661 Mini DH – Sunday 29th January 2012Mini Downhill, Mini Downhill Dates, Mini Downhill News, minidownhill homepagedate — By Chris Roberts on November 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Sunday 29th January 2012
NEW 10 & 12 Year old and want to race downhill?
The minimum age for DH in the UK is 13 years old but we are always getting asked by parents “their son is 11 year’s old and really wants to start racing.
Great news is Mini Downhill’s are the only races approved by British Cycling to have 10 & 12 year old kids racing downhill. we made the “Rippers” age category just for them, so tell you’re little brother to get his bike out and he can start racing.
See the Dirt TV film from the race in January 2010 Dirtmag
The forest has a long list of famous riders who started riding here back in the day.
Its now a breeding ground for local new talent that will surprise quite a few with their race times.
Lots of good tracks have sprung up over the last few years but you get to race on the best of these. Its a good mix from swooping corners, roots & rocks sections but everyone will have fun riding.
This makes the racing really intense where every single second counts.
Riders will be competing against the clock to get the fastest time.
Two timed runs the winner is the rider with fastest time.
Quote from Hot Dates in MBUK magazine
“Probably the most fun you can have in the winter. Short course DH racing at its absolute finest and the perfect opportunity for younger riders to have a crack at racing. It’s making us feel all warm inside just thinking about it!”
One Industries, Six Six One & Sunline products for top 3 in each age categories.
Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
Race Starts (2 x runs) 11.00am – 3.30pm
Prize Presentations 3.45pm
Race categories – No license required to race
Product prizes to top three in each age category
Each Winner also wins a free uplift day from Simon from Flyup Downhill
New Ripper Age 10-12
Juvenile Age 12-14
Youth – Age 15-16
Junior – Age 17-18
Senior – Age 19-29
Master – Age 30-39
Veteran – Age 40+
Ladies – All ages
Pro-Open – Age 17+ for any experienced racers, Pro, semi pro or any one who wants the challenge of this intense type of racing. – No license required to race
To Enter the race:
Entries now open for this winter 661 Mini Downhill’s
We are using the new British Cycling On-line entry system.
Please use our new online entry system, its now simple to enter.
If you have not set up account for this new online system you will need to set up an account first.
Just set up a free account on the British Cyling website, it will prompt you when you hit the enter now button.
If you all ready have a British Cycling your already to login.
Plus all entries show up instantly once you have entered.
These races are very popular and will fill up before the entry closing date so please pre-enter to make sure you can race.
- Sunday 4th December 2011 – Sold Out.
- Sunday 29th Janaury 2012 Click here
- Sunday 26th February 2012 Click Here
You can collect your number board on Saturday afternoon to save time on Sunday morning.
Please bring £5 note deposit for Number Board (you will get this refunded after on return of your number board after the race)
Saturday 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 8.30am to 10.00am
You must sign on and collect your number board before 10am on Sunday.
Full Face Helmets must be worn for practice & racing.
Forest of Dean – Gloucestershire
Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Cannop Valley, Nr. Coleford,
Gloucestershire. GL16 7EH.
Map to Pedalabikeaway here
Gloucestershire close to the M4 River Severn Crossing at Chepstow. The nearest towns or villages are Coleford, Monmouth, Ross-On-Wye, Cinderford, and A48 Lydney.
Easily accessible from M4/48, M5, M50, A40 and A49. Mainline trains via Newport or Gloucester. We are situated on the B4234 New Road.
OS Grid Reference: SO 624 114 Post Code for Sat Nav is GL16 7EH but check the map as this may put you in the centre of Coleford or at the cottages down the road.
Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre located in car park.
Hot & Cold Food, proper flush toilets, Showers and Bike Wash all located at Pedal a bike away and some really tasty cake.
Course & Parking Map
Important Notice – Car Parking is on the forest road.
You will given a Parking ticket to display in car/van windscreen.
- Parking Fines will be issued by the Forestry Commission to anyone not displaying a ticket.
Extreme Medics are Full Qualified Paramedics to take care of anyone who tries just a little bit to hard!
Trail Maintenance & Building in the FoD
The trails are all taken care of by a group of Volunteers that need you help or donations.
Flyup Downhill is the new Official uplift service for the Forest of Dean.
They will be running a special uplift service on the day of the race.
They will do single ticket uplift for just £2!
Que up, pay your £2 and get lift to the top.