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22/05/2022 | Various, Isle of Man Manx Mud - Downhill MTB - (5 Rounds)

2022 Manx Mud Downhill Series

Event Info / Rules & Regulations

 

ROUND 1 - Arassey Plantation

Downhill mountain biking is gravity assisted racing, competitors will race between the tapes down a taped course navigating turns, jumps, and technical features such as roots and rocks, previous experience of riding enduro / downhill type trails is advisable.

The 2022 Manx Mud Downhill Series is a 5 round championship taking place in plantations across the island on purpose-built courses designed with the focus of being fun for all competitors.

EVENT REGISTRATION AND SIGN ON

All participants must enter online before the event registration close date, Entries close at 12am on the Thursday prior to the weekend race date. NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE DAY.

All riders U18 years MUST have a parent or responsible adult with them when registering on the day. The parent/responsible adult must remain on site for the duration of the event and must sign the declaration on the sign-on sheets in order for the U18 rider to collect their number board and race.

Before you start riding on the day of the event you MUST sign on, collect your race number plate. You must affix your race plate to your bike to be permitted to practice. Entry fees are stated below.

Youth / Junior: Entry Fee £20                                        All other categories: Entry Fee £25        


 

EVENT SCHEDULE

TIME

RACE DAY

8:45am – 09:30am

Event Sign On

09:40am / 09:45am

Marshall / Rider Briefing

10:00am – 12:45pm

Course open for Practice

1:00pm >

Race runs 1 & 2

3pm Approx

Presentation

 

* All riders must complete at least two full practice runs during the morning practice session to be allowed to race. 

Individual 1st run start times for all riders will be posted at event sign on, in the morning. Please check your start time and make sure you are at the top ready for your race run in good time.

During race runs riders will set-off at 30 second intervals,

Tracks will be taped on the Friday evening / Saturday morning allowing riders to practice the day before the event. This is NOT official practice under a controlled event environment so it is important you remain alert to other plantation users, other riders and people who may be WALKING the track.

 

RIDER CATEGORIES

Riders will be automatically entered into categories based on the information provided when using the online entry system, competitors do not change category during the year. The ‘ELITE’ category has been introduced which is inclusive of the top 10 overall championship riders from the 2021 season.

CATEGORY

REQUIREMENTS

ELITE

Top 10 overall finishers from 2021 race season.

YOUTH

Riders in year of their 13th to 15th Birthday

JUNIOR

Riders in year of their 16th to 18th Birthday

SENIOR

Riders in year of their 19th to 29th Birthday

MASTER

Riders in year of their 30th to 39th Birthday

VETERAN

Riders 40+ years of age

WOMENS

All Ages

 

RIDER CATEGORIES

Riders will be automatically entered into categories based on the information provided when using the online entry system, competitors do not change category during the year.

Category Requirements
YOUTH Riders in year of 13th to 15th Birthday
JUNIOR Riders in year of 16th to 18th Birthday
SENIOR Riders in year of 19th to 29th Birthday
MASTER Riders in year of 30th to 39th Birthday
VETERAN Riders 40+ years of age
WOMEN All Ages

A two timed run format will be used with the fastest run time from either run counting towards the race result from each round. Points will be awarded for both your category and overall ranking position.

 

RACE FORMAT & CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Final Championship standings are calculated on a riders best 8 out of a possible 10 race run results. This format will allow riders to drop a round through absence or sacrifice their worst 2 run results of the series if they enter all 5 championship rounds. See below table for championship points system.

Rank

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

Overall

Championship Run Points

150

125

110

100

90

80

70

65

60

55

50

47

44

41

38

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

36

34

32

30

28

26

24

22

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

Rank

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

Category

Championship Run Points

50

40

35

32

30

28

26

24

22

20

19

18

17

16

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

5

5

5

5

5

 

LIVE TIMING

Manx Timing Solutions ‘MTS’ will provide live timing for all events via timing chips fixed to the back of all competitor number boards. It is important that all competitors fit number boards to their bikes, ensure that these are not damaged during the event and are returned at the end of the day.

Live timing screen will be displayed at the finish area and live results can also be accessed via any internet enabled device remotely live during the event, a link for this will be provided prior to the event.

 

E-BIKES

To enter the race on an E-bike, motor assistance must be disabled / battery removed from the bicycle. E-bikes are not insured to compete at British Cycling race events and therefore would invalidate event insurance. Riders are NOT permitted to ride down the course carrying a battery for shuttling runs.

 

RIDER SAFETY

Riders are responsible for ensuring their bicycle is fit for purpose with 2 working brakes & bar ends fitted. It is recommended that a full suspension ‘enduro’ or ‘downhill’ type mountain bike is used.

Helmet cams are only permitted to be used on bicycles during practice.

In accordance with British Cycling, see below table for requirements on helmets and body armour. 

COMPULSORY   FULL FACE HELMET (IN GOOD CONDITION), KNEE PADS

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  

BACK, ELBOW & SHOULDER PROTECTION, THIGH PADDING, SHIN PADDING, LONG PANTS, LONG SLEEVE TOP, GLOVES, NECK BRACE, GOGGLES

 

RIDER ETIQUETTE

With up to 100 riders at each race the course can become congested at times. To minimise delays and for your safety it is important that you.

  • ·Comply with any instruction given to you by a race marshall
  • ·Do not stop and block the course, if you need to stop for any reason move off the course and outside the tapes so as not to impede other riders.
  • ·If you leave the course for whatever reason, always make sure it is safe to re-enter the course and you are not going to obstruct any oncoming riders.
  • ·No uplift is provided, do not push back up the track, use the designated push up route.
  • ·If caught by a faster rider please try and give way at the earliest opportunity.

 

FIRST AID

St Johns Ambulance will be kindly providing first aid cover for events, qualified first aiders and 4x4 vehicle will be on-site during event and competitors will be informed of event location first aid point.

 

ALL EVENTS ARE RUN IN ACCORDANCE WITH BRITISH CYCLING RULES & REGULATIONS, FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE BELOW LINK https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtb/article/bcst_rulebook_and_constitution