Issue 10 – The Weekender
Enter the niterace
Monaco is well known for its glitz and glamour, and later this month the principality will play host to its newest sporting charity event, the LikeBike NiteRace.
When the sun goes down, the lights will come on and you will be able to race against a mixture of pro and amateur riders around this exciting circuit, which includes the famous Grand Prix route, ‘chicane du Port’.
NiteRace is a unique opportunity to ride against some of the mmost enthusiastic and capable amateurs. Competitors and mspectators will be able to feel the draft, smell the excitement and mmeet the riders, all in the shadow of the famous Palais Princier de Monaco. Seventy teams of two will compete in what is a tight circuit with unforgiving corners and rapid handovers and which requires precise pit-stop accuracy. Teams will also have the opportunity to buy in limited assistance from celebrity riders and enhance their chances of overall victory.
The NiteRace is a precursor to the LikeBike Bike Show, also in Monaco; a unique exhibition devoted to high-end bikes. Browse a range of high-tech, electric and mountain bikes as well as other accessories. Bike heaven!
March 29 – to register your interest, please visit: likebikemc.com/en#niterace
Learn to Skydive!
Did you know that you could skydive solo after just one day of training, no experience required?
It’s a common misconception that you need to do a lot of tandem skydives first, but that’s not the case. Skydive Hibaldstow offers beginners skydiving courses every week.
Accelerated Freefall is the fast track way to become a qualified skydiver. Start with Level 1 and jump from 15,000ft (the highest in the country) accompanied by, but not attached to two expert instructors. Simply complete the exercises we teach you and after one whole minute of exhilarating freefall you open, fly and land your own parachute. That’s not a bad way to spend the weekend.
If you love the course, you can carry on to Level 8 and get your licence. The drop zone is open every weekend (and midweek) for you to do more jumps.
Training is comprehensive and teaches you everything you need to know about your first freefall skydive, from equipment checks, to exiting the aircraft and how to fly the canopy. The course is open to anyone aged 16-50 but you need to weigh less than 95kg, with your weight in proportion to your height, and you need to have a reasonable degree of fitness.
Skydive Hibaldstow is affiliated to the British Parachute Association and as the largest skydiving centre in the UK is host to the British National Skydiving Championships every year. You’re in good hands!
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Airfield Anarchy: ‘mudfe st’ – mud, music & medals
Airfield Anarchy is the UK’s premier obstacle-course racing festival and it kicks off in June 2015 in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund
A field of 5,000 runners will be tackling miles of gruelling muddy terrain, facing up to 100 challenging obstacles including Walls, Monkey Bars and Rope Swings on an ex WWII Airbase (now a wellknown events venue known as the Newark Showground).
The organizers are anticipating as many spectators and festivalgoers over the weekend, making this a major fixture in the UK outdoor events calendar.
And it’s not just a trail race or mud run, for there is further entertainment to ensure Airfield Anarchy is a weekend for the whole family to enjoy.
Highlights include the headline act, Toploader who will be performing a number of their hits including Dancing in the Moonlight and Achilles Heel. There is a BBC introducing stage featuring more acts throughout the weekend, including an after-party complete with DJ and other live music, plus a WWII battle re-enactment.
The festival is perfect for young and old, with a kids’ adventure club, firework display, plus a fully stocked bar and variety of food outlets, including a hog roast. There is also a climbing wall, a ninja obstacle course, silent disco, laser quest and loads more. Families can camp over the weekend in the knowledge that they’ll be safe and secure, and with free parking and a pasta party Friday night, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is having fun.