Van Road Trails

Ready for the weekend?

This weekend the annual Van Road Trails Dual Slalom is due to take place in Caerphilly.  

tafia.co.uk brand ambassador Marti Pearce and a few other boys have been up there the last few days fine tuning the start Gate and new timing equipment, along with some maintenance on the track and a general tidy up.

 
Tafia UK on Sunday, 15 October 2017
 

It's set to be another great weekend of head to head racing. All proceeds go direct to Van Road Trails, enabling Caerphilly to have such a great facility for riding on out doorstep. We are proud to continually support the event along with the sport at grass roots level. It's free to watch so if you don't fancy entering, head on up and watch the action.

Sunday 22nd Oct

8-10am- registration/open practice

10-11am- Gate practice

11am- Seeding runs

12.30- Knock out head to heads

3.30- Finals

4.00 Podiums and prize for spectator with best improvised instrument

Burger van/food stall, on site toilets, st John's ambulance, hopefully some trade stands, music and commentator.

Helmets must be worn at all times.

Saturday 21st Oct  

IF DRY

12-5pm- Free ride/practice

5pm- Whip off on semi-pro line (anyone who can hit line can enter no fee) 

6pm- BBQ on pro line and pro line session. 

IF WET

2pm- Meet at trails to ride local hills , just for fun enduro. 

6pm- Local Weatherspoons for food. 

Daf goes Slalom!

Last week Daf Price headed to Caerphilly to ride, dig and hang out with the guys over at Van Road Trails. Travelling from Pembrokeshire Daf couldn't wait to see how his board went through the Dual Slalom track. Here's a couple of clips of how it went! 

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Daf said...
"Best day ever! Best track I've ridden. So much fun. Made a load of new friends and filmed a load of youtubies. Look forward to heading back!!!"
 

 

Van Road Dual Slalom 2016

Last weekend we sponsored our first Mountain Bike event, the Van Road Trails Dual Slalom 2016. Although the weather didn’t play ball, the event got the green light as riders from across the UK gathered to go head-to-head racing for pride and prizes. We caught up with one of the event organisers, Marty Pearce, to get the run-down of the days proceedings.

“In hope of having an event in the sun this year we scheduled the event for August. Unfortunately the God’s weren’t playing ball, but our dual slalom course has great drainage, we decided to go ahead as people had traveled a very long way. We had people make the journey from Cornwall, Gloucester and other places across the border to attend. With the weather putting a few entrants off, we run five categories.

As we pulled away from British Cycling on this event we were able to offer racing to kids under 10 years old it and proved very popular, as that was the class with the highest entries. it was great to see the youngsters out enjoying themselves. There was also Elite and Masters categories with a mixed Ladies /Senior/Youth class and Junior class. All of our trophies were made from local cut down trees, so all guys on the podium really did take a piece of Van Road Trails home with them!

Despite the weather it was a great day enjoyed by all. The best part for me was seeing all the youngsters taking part. It’s one thing having this great facility here, but for the youngsters to use it in a safe and constructive manner is another thing. They were all absolutely frothing for the event, and they all did extremely well. This a key part of our 4X/BMX club that we run every Wednesday evening through the summer months. The trails are free to use all year round, we just ask people to keep the trails tidy and respect them."

 

Find out more about Van Road Trails and the 4X/BMX Club.