August 15th sees the return of the fantastic singletrack trails of Stanmer Park in the shape of a fresh and new 6 hour enduro for solos and teams: It’s called: “The Brighton Big Dog.” The event offers a dedicated pre-95 retro-category sponsored by Retrobike and a pre race retrobike show – winner takes the Retrobike BigDog Trophy home!
Local riders have come together to put on a rider organised, not for profit, summer classic at the Stanmer venue. We’ve taken a course described by many as the best of 2008 and added our own Big Dog flavour. Our dedicated pack have been meticulously combing the park in order to unearth new and hidden gems and we can proudly say that the natural flowing singletrack has been enhanced.
Whilst riders are railing the course those in the venue can enjoy music from our resident Brighton DJ’s, excellent food, retro bike parade, fresh from the barrel Harvey’s ale, a host of tea and cakes and most importantly a general top ranking vibe.
We reckon that for most riders a great ride just isn’t complete without a great night out and what better place than Brighton! Luckily The Big Dog ends not at the finish line but at closing time with any profits from the day being unleashed behind the bar at the post race party venue to make sure that you are properly rehydrated: “old style.”
We have called up all of our friends and also some of the coolest names in the industry to help make the event a reality with contributions and prizes. As such the fund is strong and includes goodies from brands such as Gary Fisher, Cannondale, Exposure Lights, Independent Fabrication, Skins, Apple and Morvelo.
The event offers some further twists with the unique “Onederdog” cat. The “Onederdog” enables anyone; passer by, supporter or those who just want a quick burn to check out the singletrack for one lap at any time. For your £6 you’ll get free tea and cake and also leaderboard status if you so wish.
Aware of spiraling bike costs we’ve tried to keep entry fees reasonably tight – and remember the more entries we get the bigger the bar tab so enter as soon as you can!
Local rider and singlespeed maestro Oli Pepper has put together a stellar website with all the information you could hope for – check it out at www.brightonbigdog.com
Let’s make “The Big Dog” one big memorable day.