RED BULL WEAVERS - Race Preview.

Jul 26, 2012 at 11:42
by Simon Paton  


RED BULL WEAVERS
Higherchurch Farm, Frome on Thursday 16th August, 12pm – 8pm.

HEAD TO HEAD, TAKING CYCLING INTO THE CORN.

Crop circles are for sissies! So we've taken to our bikes determined to make our own mark on the corn, straight lines are not an option!

On Thursday 16th August Red Bull Weavers, a dual slalom downhill bike race like no other, will put riders skills and precision to the ultimate test. The course will be cut into the shoulder-high wheat crop, and will feature steep declines, blind corners and tight-lines to test the mettle of the competitors. With riders expected to reach speeds of 40mph, the stage is set for one of the most adrenaline fuelled downhill bike events to date.

Red Bull Weavers

The competition is not about who you are or what bike you've got. Riders can simply pitch up on the day, ride one of the custom made Charge bikes with custom Rockshox forks designed especially for this course. The only requirement here is bravery and skill. We aim to showcase the slick styles of the pro-riders, whilst giving the amateurs a chance to show us what they've got. Some sick prizes will be on the line, but the one thing every rider will be willing to bleed for is the honor of being known as the legendary Red Bull Weaver.

Red Bull Athlete Kye Forte will be riding and said: I'm really excited about this, I do alot of downhill riding but never head to head competition, it's something I've not done before"

Qualifying will take place at the beginning of the day in single timed runs through the winding corn, once the qualification times have been collected, the fastest 16 will progress into the final. The final format will be a ferocious head-to-head battle down a freshly cut dual slalom run, each pair of riders will duel through the fields with only one progressing, until only two brave-bikers remain.

We have 100 qualifying spots available for your chance to race the pros please go to the Red Bull Weavers Website, read the bike requirements and fill out the application form.

Timings
Practice 12pm-2pm, Qualifying 2pm – 5pm, Finals 5pm – 7pm

Red Bull Weavers

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