Images & Words by Dan Griffiths

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Shropshire, with thanksĀ to the guys atĀ Pearce cycles, Hopton was able to see its first national round in over ten years.

This weekend marked the end of an era, as we saw off Si Paton's British downhill series with one last round.

mhml9181
mhml9181
Despite the demise of the BDS being ultimately down to low entry numbers, Hopton saw a great turnout of riders and loyal fans to send it off.
mhml9186
mhml8122
mhml8122
mhml8241
mhml8241
mhml8414
mhml8414
mhml8512
mhml8512
mhml9386
mhml9386
mhml8305
mhml8305
mhml8180
mhml8180
Lovin' It.
mhml6992
mhml7706
mhml7706
mhml7070
mhml7070
mhml7927
mhml7927
mhml6505
mhml6505
mhml8009
mhml8009
mhml8766
mhml8766
mhml9252
mhml9252
mhml6893
mhml6893
mhml8265
mhml8265
mhml8052
mhml8052
mhml9529
mhml9529
Powering into the finish, Charlie Hatton claims race leader, series winner, and the fastest time of the day, all in one 2:17 minute run.
mhml9490
mhml9544
mhml9544
mhml9344
mhml9344
mhml9784
mhml9784
Finally, the elite men series leaders; Brayton, Simmonds, and Hatton finish up on top.
mhml9804
mhml9840
mhml9840
mhml9686
mhml9686

You can see the full results here.