Tel - 07980 851180
09:30 registration opens
10:00 - 11:00 Coaching session for all age groups
11:00 - 12:00 Dirt crit races
12:00 -13:30 Skills Coaching
13:30 - 14:00 Presentation
There will be prizes and a certificate for 1st to 3rd at each event there are no British cycling points awarded and no series award.
Due to the nature of this event, a list of full results will not be available.
1st, 2nd & 3rd will be given on the day but no timing will be given as this is about the coaching of the course and not all about the racing.
Welsh Cycling Dirt Day
Dirt Crits will have a coached session on the course, followed by a race. Riders will then face the skills challenge, where they will be coached through the course giving them the fundamental core mountain bike skills to become a better racer.
Youth riders will benefit from being coached through the racing circuit, before taking part in the race on the same circuit. They will be taught how to race on technical terrain, including climbs, descents and off-camber sections. The skills element will enable riders to tackle bigger challenges in a controlled environment without pressure to perform. This will give them the fundamental skills to carry forward to the Welsh Cycling Mountain Bike Cross Country Series and step up to the HSBC UK National Mountain Bike Cross Country Series.
The format will offer the children there specific experiences –
Pre Dirt Crit Coaching
The coaching session will take place on the pre prepared dirt crit circuit will give the riders the opportunity to practise the course and ask the coaches any questions they may have about skills development or the race ahead. The riders will also be coached over the technical sections and helped to select appropriate lines (A and B) helping the rider to have as much fun as possible whilst developing their skills.
2. The Dirt Crit
The Dirt Crit racing will be on the same circuit as used for the coaching sessions, thus offering the riders the opportunity to put into practise the skills that they’ve been coached on. The course will consist of some climbing and fun filled descents and some faster sections of single track along with technical sections, all offering a minimum of 1 A line and 1 B line. Typically, the course will be no longer than a 10 min lap for under 16s.
3. Post Dirt Crit coach lead skill session
To further enhance the rider’s skills and address opportunities for improvement directly following on from the race, there will be 6 skill sections all of which will have their own individual coach.
Dirt Crits Series 2017
Dirt Crit 1 Cwrt y Gollen, Crickhowell
Hosted by Filthy Cycling and Abergavenny RC
Saturday 24 June 2017
Dirt Crit 2 Nant BH, Conwy
Hosted by Clwb Beicio Mynydd Dyffryn Conwy and Dreigiau Coed y Brenin Dragons
Saturday 8 July 2017
Dirt Crit 3 Barry Sidings Country Park, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Hosted by The Bike Doctor
Saturday 15 July 2017
The Dirt Crit Series Final will take place on Sunday 17 September at the Royal Welsh Showground, with support from The Bulls. The final will allow riders to put their skills to the test against the clock and their peers. This will be followed by the final race on the Dirt Crit circuit with a festival theme to the day. Camping will also be available direct with the Royal Welsh Showground.