train:
From Jarvis brook train station it is 10 minuet walk, come out the station go right to Crowborough hill go right again under a railway bridge you then take the 2nd left, you go through a water splash over a railway bridge then take a right and the venue is there on the right. Please don’t go there unauthorised this will get us banned from the venue.
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