WINTER SERIES & SIZZLER
Central Bicycle Studios Winter Series
We have run the first 2 rounds of the Central Bicycle Studios Winter Series at Scott’s Ferry with good turnouts, especially for the junior races, which now make up about half of our fields. Due to the late start to the series we are only running 5 rounds this year with Round 3 next week the 26th July. For this round we are venturing over to our Whanganui neighbours to the Araheke MTB Park beside Lake Wiritoa. To find the park turn onto Kaitoke Road, which is left off SH 3 before Whanganui (heading north). Past Lake Wiritoa and Lakelands to the end of the road. Look for the club flags – we’ll be easy to find.
The CBS Winter Series will then break for a month so we can all ride the Santoft Sizzler before resuming at Foxton on the 30th August. The final round of the series will be on on the 13th September, also at Foxton. See the club Facebook page for more info (just click the button to the right)!
The 11th Santoft Sizzler
Santoft Sizzler is a fun MTB event held in the Santoft Forest at Scotts Ferry, 20km West of Bulls. It is open to solo’s or teams of 2-4 persons to ride as a relay over a 5 hour duration. The course is grade 2-3 single track in the mature pines of Santoft Forest, intersected with a mixture of forest roads and 4wd tracks. Lap distance will be around 6km in length,with average ride time of around 25 minutes per lap. The sand based trails are ideal all weather trails, which are at their best in the damper winter months.
The Sizzler event base will be a “village”set up in the forest on the forest road, where event timing / lap scoring will be recorded. Teams change riders in this “village area”. We have a coffee cart on site delivering your hot coffee and choc fixes and a food tent as well.
There are awesome spot prizes drawn throughout the event courtesy of My Ride, Palmerston North and The Woolshed Cafe, followed by a prize giving of unique Sizzler trophies for grade winners and place-getters. As a fun event, you are welcome to dress up for the occasion, prizes for best dress up team / solo rider from Brew Union in Palmerston North. Enter using the link below: