British Cycling Renews National Downhill Series with BDS Events

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The man with a plan, Si Paton will be bringing us the BDS for the next two years. Photo: Keith Valentine

Great news out this morning that the BDS will be coming to you from Si Paton and his team for the next to years. With one round of the 2014 season left things are tight at the top and the best riders in the UK are battling for the win. Josh Bryceland and Gee Atherton are tied on 228 points with Danny Hart just three points back with 225, it’s all to play for at the last round at Bike Park Wales on the 14th of September.

Here’s the word from British Cycling:

Following a competitive tender process, British Cycling has announced that it has selected BDS Events as its continuing partner to deliver British Cycling’s National Downhill Mountain Bike Series for a further two years.

BDS Events’ role is to deliver and promote – with sustainable growth and development – a series of five race events that will attract the fastest riders from the UK, and the rest of the world, to the National series.

The BDS Team will work in conjunction with the UCi, the world’s governing body for cycling, at selected rounds to deliver a complete and compliant solution for British Cycling.

Announcing the decision, British Cycling’s Richard Clarkson commented “We are extremely pleased to have secured the services of BDS Events for the next two years. The quality of event that BDS delivers is second to none and 2015 promises to be a fantastic year for Downhill 

BDS Event Director, Si Paton, added “British Cycling has again entrusted their National series to the tried and trusted BDS Team.  We are honoured and proud to win this tender application and the whole team is thankful that they have been truly recognised for their hard work, dedication and vision. We have already started work on the 2015 series plans to ensure continuous improvement. On behalf of the BDS Team I would like to thank the riders and sponsors for their continued support and patronage of the series”.

British Cycling’s National Downhill Mountain Bike Series is the pinnacle of downhill mountain bike racing in the UK and is recognised globally as the leading National Series. Competitors race on the highest standard of tracks to test themselves to their limits, a proving ground for world class athletes including numerous male and female World Champions. The series is the most technologically advanced national series in the world to provide comprehensive communication for competitors, media partners and sponsors to enable the most active, exciting and informative social media network usage.

2015 dates for British Cycling’s National Downhill Mountain Bike Series will be released on Tuesday the 2nd of September.

If you want to check out what happens at a BDS race then hit up our gallery from the last round in Llangollen right here

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