Series info

Dirtwars UK 2017 Series Info

Started out in 2010 Dirt wars UK has gone from strength to strength to become the UK’s leading Dirt Jump Series.

Every year we have managed to better the last year even with the British weather against us! In 2015 we topped everything we had done before by hosting a round not only at NASS (The National Adventure Sports Show) but also our series final at The Cycle Show at the NEC alongside the Monster Energy Sam Pilgrim Big Air Invitational.  Now in 2017 we are hosting 6 rounds with Nass and The Cycle show on the line-up.

 

Our aim is to give European riders the best British venues, with a variety of different jump styles, not only to test the rider’s ability through out the season but also to create the best possible action at the competitions.

 

WE are also stoked to announce that we will be hosting all of our rounds this year as part of the Freestyle Mountain Bike World Tour (FMBWT) for the Third year running. All 6 rounds of DWUK will be hosted as FMB Bronze events as The British National FMB Freestyle Series.

All Licensed Riders will gain points on the FMB World Tour towards their World Rankings as well as Team Points if they are a registered FMB Team. Check out our FMB Dirt Wars Webpage (Please be aware, You need to ride in Pro Class to gain FMB points).@ http://www.fmbworldtour.com/en/Events/National-Series/DirtWarsUK.html

 

We are always proud to say our series has been and still currently backed by some of the biggest names in the MTB Industry.

2017 Sponsors:-

For 2017 we are super proud to have DMR Bikes as our title sponsor for the forth year running. A true British Dirt Jump brand for a true British Dirt Jump series!

DMR have been with us since day one and always put up amazing prize packages that the riders love.

Monster Energy will again be supporting the series giving the rider’s rehydration at all rounds of Dirt Wars UK with their awesome energy drink.

We are stoked to announce that Go-Pro EU have come on board again for 2017 as our official action cam sponsor. Go-Pro will be supplying us with their awesome quality Hero5 cams to film the series and all Dirt Wars goings on. The Hero5 is the crème of la crème in the action camera industry and totally destroys the competition.

 

We would like to welcome Marzocchi back for their 5th year supporting the series.  Marzocchi will be adding some suspension magic to the open prize packages again this year in the form of their new Slope and DJ1 fork.

Kore Components have signed up for their first year with DWUK offering Bars, Stems, Grips and pedals to the podium riders in Open and AM.

Smuggling Duds will be with us for their 8th series including their SD boxer shorts to our prize packages. All the riders and crew love the SD’s as they have become the most popular boxer shorts for Dirt Jumpers

CamelBak have joined us again for 2017 bringing their hydration packs into the mix to keep some of this years winners hydrated whilst out on the trails.

Oneal Protection are back with us for 2017 supplying winners with Knee-pads, Clothing and Gloves to protect body parts when taking a bail…

Rose Bikes are back with us and a few lucky winners will be walking away with one of their amazing Bruce Dj frames..

Bell Helmets have been with us since day one and normally take the best crash comp but this year we have decided to give them the best trick comp as we don’t like to see our riders crash.  So the best trick at each round will get you a new shiny Bell helmet!

Pinkbike.com will again be our official media partner so check out their site for all reports, photos and edits after each round aswel as edit appearing on Epic Tv.

Removu UK are on the line up for 2017 supplying our media crew with their awesome S1 Gimbal for our video edits and footage.

Sprayground UK will be supplying our podium riders with some of their off the hook backpacks through out the series.

 

This years venues will include: -

Chicksands Bike Park Bedfordshire 14th May- We are really excited about Chicksands being round 1 of the series as the trails are super sandy so May is the perfect month to start things off.

The jumps have been worked on all winter and they are looking mighty fine and ready for some DWUK action.

Holdshott Trails, Hampshire 4th June – A return to Holdshott trails will be welcome by many as it was viewed as one of the most fun rounds of the year but if you weren’t there then this tried and tested trail spot which will not disappoint from a riders point of view.  This spot is on private land and has a mixture of big dirt jumps, twisting trails and slopestyle obstacles, which again will provide one of the most exciting comps of the year.

NASS, SheptonMallet  6th To 9th July– Nass has to be one of the most fun festivals in the UK. Surrounded by extreme sports by day then party hard by night.This will be our forth year in a row at NASS and its defiantly a riders favorite.The music line up this year will include MethodMan and RedMan, Kano, Wiley, Pendulium, Giggs, Sigma, Krept and Konan plus many many more. The iBMXff World Championships will also be going off at NASS with the likes of Brandon Lupos, Logan Martin, Tom Justice and all the worlds top BMX freestyle riders shredding the course.

Theres also plenty of Skate, Street Art and Fair Ground action to be had too.

This is going to be one Manic weekend not to be missed out on.

For more info and tickets check out www.nassfestival.com

P.O.R.C (Penshurst Off Road Club) 6th August-  Round 4 will see the return of P.O.R.C, This is one of the biggest courses we have on the line up. Set in a quarry on the bike park land this spot has some monster jumps and never fails to deliver some massive banger tricks.

ROUND 5 TBC   More info on this round very soon.......

 

The Cycle Show NEC Birmingham-  After a break from dirt jumping in 2016 The Cycle Show is back on the line up and this will be one round not to be missed. The course is normally pretty big and as its the Final the riders seem to go balls out and really throw it down..  More details on this soon

 

2017 Dates

Round 1 Chicksands Bike Park Bedfordshire 14th May 10am

Round 2 HoldShott Trails, Hook Hampshire 4th June

Round 3 NASS 6th-9th July

Round 4 PORC 6th August

Round 5 TBC 10th September

Round 6 NEC cycle show 22nd-24th September

2017 is set to be a real off the hook year with some old faces and some new faces on the scene it’s set to go off Big Time….

See you at the trails.

For Directions and Entry details click the Tabs at the top of the front page of www.dirtwarsuk.com