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Mini Downhill this Sunday in the Forest of Dean

14 February 2019  |  

With a new year brings a new title sponsor and 4 exciting events as we enter our 12th year of big fun on little mountains.

Mini Downhill

Started in 2007, the mini downhill has evolved into a much loved race series giving riders a chance to stay race ready and gain BC points in a relaxed, fun environment during the winter. Aimed at new and experienced riders alike – even attracting the likes of Tracy Moseley and Danny Hart in previous years. Held over one day, riders’ get two race runs and a chance to win some great prizes.

Background

Chris Roberts, race organiser and the brains behind the Mini Downhill said:

"There are loads of people who ride around the area that have never raced, so we have brought a race to their local track, the tracks are fun to ride but a real challenge to ride flat out to the limit. The event is open to anyone who wants to try downhill, no need for a race licence, so tell your friends and get your bike ready.”
 
Tracks

Flowy, rooty and rocky is the theme for this winter. The races are run on existing tracks in the FoD such as Ski run, Corkscrew, and Sheep Skull. The tracks are open all year round giving you plenty of time to visit and practice. All the tracks are fun and flowy providing an exciting challenge for everyone. Tracks range from one minute to two and a half minutes on average, you get two chances to race and your best time counts. The race track will normally be announced the Wednesday before and will remain open on the Saturday before taping for those who wish to visit and practice.
 
All Age Categories

  • Rippers: Age 10 - 12
  • Juvenile: 13 - 14
  • Youth: 15 - 16
  • Junior: 17 - 18
  • Senior: 19 - 29
  • Master: 30 - 39
  • Veteran: 40+
  • Pro-am: Male
  • Hardtail
  • Female: 13 - 29
  • Female: 30+

Prizes

Alongside 100%, the series has the support of some great mountain bike brands. FlyUp Downhill will give an uplift voucher to the winner of each category. Rapid Racer Products has a mudguard for riders in 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th place. DirtLej has one of their Dirt Suits to give away at each race. MTB Beds has one fully catered holidays to be won. FlowMTB will make sure the women’s categories have plenty of great prizes.

Times

Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
Race Starts (2 x runs weather and light permitting) 11.00am – 3.30pm
Prize Presentations 4.00pm
 
Location – Facilities:

Café, Hot Showers and bike wash are located at Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Cannop Valley, Nr. Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 7EH

We only have limited spaces so book now so you don't miss out!

2019 Dates

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