661 Mini Downhill Winter Racing - Forest of Dean

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661 Mini Downhill Winter Racing – Forest of Dean

The 661 Mini DH returns to the Forest of Dean for FOUR races this winter season.

The 661 Mini DH is now its 6th year in the Forest of Dean, and although the races started out small they have grown to be THE races to do over the winter.

There have been many famous names over the years who come to down to race, enjoying the laid back nature and good vibes that the mini downhill races offer. It’s now also a great breeding ground for local new talent, some of whom will no doubt surprise you with their race times. Lots of good tracks have sprung up over the last few years and you get to race on the best of these. Its a good mix from swooping corners to root & rock sections and everyone will have fun riding. The racing is also always really tight, every fraction of a second counts, which makes the racing really intense. Riders will all get two timed runs, and the fastest run wins. This year there will even be split times!

Race Dates

Sunday 1st December 2013
Sunday 26th January 2014
Sunday 23rd February 2014
Sunday 30th March 2014


SixSixOne kit for top three in each age category and each winner also wins a free uplift day from Simon from Flyup Downhill.

Event Program

Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
Race Runs (2 x runs) 11.00am – 3.30pm
Prize Presentations 3.45pm


Ripper – Age 10-12
Juvenile – Age 13-14
Youth – Age 15-16
Junior – Age 17-18
Senior – Age 19-29
Master – Age 30-39
Veteran – Age 40+
Ladies – All ages
Pro-Open – Age 17+ for any experienced racers, Pro, semi pro or any one who wants the challenge of this intense type of racing.

No license required to race in any category.

This year entries will be dealt with using the new British Cycling On-line entry system, and it’s open now! These races are very popular and fill up before the entry closing date so please pre-enter to make sure you can race. You can do that now by clicking here.


Forest of Dean – Gloucestershire
Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Cannop Valley, Nr. Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EH.

Hot & cold food, proper flush toilets, showers and bike wash are all located at Pedalabikeaway, plus some really tasty cake!

Flyup Downhill is the official uplift service for the Forest of Dean. They will be running a special uplift service on the day of the race. They will do a single ticket uplift for just £2! Queue up, pay your £2, and get lift to the top.

A donation will be made to the Dean Trail Volunteers to support the continuing development of the Forest of Dean Trails.



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