UCI points will be available at two rounds of the 2018 British National Downhill Series to help get the next generation onto the World stage.
Fort William, for the second year, and Rhyd Y Felin will sport UCI Category 1 status for the 2018 British National Downhill Series meaning UCI points are back on the menu at top flight British downhill races after a year’s hiatus.
With riders now requiring 40 points to enter a World Cup, it is indeed great news to see 60 points on offer for the fastest rider of the day and points down to 15th place offering a chance for Britain’s up and coming riders to compete on the World Stage.
Glencoe Mountain’s National Championships offers almost double the points with 110 available for the winner.
British Cycling have deliberately timed Rhyd Y Felin to clash with the Mont St Anne World Cup. We like that. It gives riders that would normally get destroyed by big dog racers a chance to get some points and have a go at World Cups. Smart move BC.
And a call to arms…
All that’s left now is for the riders and the industry to support the series.
We’ll be there for the full series. We’ll have a three man race team, we’ll have pits and we’ll be covering the events with photo, video and live coverage. We’ll be working with the organisers as much as they’ll let us to make it the best series ever.
We’re fully behind the new British National Downhill Series and National Champs.
We’re going to challenge the UK’s elite riders and the bike industry to do the same.
Elite racers. Please enter at least three races. Enter early, enter all the events in one go, turn up and get stuck in to racing to win.
Support the British races that helped you to get to the level you’re at now. When you’re there, fire up some Instagram posts and help show the World the UK race scene is STRONG!
Bike industry. We know marketing budgets are small and times are tough.
Please guys. Consider event sponsorship as a good way to sell your bikes alongside athlete sponsorship. Support the races with any sponsorship opportunities that you can afford.
Push your athletes to race at least three events and support them with a strong presence for your brands at the races.
We understand that it’s easier to support riders than races, but no races means no riders. We’ve been given a second chance for our downhill series… let’s not mess it up.