The 2018 Schwalbe British 4X Series moves to Afan, South Wales.
After a fantastic start to the 2018 season, it looks like it is going to be the biggest event so far
All Schwalbe British 4X rounds are accessible to all. From rippers aged 10 years and older, beginners who can enter Fun (12 to 17 year olds) and Big Fun (18+) all the way up to Vets, there is a class for you. With entry costs of £30 for pre entry and £40 on the day, there is no cheaper way of racing your Mountain Bike all day long with no queues, great viewing for spectators and a fun atmosphere that will make you want to keep coming back for more.
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Important this is a Saturday race.
There is an enduro race on the same day and will be using the bottom of the 4x track going across the pro line jumps. The track is open to rider on Saturday upto this point of the track.
You can ride the track before registration starts but this is not part of the event and at your own risk.
Saturday – Race Day
15.00 – 18.00 Open practice on whole track with Medics and Marshals.
16:00 – 16.30 Gate Practice Session 1 for Fun, Big Fun, Rippers, Juvenile, Youth, Master, Vets and Ladies only (Number Boards 251+)
16.30 – 17.00 Gate Practice Session 2 for Junior, Senior, Pro Elite only (Number boards 250 and below
17.30 – 18.00 Full Track
17.25 Rider List posted – you must check this list before the motos are drawn. Any mistakes cannot be rectified after the motos have been printed.
18.00 Course Closed.
18.00 Motos Printed
18.20 Riders meeting.
18.30 3 Motos
20.30pm Podiums Top 5 in each category
Afan Dirt Park, Port Talbot, SA12 9SP
Entry procedure, distribution of identification numbers: The race is pre-entry only, though if spaces remain, we will accept very limited entries on the day. Enter via the British Cycling website.
If you’re racing Fun or Big Fun you do not need a race licence but for all other categories please make sure you have a valid British Cycling Membership (Silver or Gold) and a Race Licence.
Race entry is £30.00 plus British Cycling booking fee.
Racer numbers will be available at Registration where all riders must sign on and present their valid racing licence (except Fun). Failure to produce a valid racing licence will mean an instant £10.00 cash administration charge that will go straight to British Cycling. Once paid the rider can then complete registration and compete in the event.
Riders will be given one number board for the series. It is their responsibility to look after it. A lost number board will mean a £5.00 charge for a replacement as will a number board that has a modified shape and sponsors’ logos removed. No defacing of number boards. The number boards remain the property of British 4X Series until the end of your race season.
- Fun 13 to 16 Riders must be in the year of their 13th or 16th birthdays.
- Big Fun – Riders must be in there 17th year or older.
- Rippers Riders must be in the year of their 10th, 11th or 12th birthdays.
- Juvenile – Riders must be in the year of their 13th or 14th birthday.
- Youth – Riders in the year of their 15th or 16th birthdays.
- Junior – Riders in the year of their 17th or 18th birthdays.
- Senior – Riders in the year of their 19th birthday then the Senior category is the appropriate aged based category.
- Master – For riders aged 30 to 39.
- Veteran – For riders aged 40+
Prize Money: The 3 in Pro Elite Men will receive prize money.
Race Regulations: The event will run under BC and UCI Regulations and Penalties. Please make sure you aware of the rules. A course inspection will performed before the start of practice with the Chief BC Commissaire and any recommendations will be implemented.
The course will be covered by marshals. They will have red and yellow flags, radio communications and be briefed each morning.
British 4X rules incorporate those laid out in the current BC handbook.
We recommend that all riders and especially Juvenile and Youth age riders must wear the following body armour: Full Spine Elbow pads Knee pads.
Behavior – Anti-social behaviour, vandalsim, riding mini-bikes, motorbikes, driving recklessly at the event (Disqualified). Acts of violence, intimidation or vandalism will receive a lifetime ban. Under suspicion of theft, the police will be called and you will be detained until their arrival
Race Timing: Race Timing will be carried out by the British 4X Team, Results will be posted in the main arena on completion of each event and online by Monday 12:00 after the event. The riders will start from the 4 man start gate. The finish line officals will identify riders by there number board to capture the riders crossing the line.
Top 3 Riders on Podium
Minimum of 5 riders to make a Series Podium category
Best 5 from 6 Rounds with the Final round being the deciding round if any category is drawn on Points.
If there is a draw on the final race highest place finisher decides the title using the count back.
Points award by finishing position in race category.
Team Members need to be registered at the first round of the series. Riders can be added to the team until the 3rd round of the series but the points cannot be back dated.
Medical: Paramedic Medical Cover will be provided, both on course and from an identifiable Base Station in the event arena.
Illegal Drugs Policy:
We run a zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs. If we suspect you are in possession of or using illegal drugs we will ask you to leave the venue and the Police may well be called.
A rider seen/herd to be talking about taking out another rider will be disqualified from the race and will receive no refund.
Camping: Camping will be available onsite in a separate Camping area.
PA System: A full Public Announcement Facility will be on site with announcements throughout the day. A Notice Board will also be on display in the Race Office/Rider Registration area for displaying information regarding the event.
Catering: There will be onsite Catering providing fresh hot and cold food and refreshments.
Toilets: This will also include men & women-only facilities. All will be serviced on Saturday evening and re-stocked throughout the weekend.
Refunds and Transfers: If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions: 29+ days notice: £75% paid back. 15-28 days notice: 50% paid back. 14 days or less notice: no refund.
Transfer requests 14 days or less notice are not applicable. Please note you cannot swap your entry with a new rider. Please note the race weekend set up starts from on Friday therefore the timescales above mean all e-mails must be received by our deadline which is 17.00 on the Thursday.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we will not deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or Facebook. British 4X Series reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if circumstances beyond the control of the organiser should arise. This includes cancellation of event due to extreme weather, acts of God, violence, civil disobedience and war. If a British 4X Series event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred. It is your responsibility to ensure the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements. If the event is cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund any entry fee. We are also unable to transfer your entry to another event.
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All Motos, heats and finals all be uploaded live to the British 4X Website during race day subject to 3G phone signal.