Afan 4x Track preview – Filmed and Edited by Pete Newman
This is the opening race on this brand new track at Afan Bike park in South Wales.
The track was designed by Phil Saxena and built by Robbie Griffiths
The track is just over 500metres long and includes a cork screw bridge corner same as used in the World Cup course at Belgium and Canada along with the longest 4x rock garden ever built in the world.
This is the big one!
Saturday is Round 7 of the British 4x series then Sunday its the Round 5 of the European 4X Series.
This one great place with great views of the whole track from the big camping field over looking the track.
The track has been built by Phil Saxena
This is a great spector sport, you can see all the race action from start to finish.
Spectators entry is £? per day.
Online Entry on British Cycling Website
Open from 9.00am until 11.00am.
(You can enter for the race if we have any places left)
At registration, you will be given your race number, ties and any final instructions necessary.
Find out who’s on the Entry List
Please note that these times are provisional and the organizers reserve the right to alter them to suit weather conditions.
SB4XS & Euro 4X Series
Saturday’s round 7 of the National 4X Series and is open for foreign riders as well.
Two non Licensed Categories
Fun Age 12-16
Big Fun 17+
Licensed Categories – Open to any European rider with a National License
Juvenile – Age 12-14
Youth – Age 15-16
Junior – Age 17-18
Senior – Age 19-29
Master – Age 30-39
Veteran – Age 40+
Pro-Elite – 17+
This is full event schedule for the National 4X Series and Euro Fourcross Series.
National 4X Series runs a 3 Moto qualifying format.
Practice will take on the following format:
10.00am Open Practice
11.00am Gate Practice – Fun, Big Fun, Juvenile, Youth, Master, Veteran, Girls
11.30am Gate Practice – Junior, Senior & Pro Elite
12.00 Midday Track Closed Lunch.
12.30pm Racing starts – Moto Format
- Moto 1,2,3
- Run offs if required
1/8 Finals (** Minium number of riders required in a class)
1/4 Finals (** Minium number of riders required in a class)
Semi Finals (** Minium number of riders required in a class)
7:00 – late Dirt Wars & Live Bands
Sunday 18.04. 2010 > EURO FOURCROSS SERIES #3
09:00 – 10:00 Riders registration
10:00 – 11:00 Track open for training
11:00 – 11:30 Gate training
11:30 – 11:45 Riders meeting
12:00 – 12:30 Timed Qualification for Senior
13:00 – 14:00 3 Motos Qualification for Rookie & Master’s
14:01 – 15:00 Rookie & Master Race
15:30 – 16:00 Warm Up & Gates
16:00 – 17:30 Euro Fourcross Rd4 Top 64 Race
18:00 Awards ceremony
Registration fee for the round four of the Euro Fourcross Series is 30 EUR (£30) and for the NPs4x 2010 25 EUR (£25). Payments in both £ and Euro accepted.
Gyfylchi Farm, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, S Wales, U.K. SA12 9SP
The Afan Forest Dirt Park directions
Once you rejoin the A4107 turn left, after about 1.5 miles take the first left towards Neath through the village of Pontredyfen.
Please drive carefully through the village. You will see a pub on the left almost as you leave the village called the Colliers (good beer & food)
Just past the Colliers turn right for Tonmawr and Bryn Bettws Lodge. After half a mile turn right right that will take you along an unsurfaced Forestry Commission road for about a mile to Bryn Bettws Lodge.
Bryn Bettws Log Cabins situated in the heart of the Afan Forest Park
The Bryn Bettws Lodge on site,
sleeps 60 people in its various en-suite mini dorms & Log-cabins. Tel 01639 644037
has lodge accommodation on site. http://www.brynbettwslogcabins.co.uk
All categories registered with UCI will be run according to the most current UCI regulations in 2011.
· The specific regulations for the race
The remaining categories will be run according to British Cycling and Euro 4X series guidelines in a 3 or 4 Moto format similar to BMX. 2011 Euro series rules are yet to be published.
· Class of the event, categories of riders
· Points scale, prize list
Prize money will be as per Class 3
· Detailed race program including training times, schedule of meetings
Training 9:30am until 11:30am
Manager/Rider Meeting 11.30am
· Registration procedure
Pre entry via: www.nps4x.com
Sign on: 9am until 11am at admin area
Race numbers Collect from admin area
Accreditation Collect from admin area
· Description and detailed plan of the course indicating marshal location and medical
points, length, profile and elevation of the course
Height: 305m to 350m
See appendix 1
· Location of award ceremonies, Anti-doping tests, race office, press conference room,
race meeting room, etc.
An area will be created as close to the finish area as possible:
For Anti-Doping and Commissaires, there will be a gazebo with sides, tables, chairs, water and a large portable toilet.
The race office will be next to the finish line and will also house the timing system.
· Time-keeping information: photo-finish, use of light beams and/or transponders
A Tag Heuer system will be used for timing using light beams
· Parking locations teams, riders, public
A Team area will be situated at the bottom of the track close to the finish
Riders will be able to park on site within 100 metres of the course.
The public will park away from riders parking area.
· Location and information of nearest hospital
Neath Port Talbot Hospital