The 2015 Rose Bikes British Downhill Series, your complete guide

We love mountain bike racing. It’s in our blood and we’ve been part of the UK grass roots downhill mountain bike race scene longer than we care to remember.

A huge part of that is the Rose Bikes British Downhill Series.

We’ll be at every round of the 2015 Rose Bikes British Downhill Series. Team Wideopenmag will be between the tape and our editorial team will be track-side covering the action with photo stories, videos and random media nuggets. Whether you’ve never been on a start list or you’re a seasoned racer, we’ll have content that will make you want to put a time in.

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What is it and why should I care?

The British Downhill Series – the BDS – is the lifeblood of British downhill mountain bike racing. It pushes the UK right up to the top of the tree for downhill racing and creates a mountain of talented riders that go on to dominate the UCI mountain bike World Cup. Gee and Rachel Atherton, Manon Carpenter, Laurie Greenland, Taylor Vernon, Brendan Fairclough, Josh Bryceland, Tahnee Seagrave and many more fast, British riders cut their bars at the BDS. If you care about downhill racing … or you just love watching riders go fast then you’ll love the BDS!

Here’s a run down of the full British Downhill Series coverage we’ll be firing at you!

Wideopenmag Photo Stories, with Ian Lean

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Ian Lean is back for 2015 as our in house British Downhill Series photographer. He’ll be at every race this year covering the action with his incredible images.

Round 1 Ae Forest British Downhill Series photo story here.
Round 2 Fort William British Downhill Series photo story here.
Round 3 Llangollen British Downhill Series photo story here.
Round 4 Rhyd-y-Felin British Downhill Series photo story here.

Trackside videos, with Luke Hough

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Luke Hough will be filming the action all season and creating us a video from Saturday’s practice sessions. These will go live on our Youtube channel on Saturday night and bring you the action fresh off the hill!

Trackside at Round 1 Ae Forest British Downhill Series here.
Trackside at Round 2 Fort William British Downhill Series here.
Trackside at Round 3 Llangollen British Downhill Series here.
Trackside at Round 3 Llangollen British Downhill Series  from Heckler’s Rock here!
Trackside at Round 4 Rhyd-y-Felin British Downhill Series here.

And … Team Wideopenmag are on the hill.

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Team Wideopenmag are our way of being right at the heart of the action. We aren’t on the side lines looking in, we are part of the British mountain bike race scene. The team supports up and coming riders and the British National downhill and enduro race series events. Look out for Charlie Hatton, Kye Forte, Joe Parfitt and team coach Rich Thomas at every event with mechanics Chaz Curry and Ryan Stiling.

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Team Wideopenmag at Round 1 Ae Forest British Downhill Series here.
Team Wideopenmag at Round 2 Fort William British Downhill Series here.
Welcome to the team Charlie Hatton.
Team Wideopenmag Llangollen official British Downhill Series course preview with Drift innovation here.
Team Wideopenmag Rhyd-y-Felin official British Downhill Series course preview with Drift innovation here.

Click here for the complete collection of Team Wideopenmag content.

British Downhill Series

And of course, loads of great one-off stories around the series to keep your finger on the pulse.

Myriam Nicole crashes out at the British Downhill Series.

Meet Indian Downhill racer Piyush Chavan

Announcing the Rose Bikes British Downhill Series.

Shimano becomes title sponsor of the British Downhill Series.

Si Paton will run the British Downhill Series for 2015 and 2016

We’re getting fire extinguishers at the British Downhill Series

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