This Sunday 4th December see's the return 661 Mini DH races in the Forest of Dean.

The race has already sold out but there still time to enter the January and February races.

Chris Roberts, the organiser, has just been on the dog and bone/hornet/blower with a great offer for all video-jocks...upload your FOD mini DH edit to Mpora...and the one with the most views will win a load of 661 gear!

To win the Video comp you need to do these 3 simple things

1) Video the race

2) download and stick the Mini DH logo onto the start of the video.

3) Upload it to Mpora, You tube, etc so everyone can see it

The film with most views of their video by midday 1st January 2012 will win the goodies.

Logos down load from


Full details of the competition on

661 MINI DOWNHILL RACE – Forest of Dean

Mini downhill is the new fun exciting way to race downhill. Its 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 day riding, a good laugh and topped off with top prizes from our sponsors.

NEW 10 & 11 Year old and want to race downhill?

The minimum age for DH in the UK is 12 years old but we are always getting asked by parents “their son is 11 year’s old and really wants to start racing.

Great news is Mini Downhill’s are the only races approved by British Cycling to have 10&11 year old kids racing downhill. we made the “Rippers" age category just for them, so tell you’re little brother to get his bike out and he can start racing.

Race Sponsor

The race is being sponsored by SixSixOne, Sunline, Maxxis Tyres, Dirt Magazine & Flyup Downhill and will be known as the “661 Mini Downhill".

Andy Gowan said

“We’re really excited to be involved with the Mini Downhill series again – it’s a great format and is a fantastic grass roots event. I think many first timers find the traditional DH race format quite intimidating – the 661 Mini Downhill opens up DH racing to a bigger audience and at a much more accessible price, offering a course which will offer challenges for more accomplished riders but not too much to scare off the mere mortals!"

Dates: Sunday 4th December 2011

Sunday 29th January 2012

Sunday 26th February 2012

Location: Forest of Dean – Gloucestershire


Flowy, Rooty and Rocky is the theme for this winter.

The races are run over the existing tracks in the FoD with names such has Ski run, Mr Rooty, Corkscrew & Sheep’s Skull they open all year round to ride so plenty of time to get there and practice these tracks. All the tracks are fun and flowing and a great challenge for everyone. For the guys that raced last time there have been improvements made by the Dean Trail Volunteers to improve the follow and added extra corners and berms to make flow in any weather conditions.


Chris Roberts race organiser and the brains the idea of the Mini Downhill said

" There are loads of people who ride around the area 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, so tell your friends and get your bike ready!


Top names from UK Mountain biking are taking part in the pro am race.

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 45 to 120 seconds long.

This makes the race really intense where every single second counts.


SixSixOne, Sunline, & Maxxis products for top 3 in each age categories & the custom made Helmet Trophies. And the winner of each Category also wins a free Uplift Day from Flyup Downhill.


Practice Starts 9.00am

Racing Starts (2 x runs) 11.00am

Prize Podium Presentations 3.45pm

Location – Facilities

Café, Hot Showers and a Bike Wash are located at right next to the finish & car park at

Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Cannop Valley, Nr. Coleford,

Gloucestershire. GL16 7EH

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