British Cyclings Shimano BDS Rd1 Antur Stiniog on March 29/30th.

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Shimano BDS - British Cycling National Rd 1 Antur Stiniog on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of March 2014.


Ranking of event:
UCI Category 2 Event.
BC National Single Points.

The Venue: Mountain Bike Centre. Canolfan Beicio Antur Stiniog, Ceudlyllau Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd. LL41 3NB. Telephone: 01766 238 007.
Antur Stiniog DH Centre direct contact regards the venue:

Located on the A470 between Dolgellau and LLanrwst the venue is:
From Aberdeen Distance: 436.7 miles / Time: 8 hr 4 min.
From Birmingham Distance: 118.5 miles / Time: 2 hr 38 min.
From Bristol Distance: 183.0 miles / Time: 3 hr 52 min.
From Edinburgh Distance: 305.7 miles / Time: 5 hr 35 min.
From Fort William Distance: 408.2 miles / Time: 7 hr 32 min.
From Glasgow Distance: 303.9 miles / Time: 5 hr 12 min.
From Liverpool Distance: 78.4 miles / Time: 1 hr 41 min.
From London Distance: 235.6 miles / Time: 4 hr 51 min.
From Sheffield Distance: 143.8 miles / Time: 2 hr 52 min.

Antur Stiniog finish arena is limited in space and will only be for pro teams, retail and display stands. A secondary area is available for the competitors parking and limited camping based on a first come, first served, please note no instant shelters, gazeebos, e-zee ups or awnings allowed. There is a third area that is a large field at the rugby club that is ideal for camping and spectator parking.

The Course: Man made obstacles are in abundance along the whole length of the course with several large jumps and berms. The finish arena is large in size and will be surrounded by crowd barriers.
Riders are advised to wear suitable protection that they think suitable, walk the course prior to riding and ride within their own ability level.

Length - 1.9km.
Start altitude - 485m.
Finish altitude - 250m.
Vertical descent - 235m.
Fastest time 2mins, 30 secs.
Course rating (1-5 with 5 being very technical): Rating 4.

Nearest Train Station:Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway Station. Church Street, Blaenau Festiniog LL41 3HE.

Nearest Ferry Port: Holyhead Port of Holyhead, Holyhead, Anglesey, Gwynedd. LL65 1DQ.

Nearest Airport:Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Liverpool, L24 1YD.

Medical: will provide full medical cover both on course (In a 4x4 vehicle) and from an identifiable Base Station with an ambulance in the event arena. Five medical personnel ranging from one doctor to five paramedics. They will be located at the end of the first building on the left hand side as you drive in, just before the large metal weigh bridge.

Map of venue:

PARKING:Please understand that to bring you new and exciting venues and tracks we have to sometimes compromise on other areas. Parking at Antur Stiniog is very limited so please work with the BDS team and your fellow competitors and spectators to ensure we can accommodate everyone as best we can.

Pro Pits Parking:The finish arena car park is strictly for pro teams and retail/service pitches only and you must be pre-booked in to park there. Only one team vehicle is permitted in this car park. Additional vehicles will have to be parked in the car park over the road in the quarry. No caravans or tents will be permitted.

Racers Camping: The second car park (past the weigh bridge) is for racers only who are camping. Space will be very limited and no e-zee ups or van awnings will be permitted.

Overflow Camping: Camping will be available at the Rugby field and is £5.00 per person per night. This includes; Toilets, Showers, Secure Bike Area on a grassed area. This is 0.6 miles / a good 10 minute walk to the venue.

Racers driving in each day: Parking is available on both Saturday and Sunday over the road from the venue in the quarry car park and will be free of charge.

Spectators: Parking is available on both Saturday and Sunday over the road from the venue in the quarry car park with a charge of £2.00 per vehicle which will go to the Air Ambulance. Please bring the correct change if possible.

Please do not park on the main road as this may result in the Police closing the event down.

Camping: Camping will be available at the Rugby field and is £5.00 per person per night. This includes; Toilets, Showers, Secure Bike Area on a grassed area. This will be a good 10 minute walk to the venue.

Public Announcements: A PA system will be on site with announcements throughout the day. Toby Parodi, the voice of the BDS will be on hand all weekend. A Notice Board will also be on display in the Race Office/Rider Registration area for displaying information regarding the event.

Catering: Onsite Catering providing fresh hot and cold food and refreshments from 07:30 to 20:00 on Friday and Saturday, 07:30 to 18:00 on Sunday.

Toilets: Toilets will be provided, including disabled, urinal and women-only facilities. All will be serviced on Saturday evening and re-stocked throughout the weekend.

Skips: One 14 yard skip will be onsite.

Nearest Hospital: Minor Injuries Unit. Alltwen Hospital. Tremadog, Porthmadog, Gwynedd. LL49 9AQ. Telephone: 01766510010. Open 24 hours.

Main County Hospital: Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital. Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL572PW.7
Telephone: 01248384384. Open 24 hours.

Casualty Evacuation Procedure:
• This document will outline the procedure that Staff of Antur Stiniog Dh + Freeride Centre will follow in the event of a casualty to a rider / member of the general public who will require medical attention, whilst on site.
• An emergency vehicle ( 4x4 quad ) will be located at the Visitors Centre for use by authorized personnel to access area’s of the track quickly, to assess the severity of any injury’s sustained by riders who require medical attention.
• If the injury is minor, and the casualty can be driven back to the Visitor’s Centre, the decision can be made to apply first aid on site, or transport to Allt Wen Minor injury unit in Porthmadog.
• If the injury is severe and the air ambulance / ambulance service has to be called, dial 999 immediately and ask for the ambulance and police mountain rescue teams. All other relevant numbers, grid references, and site address and postcode can be found on this document. The designated First Aider should immediately contact the Emergency services, clearly stating the address, and post code, and any relevant grid references to aid in the rescue.
• The Centre Manager, or his appointed Deputy should be informed of any incident that has occurred on site, irrespective of the severity of the injury.

Site Grid Co Ordinates:
• Visitors Centre / Car Park /Jump Site and Pumptrack: SH69904730
• Trailhead for “Black” and “Black Powder”: SH70254790
• Trailhead for “Wildcart” and “Draft”: SH70404810
• Vehicle access to “Black”: SH70254790

Nearest Police Station: Park Square, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3AD.

For non-emergencies dial: 101 or 0300 330 0101
Before calling this number, ask yourself if it really is a matter for the police or whether there might be another agency better placed to help you.

Nearest Showers: Are located on site and will offer male and female showers and changing facilities for a cost of £2.00 for each shower.

Drinking Water: Drinking water is available onsite.

Bike Wash: A bike wash is available onsite and costs £1.00 for two minutes.

Local Information:

Organisation: BDS Events. Race Director: Simon Paton. Email:
Mobile: 07968 229 359.

2014 Race Schedule:
13:00 Venue open for team pits, parking and camping.
16:00 Course open for on foot inspection only. No transport to the top is provided or permitted.
15:00 Commissaire course walk.
18:00 20:00 Race registration, please bring your valid 2014 BC/UCI Race Licence.

07:00 Course open for on foot inspection only. No transport to the top is provided or permitted.
08:00 - 11:00 Race registration, please bring your valid 2014 BC/UCI Race Licence.
09.00 Uplift opens for all riders
09:30 Open practice for all riders.
18:00 Course Closed.
18:05 Riders meeting.
18:30 Course open for on foot inspection only. No transport to the top is provided or permitted.

08:00 Uplift opens
08:30 Open Practice for all
10:10 Last Uplift Leaves
10:15 First Uplift for racing
10:45 Course Closed
11:00 Timed Seeding Run followed by one timed race run
17:30 Podium for top five in each category

Event Entry: The race is pre-entry only via the British Cycling Website.
Race entry is £72.00 and you will need 100 British Cycling points from your 2013 season to enter on January 4th 2014. Then is spaces are available those with 1 British Cycling point or more can enter on February 1st 2014.

Racer numbers will be available at the race office where all riders must sign on and present their valid National Federations race licence and membership. Failure to do so will result in a £10.00 fine payable to British Cycling. Once paid, the rider can then complete registration and compete in the event.

Riders will be given one number board for the series. It is your responsibility to look after the number board. A lost number board will mean an immediate £5.00 cash charge for a replacement front number board and £3.00 for a rear number board. As will a number board that has a modified shape, sponsors logos removed or both. No defacing of number boards is allowed. The number boards remain the property of BDS Events until the end of your race season.

Note: For series overall positions, four out of five rounds count, including seeding points.

Race Categories and running order for both seeding and race run. Race numbers shown in brackets:
Juvenile - DMR 13-14 years (975-999)
Youth - NS Bikes 15-16 years (900-974)
Grand Veteran - Nuflex 50 and over (800-806)
Veteran - Dainese 40-49 years (700-749)
Master - Marzocchi 30-39 years (600-699)
Women - Flare Clothing 13 and over (525-549)
Elite Women - Schwalbe 19 and over (500-524)
Junior - Outdoor Tech 17-18 years (400-499)
Senior - Spank 19-29 years (200-399)
Expert - X-Fusion 19 and over (100-199)
Elite - Schwalbe - 19 and over (1-99)

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 in the year of their 19th birthday then the Senior category is the appropriate aged based category. See below for how riders can attain Expert or Elite status.
Master - For riders aged 30 to 39.
Veteran - For riders aged 40 to 49.
Grand Veteran - For riders aged over 50

Prize Money: The fastest riders overall from the Male Junior, Senior, Expert and Elite will receive prize money and UCI points in accordance with the UCI rule book.
The fastest riders overall from the Female Junior, Senior and Elite will receive prize money and UCI points in accordance with the UCI rule book. All prize money will be paid directly by the race organiser to the riders by bank transfer. You will be contacted within 48 hours of the event with a request for your bank details and will then be paid with 48 hours. Please note there is no series overall prize money.

Men’s UCI cat 2:
1st 300 Euros
2nd 230 Euros
3rd 165 Euros
4th 130 Euros
5th 105 Euros
6th 90 Euros
7th 80 Euros
8th 65 Euros

Women’s UCI Cat 2:
1st 265 Euros
2nd 200 Euros
3rd 130 Euros
4th 65 Euros

UCi Cat 2 Points Available:
1st - 30
2nd - 20
3rd - 15
4th - 12
5th - 10
6th - 8
7th - 6
8th - 4
9th - 2
10th - 1

For each remaining race category the top five will be invited onto the podium and will win a voucher to cash in at the end of the series after the last round. The race organiser will e-mail each winner directly on Tuesday the 16th of September 2014 stating exactly how much you have won and put you in touch directly with your category sponsor to claim your prize. If you have won for example £100.00 worth of vouchers you can purchase a £120.00 item and pay the difference yourself. If you purchase an item worth £90.00, you can not be refunded the difference.
You must claim your prizes by 18:00GMT on Friday 31st October 2014 or you will loose your prize.

Prize breakdown for each category*.
£100 for 1st place.
£80.00 for 2nd place.
£60.00 for 3rd place.
£40.00 for 4th place.
£20.00 for 5th place.
*This excludes the Grand Veterans category who will receive prizes at each event and also excludes the Elite Male and Female categories.

Rose Bikes Biggest Winning Margin £100.00
The rider who beats the rest of the field in their category during their race run by the biggest winning margin (There must be 10 or more in the category). In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest race time will be declared the winner. Prize money will be paid directly by the race organiser.

Ethic Watches Fastest Time of the Day £100.00
The rider who records the fastest time of the day in their race run. In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest race time in seeding will be declared the winner. Prize money will be paid directly by the Ethic Watches.

Works Components Fastest Time Through the Speed Trap £100.00
The rider who records the fastest time of the day in their race run. In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest overall race time will be declared the winner. Prize money will be paid directly by the race organiser.

Head/Chest Cam Footage: Sponsored by Fox Head, this will be made available for all to view by being posted online through all the various media channels. The BDS have been given approval from British Cycling to allocate filming rights to two chosen media riders of their choice to capture footage on Saturday morning. After filming, the media cards will then be given to the BDS team for uploading. Please note the riders will not have any access to the footage prior to it being uploaded for public viewing.

Podium: The award ceremony will take place ten minutes after the last rider has completed their race run. The podium will be located in the finish arena.

Instant Pop Up Shelters are kindly supplied by Surf & Turf who are supporting the BDS with Instant Pop Up Shelters at every round.[url=][/url]

Uplift Procedure: 8x Mini Buses and Trailers will be used to transport riders and bikes up the hill. Riders will be separated from their bikes. We will provide an uplift marshal at the pickup point. We aim to lift at least 200 riders per hour. The uplift route at no time crosses the race track.
To maximise track time, we suggest you are at the uplift pick up point for 08:45. The last uplift will leave around 17:30 and will run constantly all day.
The uplift pick up point is located next to the main site entrance on the left. To access the uplift please walk or ride around past the medic station and toilets and queue in an orderly fashion.

Race Timing: the UK distributor for Tag Heuer.
Results will be posted in the main arena on completion of each event and online by Sunday 21:00.
Wireless communications will be used. The riders will start from a covered area and will cross a laser beam to start the timing. The finish line will use laser beams again to capture the rider crossing the finish line. A large T.V screen will show the results live at the finish line. Live split timing will be provided. Provisional results from each category will be printed and displayed within five minutes of the category finishing.

Race Regulations: The event will run under BC and UCI Regulations and Penalties. Please make sure you aware of the additional BDS rules:

Protection: Juvenile and Youth are required to wear the following body armour:
Full Spine, Elbow pads and Knee pads.

Refunds, Transfers and Cancellation of the Event: Refunds and Transfers:
If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions:
29+ days notice: Entry fee minus a £12.00 administration charge per round cancelled. Refunds will be credited to your bank account. Please contact the race director stating which round you want to be withdrawn from and what category you are in. Also your bank account sort code and account number to
28 days or less, no refund.
Transfer requests with 29 days notice are applicable for any remaining events in the BDS series that year.
Transfer requests 28 days or less notice are not applicable.
Please note you can not swap your entry with another rider.
The race weekend starts from 15:00 on Friday (Course open for inspection) therefore the timescales above mean all e-mails must be received by our deadline which is 4 weeks before the 15:00 on the Friday of the race weekend.
The above policies are not dependant on circumstances and are final.
Please email please note we will not deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or Facebook. Inform us of your full name, category racing and which rounds of the BDS we are dealing with.

Force Majeure: If the BDS is prevented (directly or indirectly) from performing any of its obligations under the entry agreement by reasons of act of God, strikes, trade disputes, breakdowns, government or political action, interruption of transport, acts of war or terrorism, acts of omissions by a third party for any other reasons whatsoever outside of the BDS control, then the BDS will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may as its option, cancel the event.
If a BDS event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.

It is your responsibility to ensure the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements.

If the event is cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund any entry fee, we are also unable to transfer your entry to another event.

Please follow the British Downhill Series on Facebook to ensure you are kept up to date.

UCI Commissaire: Emans Hubert.

British Cycling Commissaires: Adrian Walls, Chaz Lamley, Tony Williams and Trevor Williams.

Course Marshals: 20x marshals will be in place on course both Saturday and Sunday. Each marshal will be easily identifiable by wearing a high visibility vest. Marshals will also be supplied with a working two way radio, a whistle, a red and yellow flag and refreshments. We aim to ensure all our marshals are aged 21 or over and fit and able.

The marshal briefing will be carried out by the organiser and Chief Commissaire at 08:00 on the Saturday morning at the registration tent and then on Sunday morning at 07:30.

Insurance Document:
British Cycling have issued the insurance document and this has been forwarded to all Commissaires and and will be on display at race registration.

Course Map:
Will be presented to the Commissaires, Medics and Head Marshal on the Friday evening of the event. The map will also be displayed at race registration.

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