2011 Caersws Cup Downhill Series news

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2011 Caersws Cup Downhill Series news

It’s Caersws Cup time of year, 3 rounds and 3 different race tracks. Read on for all the details.
UPDATE: Round one this weekend has been postponed, but Ian Jones the farmer will still be running an uplift on the Sunday. To book a space give Ian a call on 07977 987 755

If you want a to have some fun racing downhill then the Caersws Cup downhill race series is the one to do.


Prize Money for overall Series
Glass trophies for all Podiums
Tag Huer Live Timing
Foam Pads for uplift
Great Atmosphere
Live Commentary
Free Team pits
Free Camping
Trade Stands
British Cycling Ranking Points
Video highlights after each race filmed by Ian from Boon Productions.
3 Rounds – 3 different race tracks

14/15 May
18/19 June
29/30 October includes Midland Champs

All 3 rounds to count for overall Series Prize Money!

All races have practice all day Saturday with extra 2 hours practice on Sunday with 2 race runs fastest time wins.

All riders are reseeded from the 1st place times.

It’s the best Downhill series in the whole of mid Wales!

website www.caerswscup.co.uk

on line entry via the British cycling website.

Full Details.


May 14/15th

June 18/19th

October 29/30th



Uplift Practice           10.00am – 4.00pm


Practice                      8.30am- 10.30am

Race Start (2 runs)   11.00am – 4.30pm


Situated in the heart of beautiful Mid-Wales between Newtown and Machynlleth


Caersws is a private forest used for regional and national races over the past 9 years, we ran the first race at Caersws in 2003 which was won by Marc Beaumont riding for Royal Racing team.

Since then six courses have build by the local riders to make this an ideal place to run a series on 6 different courses.

Rider’s categories

No licence required

Age range from just 12 years old up to over 40+

Hardtail 12+

Juvenile 12-14

Youth 15-16

Junior 17-18

Senior 19-29

Master 30-39



Pro Elite


The Courses at Caersws are ideal for testing the abilities of all types of riders.

The course for the first round is the original Midland Course that flows it way down the edge of the forest and finishes in the big open arena making this an ideal place for spectators to watch all the race action.

Live Timing

The latest Tag Huer timing system displays your time as you cross the finish line.

Results are printed within 5 minutes at the end of each category.

All riders are reseeded for the second race run.

Podium Presentations

The Top 3 in each category are awarded a quality glass trophy

Midland Down Hill Championship 2011

The Midland downhill champions will be crowned for each of the categories at the final round of the series on Sunday 30th October. This is open to anyone who lives in the midlands area as defined by British cycling. This race will have Double BC ranking awarded.


There is a big field for tents, caravans & motor homes right next to the finish arena.

Hot & Cold food and toilets on site which makes an ideal place to chill out between runs and watch the racing action

Pre enter the race at www.caerswscup.co.uk


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