MAIN SPONSOR!! We are very pleased to welcome absoluteBLACK as our main sponsor this year with backup from distributor Velotech Services Ltd. In addition to prizes and support we will also see the absolute BLACK Race Team in action at all rounds.
absolute Black is a Polish brand who’s CEO has an extensive MTB design background, supplying Narrow wide chainrings for all cranks and more recently developing CX and road derivatives.
Velotech Services Ltd are a hands on distributor who live and breath the products we sell, through MTB, CX, TT, and Triathlon.
"We always try to put back into the sport and will always support those who choose our brands." ... See MoreSee Less
NEW SPONSOR Next up is a new sponsor for the 2018, Bike Ninja will be supporting us with some clothing for the season as well as some prizes and a new range of MSG clothing which is online and available now!
Bike Ninja is run by Tim, part of the MSG crew so he is a busy boy but will be happy to help if you need anything. We will have a selection of T-Shirts for sale at events and hopefully will have the full Bike Ninja stand at selected events this year.
MEET THE SPONSORS With only a handful of days before the 2018 series kicks off at Hadleigh Park we thought we would let you know about some of the key support we have enabling us to continue what we do. Our thanks to Darren Evans for continuing sponsorship for 2018 with Epic Orange. Darren helps us with a wide range of products from flags, banners, medals and much more. If you're in a club or group and looking at any purchases like club kit or branded marquees then Daz is your man. You will be able to easily spot him in the event arena at the Epic Orange Team tent.
Just been over at Haders this am, looking at a few tweaks to the course with Hadleigh MTB Clubs Kevin Darragh. A few wet bits out and a few dry bits in and its looking pretty damn good. B line for Final descent being tested this day in 2018, so all looking very good right now. Entry is looking a lot like being a record, so get yours in before its too late, it'll be epic !!
For all the women out there who have been wanting to get out and ride with the girls nows your chance:-
Phoenix Women’s Rideout
Saturday 17th Feb
Led by our very own shop female riders, we will be riding the trails and features of the bike park with the emphasis very much on having FUN!!!!!
All abilities are welcome so if you’re a newbie who fancies giving mountain biking a go, please come along. The rides run the same time as our Pheonix Aspire club for youth riders so if you’re a female family member wanting to have a go then why not sign in on the day too!!!
All riders please sign in at the Pheonix Cycleworks shop first and be ready to ride for 10am. Ride will last approx 1 hour this week.
You will need a helmet and suitable all weather clothing.
Do you want a FREE entry to an MSG event for you or a friend/family member?? Are you a qualified cycling coach?? If the answer is yes then Steve Manser our lead coach is looking for willing volunteers to assist with the U12/U9 coaching at Hadleigh Park on the 25th Feb 10am to 11:30am. Comment below if you want to help 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
11 years ago, thoughts were had in Essex as to how on earth it would be possible to create a meaningful legacy to the 2012 MTB event being held in the flatlands of East Anglia. The answer was to create an MTB race series, but one with a mission, and that mission was to make flatland MTB racing a pow...
Now then, this Hadleigh Park opener...... We are well aware of what a challenge Hadleigh can be so given its the first race of the season, and we know you all had too much Turkey over Christmas...... and that Dry January got put off until next year, we've been very kind and gentle to you. The course we are putting together will only have three of the technical features in it, and two of them we have never used before.
1) The rocky technical climb before the pits. Its short but its hard. There will be an advantage to doing it, and there will be a "B" line if you don' fancy it. 2) Final descent: We've never put it into an MSG before for want of a suitable B line. We think we've cracked that, so we are going to include it for those who like a spectacular entry into the arena. Again it will be B lined.
The other will be Oak Tree Drop, again B lined.
Those apart we have sought to make the course fun, we have tried to take out as much climbing as possible, and we have kept the course in the lee of the hill to give shelter from the wind if there is any on the day.
So no excuses, it will be the most fun you've had at Hadleigh and 90% on man made trails, so the best chance of not getting muddy too. ... See MoreSee Less
ASPIRE MTB EVENT - Sat 10th Feb This Saturday will be our last round of our starter MTB series we are running in conjunction with Push Sport Ltd over at Phoenix Cycleworks. If your wanting to get some last minute riding in before the MSG season opener at Hadleigh Park later this month or see what the boys have been up to over at Phoenix then pop over this Saturday. Entry closes tomorrow so last chance to get your entry in. ... See MoreSee Less