Round 1

26TH FEBRUARY 2017 – LEE VALLEY VELOPARK, LONDON

Round 2

19TH MARCH 2017 – PHOENIX BIKE PARK, KENFORD, SUFFOLK

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Round 3

9TH APRIL 2017 – HENHAM PARK, SUFFOLK

Henham Park (home to the Latitude Festival) returns for its third appearance in the MSG Series for 2017.

G has worked incredibly hard to create the course and it offers a little bit of something for everyone. We think it’s a great new course in a lovely setting that provides easy access to viewing and represents loads of potential for the future!

We hope you’re as excited as we are about racing at Henham so please don’t delay and get your entry in!!

As an extra for Henham Steve Manser will be holding some Balance Bike Racing to ensure even our youngest riders can get involved.  For more details click here.

DIRECTIONS

Postcode = NR34 8AW

CAMPING:

No camping

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Round 4

21ST MAY 2017 – CARVER BARRACKS, ESSEX – REGIONAL CHAMPS

Carver Barracks formally a wartime airfield is now home to the Royal Engineers 101 and 33 squadrons, for the past year Walden Velo along with Newdales Cycles have been given permission to use the site for MTB events which we ran as a mid-week evening series last summer. Although we lack any hills the airfield is surrounded by woods within which we have a network of single-tracks, ditches and the odd Tank mound! Furthermore, we have added log drop-offs and rock features to keep you on your toes , these are all linked by gravel roads and deer tracks. Put this all together and you have a fast flowing course that tests your fitness levels and your technical skills.

DIRECTIONS

Post Code = CB10 2YA

CAMPING:

No camping

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Round 5

18TH JUNE 2017 – Pheonix Bike Park

Due to a change of venue we are back to Pheonix for Round 5 of MSG but that doesn’t mean the same course as we have already had.  Jeremy and the gang from Pheonix have been busy adding more new features to this new venue so we are excited to see what they have been up to.

DIRECTIONS

Postcode = CB8 7PZ

CAMPING:

No camping

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Round 6

HINTLESHAM – 16TH JULY 2017

Hintlesham is a small quiet village part way between Ipswich and the ancient Market Town of Hadleigh, (not that one). We can highly recommend the pie menu at the nearby and well known George Public House.

It was mainly known for the Hintlesham Hall, a stately home brought to prominence as a seat of fine dining after being bought by the famous chef Robert Carrier some years ago. Nowadays that is under different ownership and has a top quality private golf course attached, which coincidentally is right next to the course. Sadly, the village now has another claim to notoriety in that it was near here that the first body in the infamous Steve Wright murders was found, in fact the course will be crossing Belstead Brook the stream featuring in that case.

Hill Farm is a private venue, where we are welcomed by the Bostock family who own the farm and the woods through which you will be racing. We are very grateful to them for that privilege and we ask that you only ride here on our race days.

The course itself winds its way around the woodland and paths that run throughout it. It’s a great makeup of wide trails with plenty of overtaking and new trails that G have been busily planning and fettling along with some fun ‘a line’ drops! See our Facebook page for loads more photos

DIRECTIONS

Post Code: IP8 3NJ

Full Address – Hill Farm, George St., Silver Hill, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NJ

Please enter Hill Farm from the A1071. Best to exit the A12 at junction 32B or A14 at junction 55 (coming from

south) or junction 54 (coming from north). Follow all MSG signs. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ENTRANCE

AND EXIT USE THE SAME ROAD – KEEP TO THE LEFT!

CAMPING:

No camping

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Round 7

RADICAL BIKES – 20TH AUGUST 2017

AN ALL NEW APPROACH TO BIKE RIDING.

Since opening in August 2009, Radical Bikes Community Interest Company has been building and developing a unique Trials, BMX and Dirt Jumping venue.

We have built a strong community of riders, all with a common aim: To have fun on their bikes.

Set in the Essex countryside, our 3.5 acre Centre can boast the best man-made Trials obstacles in the UK, together with a variety of Dirt jumps, Foam Pit and BMX ramps.

The MSG course winds its way around the woodland that boarders the Radical Bikes centre, compromising of singletrack, flowing sections, many up and downs through the hundreds of bombholes making this a fantastic race course!!

Please visit their website www.radicalbikes.co.uk and support this fantastic cycling facility!

DIRECTIONS

Post code: CM1 3QR

CAMPING:

No camping

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Round 8

LANGDON HILLS – 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017

An old favourite for the MSG Series, Langdon Hills has been hosting MTB races for some time now with the excellent work by Havoc on the Hill organiser Geoff Fletcher enabling MSG to incorporate his race into the series in 2009.

Always known for its challenging steep climbs and its fun descents through the woods Landgon Hills represents a challenge for all mountain bikers.

DIRECTIONS

Post code: SS17 9NH

CAMPING:

No camping

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