Race Preview – British 4X Nationals Champs

The weekend of 29/30th July 2017 sees a double-hit of bar-to-bar racing with round 5 of the National British 4X series and the British 4X National Championships taking place back to back at Moelfre.

Both events will take place on a revamped track at Moelfre, just 15 minutes west of Oswestry. Riders will be treated to a fast, challenging and technical track that is tricky enough to keep the experienced racers happy whilst also being fully rollable to keep things fun.

Whilst entries for the National Champs are now closed, riders can still enter Sunday’s National round here or on the day. There are categories for racers with or without British Cycling licenses and no previous racing experience is needed to enter the Big Fun category.

Saturday’s National Champs will see Scott Beaumont defend his title which is under attack from young guns and old dogs alike. Luke Cryer, the Hudson brothers, Will Evans, Charlie Curry, Duncan Ferris, Alex Metcalfe and more will all have their eyes on the Champs jersey. With reigning champion Natasha Bradley not able to attend, the women’s title will be up for grabs.

On Sunday, Round 5 of the British 4X Series will see Will Evans and Tyde D’Souza battling to hold their series leads, with fierce competition to push them from the top spots. In the men’s field, Evans’ lead will be under attack from round four winner Alex Metcalfe and a host of other fast elites. In the women’s field, Tyde will be chased down by Megan Wherry who is hungry for her first national win.

Location:
Farmer Jaq’s
Moelfre Hall
Moelfre
SY10 7QJ

Start Line Grid Reference:

SJ 19078 28779

British National 4X Championships:

Date: Saturday 29th July 2017

Race Schedule
11:00 to 13:00             Registration.
12:00 to 14:00             Open Practice.
14:00 to 14:30             Gate Practice (numbers 250+).
15:30 to 15:00             Gate Practice (numbers 1 to 249).
15:00                           Qualifications Senior Men & Women.
15:30 to 17.00             3 Motos Rippers, Juvenile, Youth, Junior, Master, Vets & Women.
18:00                           Semi finals and finals for all categories.
19:30                            Podiums.


Event Entry

Entries for the event are now closed, with no entries available on the day.

Race Categories:

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 aged 19-29.
Master For riders aged 30 to 39.
Veteran For riders aged 40 to 49.
Grand Veteran For riders aged over 50

British 4X Series Round 5:

Date: Sunday 30th July 2017

Race schedule:

08:30 to 10:30 Registration

09:30 Open practice

10:30 Gate Practice Session for Fun, Big Fun, Rippers, Juvenile, Youth,  Master, Vets and Ladies only

11.00 Gate Practice Session for Junior, Senior, Pro Elite only (Number boards 250 and below

11.25 Rider List posted
11.30 Course Closed.
11.45 Motos Printed
12.00 Riders meeting.
12.05 3 Motos, Run offs, Heats and Finals

4.30pm Podiums Top 5 in each category

Event Entry

Riders can still enter Sunday’s National round here or on the day.

There are categories for racers with or without British Cycling licenses and no previous racing experience is needed to enter the Big Fun category.

Advanced entry is open till Friday 28th July at midnight for £30.

General information:

Catering:

Onsite Catering providing hot and cold food and refreshments.

Toilets:

Mobile toilets will be provided. All will be serviced on Saturday evening and re-stocked throughout the weekend.

Skips:

No skip will be provided, please take your rubbish home for recycling.

Nearest Hospital:

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury. SY3 8XQ.

Nearest Police Station:

Shrewsbury Police Station, Clive Road, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, SY2 5RW.


Public Service Counter opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10am to 4pm



Nearest Showers:

Oswestry Leisure Centre. Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire. SY11 4QB
Friday 06:30 to 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 to 18:00

Drinking Water:

Water is available onsite, we advise you to sterilise the water before consuming.

Nearest Train Station:

Gobowen Railway Station in Oswestry Shropshire. SY11 3JS. Telephone 0845 606 1660.

Nearest Ferry Port:

The Port of Holyhead, Salt Island,Gwynedd, North Wales. LL65 1DR.

Nearest Airport:

Birmingham International BHX. Birmingham Airport is just off Junction 6 of the M42 and is linked into central Birmingham by the A45. If you are using a sat-nav system, the postcode of the airport is B26 3QJ.

Second Airport option;

John Lennon Liverpool Airport. Oglet Lane, Merseyside, Liverpool L24 1YD.

For more information on the British 4X Series, please visit http://www.british4x.com.

You can follow the British 4X Series online at:

https://www.instagram.com/british4x/

https://www.facebook.com/British4x/