Downhill Mountain Bike

The BUCS Downhill Mountain Bike Championships are coming! Fingers crossed for a weekend of sun and great competition!

Please see below for the final information you should need to sure you are in the right place at the right time over the weekend. If there is anything else you need to know, please get in touch!

Live timing will be available during the weekend. This can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
 

http://my3.raceresult.com/36746/

 
BUCS DH MTB Championships 2015 - Pre-Event Information
 
Date: 18th and 19th April 2015
 
Venue: Innerleithen, Scotland - grid reference NT 335 357. If you are using SatNav the nearest postcode is EH44 6PW.
 
Car parking is available at the venue at a cost of £3 per vehicle.
 
Championships: BUCS Individual Men's Championship, BUCS Individual Women's Championship, BUCS Men's Team Championship (3 male riders from the same institution), BUCS Women's Team Championship (2 female riders from the same institution).
 
Schedule:
 
Friday 17th April
 
16:00-18:00 - Registration open 
 
Saturday 18th April
 
08:30-17:00 - Registration open
 
09:00-10:15 - DH Course open for foot inspection only
 
10:30-17:00 - DH Course open for practice with uplift
 
17:30 - Team Captain and Rider briefing
 
Sunday 19th April
 
08:30-11:30 - Registration Open
 
09:00-12:30 - DH Course open for practice with uplift
 
13:00-15:15 - Qualifying run
 
16:00-17:00 - Championship run
 
17:30 - Medal presentation
 
Start List: Please see start list and bib list here. All entries submitted before the entry deadline have been accepted.
 
Registration: All riders will need to register to pick up their race number before practice or competing. Registration will take place in the BUCS tent from 9.30am on Saturday 18th April.
 
Number Boards & Transponders: There will be live timing at this year’s event, which will be shown at the link here: http://my3.raceresult.com/36746/
 
All riders will wear transponders which must be returned following the competition.  Any competitors that do not return their number board will be fined £5 and £90 for the transponder via their institutions BUCScore account.
 
Championship Format: All riders will get 1 qualifying run, with the top 100 male and top 10 female riders qualifying for the Championship run.  The fastest time from the Championship run will determine finishing places.
 
Championship medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd quickest finishers from the Championship run.
 
Men’s team medals are awarded for the 3 fastest Championship run times per Institution, and Women’s Team medals are awarded for the 2 fastest Championship run times per Institution.
 
Camping: The camping area can be found at the venue, and there will be portaloos and catering onsite for your comfort. It is a private field and as such we ask all competitors to respect the land owners and neighbours by adhering to a few site rules:
 
- No fires whatsoever are permitted onsite.
 
- No loud music to be played – please respect other riders and neighbours.
 
-  Riders should respect land owners and under no circumstances approach private houses on-site.
 
- There will be portaloos on-site for rider’s convenience. Please respect these and leave them in the state that you found them in.
 
- There will be a skip on site, all riders must ensure than any rubbish they bring with them is deposited in the skips, no rubbish should be left at the site.
 
Please note any disruptive behaviour will result in ejection from the campsite and the competition, and could result in disqualification for the entire team and further disciplinary action.
 
Marshals: We still require a number of marshals to help run the event, so we need you or your team mates to get involved!
 
Marshals will receive:
 
- Travel expenses to and from the venue to a maximum of £25 per day
- Lunch and snacks
- Some BUCS kit
- Free camping
 
If you can help out, and fancy seeing some great student riding on an exciting course, then please get in touch by email catherine.massie@bucs.org.uk.
 
Any other questions, please get in touch otherwise we look forward to seeing you in Innerleithen!
 
Catherine Massie
Sport Manager

BUCS DH MTB Championships 2015 - Entry Information

Date: 18th and 19th April 2015

Venue: Innerleithen, Scotland

Cost of entry: £60 per competitor (including camping on Friday and Saturday night)

Entry Closing Date: 2nd April 2015

Entry Process: Entries need to be entered on BUCScore, our online entry system. Please speak to your Athletic Union as they will need to enter you into the competiton on this system).

Alumni Guest Entries:
Alumni competitors can compete as guests in the competition by completing the paper entry form here. Card payment over the phone will be required prior to the closing date. Guests will only be able to compete in the individual competition, and will not count towards BUCS points. Please note that once entered into the competition, no entry fees will be refunded unless a withdrawal is due to injury and is supported by a doctors note.

Championships:
BUCS Individual Men's Championship, BUCS Individual Women's Championship, BUCS Men's Team Championship (3 male riders from the same institution), BUCS Women's Team Championship (2 female riders from the same institution).

Please note: You do not need to enter the team championship on BUCScore. The team time is automatically calculated by adding up the times of the 3 fastest male, or 2 fastest female, individual riders (entered into the indidividual competition).

Event format:

Saturday 18th April - Practice day. Uplift available all day for all entered competitors.
Sunday 19th April - Practice in the morning. Uplift available. Qualifying run in the afternoon, followed by Championship run for fastest 100 riders.

Final schedule will be confirmed in the pre-event information.

BUCS Downhill MTB Championships - Marshals needed

To run the event, BUCS need 25 marshals, so we need you or your team mates to get involved!

Marshals will receive:

• Travel expenses to and from the venue at the BUCS rate of 0.45p per mile
• Lunch and snacks
• Some BUCS kit
• Free camping

If you can help out, and fancy seeing some great student riding on an exciting course, then please get in touch by completing this form.

Additional information required for the BUCScore entry form:


• Is the competitor a member of British Cycling?
• Please enter your BC licence number (if rider has one)
• Relevant medical information (e.g. allergies, asthma, diabetes)    
• Emergency contact name    
• Emergency contact number    
• Disclaimer: It is in the interests of all the competitors to pre-ride/inspect the course, and is entirely their decision to take part. Please ensure the individual is fully conversant with the rules of the event. Clicking this box acts as agreement that neither the organisers, nor their agents, officials, land owners, sponsors or fellow competitors shall be liable in any way or in any circumstances for any damage or injury suffered by the individual in connection with this event. The individual will abide by the rules of the promoter. The individual will participate entirely at their own risk and will ride in a manner that is safe. The cycle used by the individual will be in good working order and properly maintained. The individual agrees to abide by the rules of the site and accepts that they will be liable for any damage caused (knowingly or otherwise). The individual will behave in a manner that befits a national sporting event, and any misbehaviour may result in disqualification, team penalisation or fine. Please tick here to confirm.    
• Yes

Pre-event information: Published on the BUCS website and in BUCS Essentials on the 7th February 2015.

Any questions, please get in touch!

Catherine Massie
Sport Manager