It’s only 5 days to go until the first round of the Chicksands Bike Park and Old Skull Race Team Winter 4x series. The 4x track at Chicksands hasn’t seen any racing action since the final round of the British 4x Series in 2010, and that round was placed firmly in people's memories as having some great racing action in the steep wide berms.
The Chicksands Bike Park managers and the Old Skull Race Team wanted to start a grass roots series for beginners who would like to try 4x for the first time right through to seasoned pros looking to keep their snap in top condition over the winter period. There is nothing like it currently in the UK and usually 4x goes into hibernation at the end of the British 4x series and isn't seen again until spring. We were all bored of this and wanted to race, so here we are!
With the recent damp weather, it’s given the sandy track a nice tacky surface and the Chicksands Bike Park team, Old Skull Team and locals have been out tweaking and perfecting the track making sure everything is in tip top condition for the Winter Series opener.
The first corners in the track are now wider and more open, and have had the steps/logs removed from the inside line into the second corner. So many more possibilities for some close elbow to elbow racing!
The track has been changed in a few places the last couple months. One notable change is to the Triple. It was one of the original features of the track, and a lot of people’s favourite jump. But this has now been overhauled and become a large double gap on the right hand half and a rollable/jumpable quad on the left hand side.
The last two corners on the track provide more opportunities for overtakes. Get complacent here and you could lose your moto!
About a third of entries have already been booked. This event will be limited to 150 riders, so pre-enter using the link below if you would like to secure your place. But don’t say we didn’t warn you if you can’t get a spot! Entry is £20 if you use the entry link below before 11.59pm on Saturday, but it’ll cost £25 on the day. Enter using the link below.Eventbrite Winter 4x Series pre-entry.
For more information check out Chicksands Bike Park
or Old Skull Race Team
The series is being sponsored by:
Dartmoor Bikes, Rubena Tyres, Identiti Bikes, Halo wheels, Gusset components, ODI grips and TSG protection.
4x is dead. LONG LIVE 4x!