British National Downhill Series Rd1 postponed

Another day, another mountain bike event postponed due to CV19.

This time it’s the opening round of the British National Downhill Series at Rheola, due to take place on the 18th and 19th April.

The announcement has come direct from race organisers MIJ who have issued a statement to competitors telling them the event will be postponed.

The announcement is, they explain, in line with British Cycling’s decision to “pull all sanctioned events until the end of April” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The email also explains that the postponement will be subject to organiser’s ability to find an alternative date.

The race was due to be the opening round of the UK’s 5 round national downhill series, with an additional round for National Champs. It is organised by MIJ Downhill and the Scottish DH Series, with the Malverns Classic crew taking on the Champs event.

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The full dates for the 2020 British National Downhill Series are intended to be:

Round 1: 18-19 April – Rheola.
Round 2: 16-17 May – Fort William (UCI cat 1)
Round 3: 27-28 June – Llangollen.
Round 4: 8-9 August – Innerleithen.
Round 5: 26-27 September – Caersws.