Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Hello and welcome to the MSG March Newsletter – Part 2!

There’s so much going on in the world of MSG we’ve had to put together another newsletter just to keep you all updated as we approach the first round in 11 days time!!

1 Week to go!!!

 Pre online entries for Tunstall Forest are open for just 1 more week. Entries close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 27th March. All pre-entered riders will receive the pre-race information pack via email on Wednesday 28th March with race times, directions and event village details.

To enter online please visit: British Cycling - online entry.

Get your series entry (4 race entries) in before 11:59pm on the 27th March to be with a chance to win this fantastic prize!!! (Anybody entering 4 races after this date will still qualify for the overall series result but won’t be eligible to win the raffle prize).

Prize draw will take place Tunstall Forest during the podium presentation at 1pm.

The prize fund for one lucky series entrant to win is growing by the day, at present we have:

• The Mountain Bike Skills Manual by Clive Forth
• Hardnutz helmet – kindly donated by Hardnutz Helmets
• Tyres
• Tools
• Nutrition
• More to follow!!

New Sponsor

We are very please to announce that Intrepid Apparel has joined MSG as a co-title sponsor for the 2012 season. Intrepid Apparel will be present at every MSG round throughout the year giving you the opportunity to try and buy some of their excellent clothing and also providing expert advice on technical mtb clothing!

Intrepid Apparel is a British owned and operated mountain bike clothing company. Intrepid clothing is built with attention to detail, focus on quality and commitment to durability for the most discerning mountain bike rider. Intrepid strives to design items of clothing without compromise that blend style with optimum performance.

Intrepid was brought into being to develop a collection of clothing that would celebrate the adventure of mountain biking. Intrepid was originally envisioned by a group of riders who wanted to create the finest mountain bike clothing for people who shared their passion. Intrepid’s clothing collections are designed and developed by riders to be the best performing and most stylish for people who participate in one of the most challenging and rewarding sports in the world.


Round 1 Gridding

With the space available to us at Tunstall Forest we have decided to grid the starts (top 16 riders). Your grid position will be based on last year’s series standings. If you did not compete in lasts year’s series and feel you deserve to be gridded then please email me with you best 5 results from the 2011 season and a decision will be taken accordingly.

Weather Forecast

 Straight from BBC Weather for the week 26th March to 1st April.

The balance of probability currently favours a return to anticyclonic conditions, leading to yet another week of predominantly dry and settled weather across the bulk of the UK.

This will continue the run of above-average temperatures, the likes of which we would normally see during early summer. Again the daytime values will depend on amounts of cloud, and the persistence during the morning of any overnight fog. Under clear skies, night-time values could fall low enough for frost.

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Event Details

 • Round 1: 1st April – Tunstall Forest, Suffolk
• Round 2: 29th April – Hylands House, Essex
• Round 3: 13th May – Thetford Forest – Incorporating Regional Championships, Norfolk
• Round 4: 3rd June – Codham Park, Essex
• Round 5: 17th June – Ickworth House, Suffolk

Matt and the MSG team.