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Dual slalom cycle racing returns to town in two weeks’ time – Saturday October 18th.

We’ve teamed up with Trewern Outdoor Education Centre in Cusop to host another Sunset Slalom – which is open to everyone aged five and up.

The short course can be raced on any bicycle, but the grass track favours mountain bikes and BMXs.

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The first Sunset Slalom went down a storm at April’s Hay Bike Fest, with visiting reporter Dave Jaquin from national mountain bike magazine Dirt bagging first place.

Joe Lally, of Wye Valley Canoes in Glasbury, took second.

Organiser Brock Sandeman, our new store manager, said: ‘It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, or what bike you ride, this is an event anyone can take part in. We want it to be a real family occasion.’

A dual slalom sees riders racing head-to-head through a series of tight turns.

There will be a range of age categories – with winners’ medals and prizes for the fastest riders in each.

Trewern will be warming up their wood-fired oven and serving fresh pizza from midday.

And riders will be able to quench their thirst with local ales.

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The race arena will be open for practice runs and registration from 12pm, with the first races at 2pm. Cycle helmets are compulsory.

We’re anticipating a fair bit of demand and recommend entering in advance at the shop for just £3.

On-the-day entry will cost £5.

Keep up to date with the latest at facebook.com/sunsetslalomhay or facebook.com/drovercycles to keep up to date with the latest info.

And if you’re not sure what to expect, check out this video from April’s slalom. Maybe we caught you on camera…