by Ben Haworth
October 23, 2009
The races take place over short courses of around 30 to 60 seconds long. The course’s are not the longest or hardest but to race it absolutely flat out will be an intense riding experience. The latest Tag Huer timing equipment shows each individual riders time down to 1/1000 of a second at the finish. This makes the competition really intense where every single second counts. No need for uplifts just a quick walk back to the start and that keeps the entry costs low.
It’s aimed at new riders to the sport to give it a go and we also have the Pro-Am category for the more established racers. You get 2 race runs, a good laugh and topped off with some prizes. This is exciting to watch and when the spectators’ start lining the track and shouting for their favourite rider it is a fantastic atmosphere.
Sunday 6th December 2009
Forest of Dean, Cannop Valley, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EH
Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
Race Starts (2 x runs) 11.00am – 4.00pm
Prize Presentations 4.30pm
Forest of Dean is a hot spot for mountain bikers for XC & DH, with 100’s of riders turning up every weekend.
Chris Roberts race organiser and the brains the idea of the Mini Downhill said “There are hundreds of people who ride at the Forest of Dean that have never raced, so we have brought a race to their local track, The course is fun and following to ride but a real challenge to ride flat out on the limit.”
The event is open to any one to try downhill, no need for a race licence.
The riders will be competing against the clock to get the fastest time.
Two-timed runs the winner is the rider with fastest single time.
The course is around 30 to 40 seconds long.
All normal categories plus Ripper’s age 10 to 11 year olds can race.
There are loads to choose from in the forest including such names as the Corkscrew, Rocky and the Sheep’s head. The actual course will be revealed closer to the event so expect a fun and flowing track and a great challenge for this one-off event.
Extreme Medics will provide the best possible Paramedic care for any one who tries just a little bit too hard. Body protection is recommend but you must wear full face helmet to race.
There is parking for hundreds of cars on the forest road, so tell your friends and family to come down and watch all the race action.
More details: www.minidownhill.com