Making Tracks annual biking festival returns toAlyth
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 firstname.lastname@example.org