Chris Roberts and his team celebrate a decade of race organisation with the release of the winter 2016/17 Mini Downhill race dates.
Champion of the grassroots scene, 2017 will see Chris Roberts bring yet more racing to everyone from 10 years old to the old salt. Fancy keeping your race head on in a pressure-free environment, or having a pop at your first downhill race? The Mini Downhill Series is where you need to be.
Entries open for the 2016/17 Mini Downhill Series. You can enter online here.
Mini Downhill will celebrate their 10th year of racing with a 4 round series, all taking place on the Forest of Dean trails and running from December 2016 through to March 2017. It is made possible by MTB Beds Morzine, FlyUp Downhill and Enve Wheels.
The dates for the 2016/17 Series are:
4th December 2016 (entries open now). 29th January 2017 26th February 2017 26th March 2017
Riders will be treated to the best of the Forest of Dean’s trails, with each track designed to be fun and just the right amount of challenging. It’s all about using little mountains to create big fun and making races that are a blast for pros and rippers alike – all without the stress of ‘big’ downhill racing.
No license is required to race and riders are welcome from as young as 10 years old.
Alongside the trails, the PedalaBikeAway cycle centre will keep riders and spectators fed and watered, thanks to their excellent cafe. Their bike shop and demo bike hire fleet will also be ready and waiting if racers need a bit of help. Whilst the race is a ‘push-up’ event, the Fly Up Downhill Service will be available on the day if riders need uplifts.
The field is the widest of any British downhill series with entries open to riders aged 10 and upwards. The Rippers (age 10-12) category gives the young guns a chance to try out racing. Bigger kids are very welcome with categories for male and female racers split into Youth, Junior, Senior, Master, Vet and Grand Vet. There are also Elite and Expert categories for the fast guys and girls that want to keep racing through the winter. Hardtail riders are welcome from age 13 upwards.
Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category. MTB Beds Morzine will give away a catered trip for two at their accommodation in Morzine and Fly Up Downhill will give category winners free of charge uplifts for their venues at Gawton, Forest of Dean or the Flyup 417 Project.