London’s oldest mountain bike race series returns to the Redbridge Cycle Centre (Hog Hill) for May – July weekly races
This summer the Hackney GT Beastway mountain bike series will return to Redbridge Cycle Centre (Hog Hill) for an eight round series of races taking place each Wednesday from 21st May – 9th July consecutively. Beastway is one of the longest running MTB race series in the world running every summer from 1993 providing mountain bikers in and around the capital with short, sharp and enjoyable mid-week races.
Races are approximately one hour with categories for youth, juniors, experts, seniors and vets in both male and female. As well as overall series prizes, riders’ best five placings to count, random primes will be handed out to groups as the organisers see fit to reward racing throughout the categories.
Cycle fashion label Hackney GT has partnered with Lee Valley Youth CC to co-promote all races and everyone involved is excited and motivated about the series.
Russ Jones, Hackney GT founder and Beastway promoter, is especially proud to take control; “I’ve been racing Beastway for many, many years and never thought I’d be in a position to take control of such a prestigious series. I’m really looking forward to keeping the fun and friendly spirit of the races with lots of new courses. This is why we’ve stayed at Hog Hill as the area provides more options for new courses than the Lee Valley Velopark as originally planned.”
To help cope with demand and to help create new and exciting courses each week (a Beastway staple), the organisers are looking for volunteers to help marshal the events. It’s a great way to put something back into the series and not only will volunteers go home with a nice glow from helping but also beer for their efforts. Those helping to stake out and take down the course will also receive free race entry.
Seniors, Expert, Elite, Women, Veterans, Novice £13.00
Juniors, OAP, Student, Unemployed £8 (with ID)
Youth U12 £4
Youth U16 £6
Juniors 16-18 £8
Current British Cycling licence required, day licenses available
Racing starts from 6.30pm for Youth and 7.30pm for Seniors.
For more information on the Hackney GT Beastway 2014 MTB summer series please visit the Beastway MTB website using the link below.
Beastway is one of the longest running MTB race series’ in the world . Running every summer from 1993 it is now in its 21st year and going strong. Due to popular demand the racing will continue at the Hog Hill/Redbridge Cycle Centre for 2014 as opposed to the Lee Valley Velopark. Cycle fashion label Hackney GT has partnered with the excellent Lee valley Youth CC to co-promote all races and keep the traditional fun and friendly atmosphere combined with short, sharp races.
Hackney GT is the brainchild of DJ, cycle racer and two wheels obsessive Russ Jones. Born out of a passion for cycling and fashion with a quirky edge the designs are unashamedly bold, vibrant, and alternative and not too be ignored. What was originally a one-off jersey for his music production company Hackney Globe Trotter has now turned into many and has now spawned the label and collection reflecting Russ’ beloved eastside neighbourhood. Casual to lycra, on-trend and reflecting the burgeoning cycle scene from the fixed gear culture to the racing hard core fraternity Hackney GT isn’t frightened about being spotted in the crowd.