Autumn 2013 - Ashton Court is once again host to the third and newly titled Stans NoTubes Oktoberfest Powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport. The date for this one day spectacle is the 13th October 2013.
The last few years witnessed possibly the best course in the UK relay race scene and the playing field for the Bristol Bikefest so we decided to return here again for the Oktoberfest.
For 2013 the all weather course in Ashton Court will be once more the battle ground of the Oktoberfest. Properly tested during the rather unforgiving summer of 2012 the course managed to hold up perfectly and has put lots of smiles on riders when coming over the finish line since its full launch at the end of 2011.
We will also have a great musical line-up, with live DJs running from early evening until late into the night on Friday and Saturday. On top of that we will also have a broad selection of the latest bikes and kit, which will be available for testing on the day.
The concept of the event is similar to the Ritchey Bristol Bikefest but reduced in hours due to the shorter daylight hours. So we will be running an 8hr event and mixed in with that we will have two 4hr events. This should give everybody lots of options to bring the season to a well-deserved yet fun packed end. It is also just a one-day event so that we can all concentrate on the riding followed by a well-deserved finishing party.
All events can be ridden as solo entries, pairs or teams of 3 - 4 riders.
When & where:
Date – 12th October 2013
Venue – Ashton Court (just minutes from the Bristol city centre), signposted from
Friday lunchtime onwards
Useful information – all events:
Course – approx 9.5km of the best single-track loaded racecourse you can find anywhere – fast, enjoyable, exciting, easy to follow for spectators and never too far away from the event village
Solo and Teams – one, two or three / four rider teams, male or female and mixed, single-speed or geared, competitive or fun
Fitness – be as physically fit as you can be on the day – make sure you eat and drink plenty
Have a laugh – “out for a good laugh” is the Oktoberfest motto. All spectators and supporters are welcome – excellent food and drink facilities are in place in the event village - believe me you are going to need it!
Here are some important points for the 8hr event:
Race start / finish – the 8hr event will start as a mass start at 9.00am and will finish at 5.00pm
Entry Fee - The entry fee is £35 for each team member and solo riders entering the 8hr and includes ride entry, free usage of all facilities, finishing present, DJ / band and free parking.
Relay race – every rider has to ride a minimum of one lap within the 8hrs
Timing format – only laps you have finished within the 8hrs will count. If you are still out after 5.00pm then the lap you are on doesn’t count
Team player – strong team players are required in this event – it makes all the difference
And here are some pointers for the 4hr events:
Race start / finish – the first 4hr event will start as a mass start at 9.00am and
will finish at 1.00pm - the second 4hr event will start at 1.00pm also with a mass
start and finish at 5.00pm
Entry Fee - The entry fee is £29 for each team member and solo riders entering the 4hr and includes ride entry, free usage of all facilities, finishing present, DJ / band and free parking.
Relay race – every rider has to ride a minimum of one lap within the 4hrs
Timing format – only laps you have finished within the 4hrs will count. If you are still out after 1.00pm or 5.00 pm (depending on which 4 hour event you entered) then the lap you are on doesn’t count
If you would like to find out more about the Stans NoTubes Oktoberfest please visit the following pages:
Take me to the entry page >>
For camping, visit: facilities page >>
To view the course, visit: course page >>
How to get there, visit: directions page >>
Some important info before you arrive, visit: briefing page >>