First race of the year is going down this weekend!
Has all that winter training down the local (pub) been paying off? Well the time has come when the talk stops and the action starts! Details are as follows
– The race is going down this Sunday (29th), Rider sign on is available on Saturday from 12pm-4pm and 8am until 10am on Sunday.
– Please note Saturday will be a normal day at the park and normal entry fee’s will apply!
– Pre entry closes at 6pm on Saturday but entries may be available on Sunday on a strictly first come first served basis. Once they are gone they are gone!
– Camping is available, for more info speak to John or Jill when you arrive at the park; strictly no camp fires or loud partying though!
– The races is open to all ages from 10yrs + and include a ladies and HT category.
– Entry is £27 and can be done online via the below link.
– A full faced lid is required at all times when riding the park, regardless of whether you are racing or not.
– The use of body armor is also strongly advised and all riders are requested to walk the course before riding, even if you think your are familiar with it!
To enter the race online click here
In other news FJTV Dan was out in force this weekend including a preview of the new track sections, check he latest edit here
The secret is out, its going down at the farm on Sept 26th
If you want in head over to facebook, more details to follow!
Weather seems to been rubbish at the moment so it seems a good time to drag out a video from summer! Moving away from DH riding here down to FJ trails, here’s vids from the 2014 dirt jumping season
And so another race season is rounded off up at t’farm. Thanks to the hundreds of people who made the effort to come to one of the five races that went down at the farm this year, the venue is going from strength to strength with John and his gang of trail pixies knocking up pretty much a full new DH line, plus loads of other new stuff. Our next race will be in March, details to follow, in the meantime check out the results, photos and a most excellent video from Dan below
Video : http://www.pinkbike.com/video/384478/
Results : https://www.rootsandrain.com/race3037/2014-oct-26-northwest-mtb-series-4-and-fj-champs-farmer-johns-stockport/categories/
This weekend we will be rounding off the 2014 race season with a bang up at the farm. John has been crafting a new line going down “them there steep woods” and the recent wet weather will make for some slippy racing and adventurous spectating ! This is an unofficial Championship event with two podiums. The criteria for the second podium is that you’re a full member at Farmer Johns Mtb Park apart from that it’s business as usual.
BC points available
Last points race of 2014 (No points in Nov or Dec)
As with other events Borderline continues to work closely with other land owners and organisers and this time none other that Farmer John himself.
This will be the end of year event – Perhaps BBQ, big fire, fire works etc…..
For the event photo on this event you can have a pic of me! Enjoy!
***Please note neither BC licences or FJ membership are required to enter this race***
More details over on the FB group or email eddy(at)fjmtb.com
In case you have been living under a rock for the past 6 months you will probably have noticed the FJ race weekend is going down this weekend. As previously reported in Dirt this is a weekend long mtb feat including the now infamous fancy dress night race, a disco, BBQ and the chance to race the new fJ race line on Sunday down a totally brand new top section!
Also the airbag will be here on Sunday from 11 if you want to practice your special Greg flips and the main FJ trails will be open for any and all of the dirt jumping massive
Get entered on line ASAP via the below link!
Once entered join the hype over on Facebook
The weather pigs say all is good too!
The details are getting through from the farm about the FJ Race Weekend and its looking bigger, better and even more redneck than ever! Bossman Thorpe sent me these details, more to follow. Get entered and remember dont get beat by a chicken!
Ok so who wants to be part of the best fj weekend yet?!!
This year we have -
Saturday Night Race
Sunday DH Race
Exclusive FJ Entry Stickers
Online entry opens soon via bc website or enter on the day.
£40 fj member
£45 non member
plus £2 for number boards.
£20 fj member
£25 non member
Plus £2 number board
Camping £5pp or free if your racing.
8am Gates open
9.30am Sign on
10am-4pm Practice both race tracks
3pm Best turned out Bogie
4pm Bogie racing
8pm Night race fancy dress parade
9pm Night race
9am-12noon sign on
9.30 – 12noon Practice
1pm DH race
Camping available Sunday evening for those wanting to stay.
BOGIE RACING INFO
This is open to anyone willing to have a go! £5 per kart with the money going to the winners and charity. Format tba on the day.
Two man bogie no bigger than 900mmX1600mm
One or two brakes
Steering (it will get asked!)
Re-cycled materials preferred
No pedal power- gravity only
No sharpe sticky out bits
Full face helmets and gloves
Disclaimer to be signed.
See you there!! FJ
Sweet video from last weekends race c/o Dan, check his channel out here and also check my ankles with 17 secs to go!
Here’s another #edit from Rob Graham, I particularly like the Enduro bit,
What a minter of a weekends racing!! Good effort to the 177 (!) of you that turned out to the last round of the North West Champs on Sunday. For those that didn’t make it the race went down “Old faithful”, Johns oldest track, with some new bits to spice things up a bit. The course was bone dry, I actually took my bike home cleaner than when it left the house on Sunday morning, and the racing was fast! Even though conditions were dry there was some good crashing going down, particularly in the lower woods were the infamous FJ root gardens proved they can still trip you up even when its bone dry!
The fastest time of the day went down in Expert by Craig Evans with a 1.20.37, only a natts chuff ahead of James Hughes who bagged the win in Elite with a 1.20.53. Senior was topped off by Josh Morris with a 1.22.70 with juniors won by Nail Oxley on a 122.73. Harry Giles got the top spot with a 1.24.85 in youth with Kade Edwards sticking a full 8.6 seconds into the completion in Juvenile on a 1.25.93. Rippers class win went to Rob Ellis with a 1.50.13 with the ladies won by Becci Skelton 1.39.50. In the more leisurely end of the field Masters cat was won by Chris Ashworth with the legendary Mr Weightman stuffing nearly 7 seconds into the other Vets on a 1.28.24. There will many sick web edits coming through in the next few days no doubt and will post some up here.
The next race at FJ’s is the big one, the FJ race weekender on August 22nd and 23rd. More details will follow on this in due course. In the meantime thanks to all the marshals and medical staff who helped the race run smoothly, also a big shout to Mike at Borderline Events for running the show. The full results and around 2500 (!) pics are now online at Roots and Rain, check out the link below
Image c/o Nula Media
Final round of the NW Race series comes to FJMTB next weekend. I may even break the DH bike out!
Get on it peeps!