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Eastgate (Co Durham) TT September 8th 2019 UPLIFTED!!!

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This is NDH's Trail bike TT race at Eastgate in the Wear Valley of County Durham . For those of you that have not raced down huge grass fields you realy need to check it out! This hill also has lots of natural fun shapes. New for 2019 we are changing the direction of the track heading down the steeper bit of the farm. I m sure a few eagle eyed riders will have noticed this area of the farm. In previous year and Enduro bike was the preferred option and it still will be. However it will be more fun for those on DH bikes than in previous years.

EARLY ENTRY DISCOUNT enter EAST5ER to receive a £5.00 early entry discount
Podium Prizes courtesy of Start Cycles

This event closes with 130 competitors so that we can ensure you lots of lifts with the NDH bike racks coming out of retirement to keep your bikes scratch free :)

Trail Bike TT is a Downhill style event aimed at Enduro / Trailbikes on a fun trail. Basically whatever bike you take out for a Sunday blast is a cool bike for this event. All you need is your bike a full face helmet and and some end plugs in your bars.

NDH Trail bike TT
Eastgate Weardale

The Course:
Course rating (1-5 with 5 being very technical): Rating 3.5.
The finish arena is identified by the NDH timing trailer. Riders are advised to wear suitable protection, walk the course prior to riding and ride within their own ability level.
Nearest Hospital: Durham
Nearest Police Station: Bishop Aukland
Organisation: NDH
Race Director: Carl Davison Race Web Site:
2017 Race Schedule:
Cource open for foot inspection at 9am
Sign on opens at 9.00am
Marshals meeting 9.00
Practice opens at 10.00
Practice closes at 13.45.

Racing from 14.00

All times are estimated and subject to change depending on conditions and rider numbers
Racer numbers will be available at the race from the NDH timing trailer and is were all riders must sign on and complete 2 practise runs before competing

Footage from the year NDH began!!!!

Categories will require a minimum of 5 competitors to stand alone, if your age group has less you will merge into the nearest suitable category. You will still be identified in your category to see how you fare against your peers. This rule stands for our female racers too.
Juvenile 13-14 years of age. Youth 15-16 yers of age. Veteran 40-49 years of age. Master 30-39 years of age. Women 13 and over. Junior 17-18 years of age. Senior 19-29 years of age.
Juvenile - Riders must be in the year of their 13th 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
EBIKES are welcome but in there own category.

Race Regulations: The event will run under BC Regulations and Penalties. Please make sure you aware of the rules.
NDH rules incorporate those laid out in the current BC handbook of 2018.

Riders will start from a designated start area and will cross a timing transmitter to start the timing. The finish line will use another transmitter the rider crossing the line. A large T.V screen will show the results live at the finish line
Medical: Full medical cover both on course and from an identifiable Base Station in the event arena. A paramedic and assistant will be onsite..
Camping: No Camping is available onsite.
Catering: Catering Trailer
Toilets: Porta Loos
Refunds and Transfers: If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions:
14 days or less notice: no refund.
NDH Events reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if circumstances beyond the control of the organiser should arise. This includes cancellation of event due to extreme weather, actscts of God, violence, civil disobedience and war. If an NDH 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.
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Course Marshals: Marshals will be in place on course Sunday throughout training. Each marshal will be easily identifiable by wearing a high visibility vest and will be supplied with a working two way radio, a whistle, red and yellow flag and a supply of refreshments. We aim to ensure all our marshals are aged 16 or over and fit and able.