QECP Enduro & Mini DH Trail Test (Mate's Race)

Jan 2, 2013 at 2:49
by Scott Fitzgerald  
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Testing Track
All year the QECP Trail collective have been hard at work building and maintaining the mountain bike trials at Queen Elizabeth country park, Hampshire, UK. It was time for something a bit different. TIME TO RIDE!!!!
Testing Track

Testing Track

We needed to do some testing of a track for next year’s events. So a mate’s race was decided the best way to do it. Lots of the collective turned out as well as friends from Stoughton DH and Gravity Project.
Testing Track

We got the stopwatches out and rope in some volunteers (Injured mountain bikers). With 1 minute gaps between the riders everyone lined up at the start ready for some winter slip & slide fun.
Testing Track

The atmosphere was great with seasoned racers rubbing shoulders with first timers. Everyone was have a great day.
Testing Track

This Track will be used in parts of the DH and Gravity Enduro races in the summer. Look like they will both be great events. There is lots of work to be done by the Collective to get the tracks ready for the summer. Going on the trail building results of 2012 they will relish the challenge.

We had the best weather that this December had to offer, we even had some sun with only 10mins of rain at lunch time.
Testing Track

Testing Track

Everyone was making the most of the dry day.
Testing Track

Track held up well thought the day.
Testing Track

Testing Track

Line choice was key.
Testing Track

Riders were setting some great times.
Testing Track

Testing Track

The results were interesting with almost everyone improving thought the day and of course there were winners!!!
Fastest time of the day was Paul with 1min 17secs.
Testing Track

Testing Track

Happy New Year everyone and it’s a busy 2013 for QECP.

18th & 19th May, QE Cycle Fest. Demo Day, Road sportive, 4h XC Endurance race, Camping, Beer and much more....

1st & 2nd June, Gravity Project DH Series Round 4 @ Queen Elizabeth country park (QECP)

21st July, QECP Trail Collective Gravity Enduro with all profits going back in to the trails at QECP
Poster For Gravity Enduro

For the Gravity Enduro we will be looking for marshals, first aiders and any other help we can get.
Also for the both the DH race and Gravity Enduro we would like to encourage photographers to come along, pictures can
be sold on RootsandRain.com after the race or if there are any amateur photographers out there that would like to come
along and share their pictures on our facebook page that would be great too!

Big thanks to:

Tristan Beard for the pictures

QECP Trail Collective

Stoughton Downhill

Gravity Project

Queen Elizabeth country park (QECP) is located in the south of England in the heart of the South Downs National Park.


  • 2 0
 This was a great day, good fun, and enjoyed riding fast again. The course designer is a genius something for everyone, very fast then very technical, well done.
  • 2 0
 Great day had by all, fast, technical, top marks to the QECP trail collective. The downhill race and enduro are looking good, join in and have fun.
  • 1 0
 Cheers Karl. It was a great day Smile
  • 1 0
 is the course open now for downhilling or you working on it for the dh race
  • 1 0
 It will not be ready till 1st June which will be practice day and the race is on the 2nd june.

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