We’ve just had the details of the 2015 series beamed over from Mr BDS Si Paton, if you are wanting to race some of the best locations in the UK next year then get your entries in for the series. All the details you need are right here and if you need any more info then hit up the BDS Facebook page.
BDS Entries Live
British Cycling’s National Downhill Mountain Bike Series, ‘The BDS’ returns for 2015 with six exciting and challenging venues to test Britain’s and the rest of the World’s fastest racers. The world’s leading national downhill mountain bike series attracts over 320 of the world’s fastest racers to Great Britain at each round with an ever increasing swell of spectators numbering into their thousands. The series is affiliated to both the UCI and British Cycling, offering a wealth of UCI points, over £10,000 in prize money and over £25,000 worth of prizes.
April 4/5th (Easter) at Ae Forest, Dumfries in Scotland.
May 16/17th at Nevis Range, Fort William in Scotland. UCi Category 1 Event.
May 30/31st at Llangollen, Clywd in Wales. UCi Category 2 Event.
June 27/28 Rhyd Y Felin (Bala) Llangynog, Powys in Wales.
July 11/12th Moelfre, Oswestry in Wales.
September 19/20th Antur Stiniog, Gwynedd in Wales.
BDS Event Schedule
09:00 Venue open for team pits, parking and camping.
16:00 Course open for on foot inspection only.
16:00 Commissaire course walk.
18:00 – 20:00 Race registration.
07:00 Course open for on foot inspection only.
08:00 – 11:00 Race registration.
09.00 Uplift opens for all riders. (09:10 for Round Two at Nevis Range).
09:30 Open practice for all riders.
17:30 Last uplift.
18:00 Course Closed.
08:00 Uplift opens.
08:30 Open Practice for all.
10:45 Course Closed.
11:00 Timed Seeding Run followed by one timed race run.
17:30 Podium for top five in each category.
19:00 Clear site.
Which category do I enter?
Schwalbe Elite Men – If you are an Elite male rider.
Schwalbe Elite Women – If you are an Elite female rider.
Expert Men – If you are ranked as a British Expert rider.
Flare Clothing Women – Female rider in the year of their 13th birthday or older.
Juvenile – Riders must be in the year of their 13th or 14th birthday.
Marzocchi Youth – Riders in the year of their 15th or 16th birthday.
Spank Junior – Riders in the year of their 17th or 18th birthday.
Senior – Riders in the year of their 19th to 29th birthday.
NS Bikes Master – For riders aged 30 to 39.
Dainese Veteran – For riders aged 40 to 49.
Grand Veteran – For riders aged over 50.
The race is pre entry only and entries go live on the British Cycling website at 09:00 on Saturday the 3rd of January at 09:00. British riders must hold a valid British Cycling Race License along with a valid membership in either silver or gold and have scored 100 British Cycling points in the discipline of downhill in 2014. International riders of all ages/categories are welcomed to enter the BDS via the British Cycling website. You must present a valid race license from your National Federation at race registration. British Cycling website link