Howard Street Dual – 10th March – Its on!
Today we race. The ultimate form of head to head mountain bike racing returns to Sheffield City Centre to celebrate the Outdoor City Weekender. The Howard Street Dual course will pitch the best riders against each other and the resulting spectacle will surprise and delight seasoned race fans, families of all ages and unsuspecting passers by. To enhance the drama this year we will be racing in the dark; once the sun goes down the course will be lit up making the elbow to elbow action even more entertaining.
Made possible by Sheffield City Council the riders will race from the top of Hallam Square, across the front from Sheffield Hallam university’s main building and on down to the bottom of Howard street. They must negotiate a series of features sendable by the best and rollable by all. It mixes man-made constructions with street furniture, flat grass corners and custom wooden features. Last year the finish fadeaway and infamous chaos corner claimed many riders winning ways.
- 3:00 – Practice
- 4:15 – Qualification
- 5:00 – Racing
- 7:00 – Finals
Dual Slalom is a knockout race format, pitching riders against each other, literally duelling their way down the hill. The winner stays on and the fastest racers progress through to the finals and the glory.
In true This is Sheffield style, every rider who races will get a prize from our incredibly generous sponsors combined with a big cheer and all the glory. The fastest racers on the day will get to pick from the pile first. We have space for 32 lads and 16 lasses.
|1||Brett Penfold||1||Carrie Poole|
|2||Ben Moore||2||Anya Tolwinska|
|3||Steve Peat||3||Ellie Dewdney|
|4||Tim Pearson||4||Katy Sunter|
|5||Luke Meredith||5||Chloe Taylor|
|6||Sam Dale||6||Becci Skelton|
|7||Chris Pearson||7||Gabriele Gelgotaite|
|8||Sam Hockenhull||8||Abigale Lawton|
|9||William Swinden||9||Hanna Jonsson|
|10||Jake Monk||10||Megan Forman|
|11||Matt Hockenhull||11||Toni Fryer|
|12||Stephen Taylor||12||Hannah Saville|
|13||Michael Vickers||13||Nush Lee|
|14||Anthony Croft||14||Abigail Legge|
|15||Alistair Baron||15||Kelly-jayne Emmerson|
|16||Richard Baybutt||16||Rachael Crellin|
|17||David Camus||17||Hannah Tew|
Massive thank you’s to all these lovely people who made the race possible!
Hope Tech – Lights so we can see and Brakes
Cotic – Score boards and untold hours of labour
Leighton Vans – Cash prizes and pimp as race van
Five Ten – Shoes for racers feet
HKT Products – PIMPin Medals for the winners
Peatys products – Unicorn Jizz and loam foam
AM building Services – Those amazing berms, Alan built Them!
Local Scaffold Service Ltd – For all your scaffolding needs, they erected Toby’s Tower
Bike track – Moar Cowbells!
Airdrop – Mudguards and Jerseys
18 Bikes – Only the finest prizes
Go Outdoors – Calibre Bikes and paying for Lady Cannings!
Expert bike repair – Keeping our bikes running smooth
ALine mountain bike coaching – Coaching you better
SHAFF – Tickets for any show
Sheffield will be a hive of activity during the Outdoor City weekender; from the Sheffield adventure film festival, to the Magnificent 7 road anti-enduro and the Climbing works international festival. Dual racing is both spectacular and easy to follow, and will provide as much of a thrill for the spectators as it does the participants themselves. With cow-bells and noise-makers lining the track, the racers will be cheered from top to bottom making it great fun for the whole family and the best hecklers in town.
Keep up to date with all the latest race information at ThisiSheffield.co.uk