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661 Mini Downhill at the Forest Of Dean

The Forest of Dean is the local stomping ground for us here at Dirt, so we’re over the moon that there’s going to be a race there.

It’s a great venue with loads of tracks, a tasty little cafe, a bike shop for spares and more sheep than you can shake a stick at.

We might even bring the Easy-up, mince pies and sherry and have a bit of a doo.

Anyway check out the details below and we’ll see you there. Or just click here for speedy entry.

661 MINI DOWNHILL RACE – Forest of Dean – Gloucestershire

Its back, following the amazing success of the last 661 Mini DH, the Forest of Dean is the next place for exciting new way to get into downhill mountain biking.

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 2 race runs, a good laugh and topped off with top prizes from our sponsors.

Race Sponsor

The race is being sponsored by SixSixOne, Sunline and Royal Clothing and will be known as the “661 Mini Downhill”.

Date: Sunday 7th December 2008

Location: Forest of Dean, Cannop Valley, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EH


Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
Race Starts (2 x runs) 11.00am – 4.00pm
Prize Presentations 4.30pm


Forest of Dean is a hot spot for mountain bikers for XC & DH, with 100’s of riders turning up every weekend.

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

” There are hundreds of people who ride at the Forest of Dean 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 30 to 40 seconds long.
This makes the race really intense where every single second counts.

Race categories

Juvenile – Age 12-14
Youth – Age 15-16
Senior – Age 17-29
Master – Age 30+
Pro-Am – open to any experienced racers, Pro, semi pro any one who wants the challenge of this intense type of racing.


SixSixOne, Royal Clothing & Sunline products for top 3 in each age categories.


There are loads to choose from in the forest including such names as the Corkscrew, Rocky and the Sheep’s head. The actual course will be revealed closer to the event so expect a fun & flowing track and a great challenge for this one off event.


Heading up the microphone we have pulled in the best in the land, none other than Si Paton who will keep you entertained and informed on the days racing and the riders.

Trade Stand

To keep you on track with all your spares and repairs we have secured the guys from Descent-Gear.com who will be turning up with their big van rammed full of all the essentials and latest goodies and some one off Forest of Dean Racers Specials!


Extreme Medics will provide the best possible Paramedic care for any one who tries just a little bit to hard! – We always recommend body protection but you must wear full face helmet to race.


There is parking for hundreds of cars on the forest road, so tell your friends and family to come down and watch all the race action. Forestry Commission parking charge is £3 per car.

Check out nakedracing.com on how to enter.

661 Mini Downhill at the Forest Of Dean


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