Mini Downhill goes to porc
What do you get when you cross some Mini Cheddars with some Pork Scratchings? The 661 Mini Downhill race at Porc in Kent of course.
Chris Roberts the man with Mini party plan explains all:
661 MINI DOWNHILL RACE - PORC - Kent
Its back, following the amazing success of the last 661 Mini DH races,
Penshurst Off Road Centre 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.
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.
The race is being sponsored by SixSixOne, Sunline and Royal Clothing and will be known as the "661 Mini Downhill".
Date: Saturday 8th August 2009
Location: PORC, Penshurst Off Road Cycling,
Practice 9.00am - 10.45am
Race Starts (2 x runs) 11.00am - 3.30pm
Prize Presentations 3.45pm
It's a great weekend for race action
The National 4X series takes place on Sunday 9th August so you can do downhill & 4X on the same weekend in the same place. Details on www.nps4x.com
Penshurst is a classic riding spot for mountain bikers from DH,4X and Dirt Jumping with loads of riders turning up every weekend.
Chris Roberts race organiser and the brains the idea of the Mini Downhill said
" There are load of people who ride around the London 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 30 to 40 seconds long.
This makes the race really intense where every single second counts.
New Rippers - Age 10-11
Juvenile - Age 12-14
Youth - Age 15-16
Junior - Age 17-18
Senior - Age 19-29
Master - Age 30-39
Pro-Am - open to any experienced racers, Pro, semi pro any one who wants the challenge of this intense type of racing.
These races sell out fast but you can book your entry on line at www.minidownhill.com
SixSixOne, Royal Clothing & Sunline products for top 3 in each age categories & the custom made Helmet Trophies.
There are loads to choose from in PORC. 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.
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.
Contact the organiser:
Phone/text 07702 826260
Mini Downhill goes to porc