Over this coming April and May, Scottish Cycling, the National Governing Body for cycling in Scotland, with the support of Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland will be delivering a Series of Regional Mini Downhill Events to select the countries best junior Downhill riders. The top riders will then race at the Mini Downhill Final during the Award winning UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William on the 9th June 2012.
What is a Mini Downhill I hear you ask? Downhill mountain biking is a fast and exciting sport, pitting man and machine against the clock. Each rider has to ride a set course comprising of jumps, drops, roots, rocks, twists and turns. The aim is to complete the course in the fastest time you can.
Mini downhill is just like the real thing but miniature! Shorter courses, smaller bikes (no need for full suspension!) and younger riders but it has all of the passion, excitement and drama of racing! The Mini Downhill Series will provide young downhill riders, aged between 8 and 16 years of age, their first taste of downhill mountain bike racing. The podium places from each event will be invited to compete at the final at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William.
Dates for the up and coming events are:
Fort William - 22nd April 2012
AE Forest – Date to be finalised
Perth – 07th May 2012
Newmilns – 12th May 2012
Stirling – 13th May 2012
TweedLove – 26th May 2012
Mini Downhill Final – 09th June 2012
The cost for each round is £15/ £17.50 on the day per racer and there is no limit to how many rounds an individual can enter, however if a rider has already qualified at a previous round, then the next rider below him/her will then qualify for the final
For more information or to register for one of the events visit: www.scottishcycling.org.uk