Mak­ing Tracks an­nual bik­ing fes­ti­val re­turns toA­lyth

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - DRIVETIME EXTRA -

Alyth Bike Club is host­ing their an­nual race day ‘Mak­ing Tracks’ on Satur­day.

Rac­ing be­gins at 1.30pm with the fol­low­ing events: down­hill – timed run down through nat­u­ral trail and then onto the bike park fin­ish­ing at the bot­tom of the blue trail; dirt crit – as many laps of a mel­low cross coun­try course as you can do in 15 min­utes (10 min­utes for the younger ones); pump track time trial – mul­ti­ple timed laps of the pump track; hill climb – timed run up to the event vil­lage.

Rac­ing will be male and fe­male in the fol­low­ing age groups: U6 (born 2011 or on­ward, no down­hill five minute dirt crit); U8 (born 2009 or 2010, down­hill on blue trail only, 10 minute dirt crit); U10 (born 2007 or 2008, 15 minute dirt crit); U12 (born 2005 or 2006); U14 (born 2003 or 2004).

Each event will earn points to­wards an over­all plac­ing.

All in­di­vid­ual points will count to­wards a team’s points to­tal and or­gan­is­ers are hope­ful that there will be enough en­trants from other clubs to have an in­ter­club tro­phy. Teams must con­sist of six mem­bers and be reg­is­tered in ad­vance. All in­di­vid­ual points will count to­wards the teams points to­tal.

Mak­ing Tracks is one of Alyth Bike Club’s big­gest fundrais­ing events of the year.

Pro­ceeds from the event go to­wards the con­tin­ued main­te­nance and up­keep costs of the com­mu­nity wood­land and bike park, with most of the money raised cov­er­ing in­sur­ance costs for the bike park, vol­un­teer days and the bike club.

Alyth Bike Club is also hold­ing a raf­fle with the chance to win a Merida Big Seven 100 Moun­tain Bike or equiv­a­lent wheel set do­nated by Alyth Cy­cles.

Other prizes in­clude an archery ses­sion with Out­door Ex­plore, a mixed crate of wine from GA David­son and vouch­ers from Tiso in Perth, An­gela Maughan For­ever Liv­ing, Blair­gowrie Phys­io­ther­apy and Shred XS.

Tick­ets cost £1 each and are avail­able from Alyth Cy­cles in The Barony on Com­mer­cial Street. The raf­fle will be drawn at 4pm on Satur­day.

The guided rides get un­der way at 10.30am and there will be op­tions suit­able for all adults from the steep­est stuff on the hill to much more mel­low jour­neys.

Please reg­is­ter for the guided rides from 10am at the bike park. Race en­try is £10 per per­son through Bri­tish Cy­cling or on the day. A team of six is £36 and should reg­is­ter by email­ing eliot­palmer@bt­in­ter­

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