661 Mini Downhill 2015 returns to the Forest of Dean - Dirt

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661 Mini Downhill 2015 returns to the Forest of Dean

661 Mini Downhill 2015 returns to the Forest of Dean

The Mini DH series is back and Chris Roberts will again be running the series just down the road from Dirt at the Forest of Dean. Plenty of great tracks down there and always cracking fun even when the weather turns crap, the mud makes it better lets be honest! So if you fancy racing this winter then check out all the details here, round up your mates and get down there!

Started in 2007, the mini downhill has evolved into a much loved race series giving riders a chance to stay race ready and gain BC points in a relaxed, fun environment during the winter. Aimed at new and experienced riders alike – even attracting the likes of Tracy Moseley and Danny Hart in previous years. Held over one day, riders’ get two race runs and a chance to win some great prizes all for £30.

2014/15 Dates

Sunday 7th December 2014
Sunday 25th January 2015
Sunday 1st March 2015
Sunday 22nd March 2015

Chris Roberts, race organiser and the brains behind 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 tracks are fun ride but a real challenge to ride flat out to the limit. The event is open to anyone who wants to try downhill, no need for a race licence, so tell your friends and get your bike ready.”


Flowy, rooty and rocky is the theme for this winter. The races are run on existing tracks in the FoD such as Ski run, Corkscrew, Sheep Skull and we have some new off piste natural tracks for this year. The tracks are open all year round giving you plenty of time to visit and practice. All the tracks are fun and flowy providing an exciting challenge for everyone. Tracks range from one minute to two and a half minutes on average, you get two chances to race and your best time counts. The race track will normally be announced the Wednesday before and will remain open on the Saturday before taping for those who wish to visit and practice.

Registration and Fees

You can collect your number board on Saturday afternoon to save time on Sunday morning.

You can collect your number board on:
Saturday 4.00pm to 5.00pm (from cafe)
Sunday 8.15am to 10.00am
You must sign on and collect your number board before 10am on Sunday. Full face helmets must be worn and fastened for practice and racing. The race is £30 online and £35 on the day (if spaces remain available) £20 for rippers and £25 on the day.


Rippers: Age 10 – 12
Juvenile: 13 – 14
Youth: 15 – 16
Junior: 17 – 18
Senior: 19 – 29
Master: 30 – 39
Veteran: 40+
Pro-am: Male
Female: 13 – 29
Female: 30+

SixSixOne products and trophies will be given to the top three in each age category. The winner of each category also wins a free uplift day from Flyup Downhill.


Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
Race Starts (2 x runs weather and light permitting) 11.00am – 3.30pm
Prize Presentations 4.00pm

Location – Facilities

Café, Hot Showers and bike wash are located at Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Cannop Valley, Nr. Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 7EH

Enter now www.minidownhill.co.uk


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