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British National Downhill Championships

British National Downhill Championships at Rhyd y Felin.

The No.1 event in the UK domestic calendar this year is taking place on the legendary Bala course in North Wales on 19-20 July.

Pearce Cycles Race Team of Ludlow in Shropshire are organising the British Cycling sanctioned event, here’s what they have to say:

With a limited number of places still available, riders wishing to enter to earn lots of ranking points as well as race on one of the best downhill tracks in the country have only one week until entries close.

A dry run for this event took place at the weekend, with 300 riders competing in round 4 of the Pearce Cycles Race Series, the super fast dusty conditions saw James Hughes take the Elite win with a blistering time of 2:49.

The National Champs in July promises to be bigger and better with the race arena packed with trade stands, team pits and a spectacular six metre high road bridge made from scaffolding to launch riders into the finish arena.

Race categories for this year’s event are in line with the UK’s National Points Series: Juvenile, Youth, Junior, Veteran, Master, Senior, Expert and Elite but with the following changes:

Expert and Elite riders must all ride in the Elite category however Expert riders will receive ranking points based on their finishing position within their own Expert category.

The Senior category is a non-championship event, so no official British Cycling medals or jerseys will be awarded. If a senior rider wishes to compete for the National Championship title they may ride in Elite but are no longer eligible for Senior rankings points.

The National Championships is a category C ranking event, and is therefore the most important on the domestic racing calendar.

Please note that there is no Open category. All riders must have a British Cycling race licence and a minimum of five national ranking points. For further information and to enter the race visit pearcecycles or Tel: 01584 879288

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