National Downhill Series 2020 Dates Announced

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Our #MakingUpTheNumbers team is hard in training, laying down the time in the gym, working on core strength, even running sprints in the local parks. Possibly. They might just be seeing how many pies their core will hold, or racing to catch the last bus home from the pub. But as the dates for the HSBC British National Downhill Championships and National Downhill Series 2020 have been announced, it’s time to up their game, and get ready to take the back of the field by storm.

If the regular #MakingUpTheNumbers race reports have whetted your appetite for Downhill Racing, maybe you’ll want to sign up for some of these dates – or just go along to spectate, soak up the atmosphere, and get George and Binnsy to sign autographs? Here are htat dates you need to get in your calendar.

British National DH
MUTN at Innerleithen this year.

2020 HSBC UK | National Downhill Series:

George hasn’t written a MakingUpTheNumbers report from Caersws, but he says he has ridden it and his main memory ‘is that there’s an 8ft gap within 20 yards of the start line, just where everyone is watching. I’m definitely looking forward to that’. He predicts that Binnsy will do it on the second run, and then the pressure will really be on for George to do it. He will, then he’ll realise it wasn’t that hard after all. ‘Then three runs later I’ll get complacent, fail to give it the respect it deserves, and crash’.

2020 HSBC UK | National Downhill Championships:

Join us next year for another season of fun on the DH track – either in reality or vicariously here and on the Instagram of MakingUpTheNumbers.

What are the National Downhill Series dates for 2020?

Round 1: 18-19 April – Rheola
Round 2: 16-17 May – Fort William (C1)
Round 3: 27-28 June – Llangollen
Round 4: 8-9 August – Innerleithen
Round 5: 26-27 September – Caersws

When is the National Downhill Championship?

11-12 July – Rhyd-y-Felin

What Is #MakingUpTheNumbers?

It’s a Downhill race team set up by George Thompson, which provides regular amusing race reports to Singletrack. They try hard, they have fun, they rarely win anything.

Am I good enough to try racing Downhill?

If you don’t mind coming last, you’re prepared to fall off, and you don’t take things too seriously, why not give it a try?

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Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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    5 dates or 6 including 11-12 July – Rhyd-y-Felin?

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