The 100% Mini Downhill is back for 2019 with a new title sponsor, 4 exciting events and its 12th year of big fun on little mountains.
For 2019, Chris Roberts and the team welcome 100% clothing and protection on board as the new title sponsor. 100% produce clothing, protection and optics for MTB, MX and Road. They’ll provide a mountain of prizes for winners at the Mini Downhill.
“100% is a brand synonymous with racing, so supporting the Mini Downhill series was a no brainer for us” says Pete Drew, Silverfish UK Marketing and PR Manager. “The events give riders of all abilities a chance to get some winter competition under their belts on some great tracks”.
2019 will see the 100% Mini Downhill Series put on 4 events at the Forest of Dean’s mountain bike trails.
Entries are now open for all events, via British Cycling’s website.
2019 100% Mini Downhill Dates
Sun, 27th Jan 2019 Enter here
Sun, 17th Feb 2019 Enter here
Sun, 17th Mar 2019 Enter here
Sun, 1st Dec 2019 Enter here
As always, the races will be a no-hassle push-up with the option to use the FlyUp Downhill uplift service for a helping hand.
The tracks will be designed for racers of all abilities, from first-time racers to season pros. They’ll be fun to ride, exciting to watch and with just technical enough to challenge riders to come back for more. At the end of each race, Mini Downhill will give back to the Dean Trail Volunteers. £4,000 was donated to trail maintenance in 2018.
The 100% Mini Downhill is open to male and female riders from 10 years old and upwards. All you need is a good quality mountain bike with two working brakes and a full face helmet.
The races are the perfect place for first-time racers of any age to come and have a go against the clock. For aspiring pros, there will be British Cycling points up for grabs at the first three races.
The 100% Mini Downhill format is simple. Racers can sign on from 8am, practice from 9am till 11am and then race from 11am onwards. Everyone gets two runs with the fastest of the two counting towards their result.
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 two fully catered holidays to be won. FlowMTB will make sure the women’s categories have plenty of great prizes.