Sunday 20th March 2022
Race is now open to pre enter.
This new venue for the Mini Downhill races is in an hidden valley in the Welsh hillside, its small bike park but the venue is also used for some of the hardest motorbike enduro races in the UK so used to having big numbers of riders and spectators.
The mountain bike tracks are built in the forest by a passionate group of riders known as the JRTF riding crew who spend most of there weekends digging and maintaining the track at Berwyn.
They have been working in all weathers to make this an awesome race.
The finish area has a large area around it for team pits, camping and parking. All camping and parking is free so makes it a great place for a weekend away.
Saturday: The park is open to ride as normal which is £10 per rider and open to anyone not racing so even if your not racing you can still ride.
Practice 9.00am – 10.50am
Race Starts (2 x runs weather and light permitting) 11.00am – 3.30pm
Prize Presentations 4.30pm
Race categories – No license required to race
British Cycling ranking points for riders with a BC race licence.
Custom Glass Trophies to top 3 in each age category (min 5 is a category)
- Youth – Women 13-18
- Senior Women 19-29
- Master Women 30-39
- Veteran Women 40+
- Hardtail age – 13+
- 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+
- Elite/Expert – 17+
Please note riders must be minimum of 10 years old during 2022.
Still not sure which category to enter its all explained here
You can collect your number board on Saturday afternoon to save time on Sunday morning.
Saturday 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 8.15am to 10.00am
You must sign on and collect your number board before 10am on Sunday.
Full Face Helmets must be worn and done up for practice & racing on the track.
Please Note Do not put your number board on your bike if taking on back of a car they will fly out and you will loose it.
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Post Code for Sat Nav is LL20 7LH this will get you in the right area but best to use the Whats 3 words for the exact location.
Please Check map before you leave sorry we cannot give directions on race day.
Saturday – The forest is open as normal and you must follow the local rules & fees.
Saturday is not part of the event so there are no marshals or medics on the track. You are responsible for your own safety and well being during Saturday.
Race day with official Practice and race with Marshals & Medics on the race track.
Parking – Race Day : parking is free
Sunday – Race Day
Registration 8.30am to 10.30am You must sign on and register before riding the track.
4.30pm Podiums Top 3 in each category
Entry procedure, distribution of identification numbers: The race is pre-entry only, though if spaces remain, we will accept very limited entries on the day. Enter via the British Cycling website.
You do not need a race licence to race.
Helmet/Chest Cameras – Not Allowed under British Cycling Rules
It is their responsibility to look after your number board. A lost number board will mean a £5.00 charge for a replacement as will a number board that has a modified shape and sponsors’ logos removed. No defacing of number boards. The number boards remain the property of Mini Downhill.
Race Regulations: The event will run under BC Regulations and Penalties.
Please make sure you aware of the rules. A course inspection will performed before the start of practice with the Chief BC Commissaire and any recommendations will be implemented.
The course will be covered by marshals. They will have red and yellow flags, radio communications and be briefed each morning.
Mini Downhill rules incorporate those laid out in the current BC and UCI handbook.
We recommend that all riders and especially Juvenile and Youth age riders must wear the following body armour: Full Spine Elbow pads Knee pads.
Behaviour – Anti-social behaviour, vandalism, riding mini-bikes, motorbikes, driving recklessly at the event (Disqualified). Acts of violence, intimidation or vandalism will receive a lifetime ban. Under suspicion of theft, the police will be called and you will be detained until their arrival
Race Timing: Race Timing will be carried out by the Action Sports Timing Team,
Results will be posted in the main arena on completion of each event and online by Monday 12:00 after the event.
Medical: Paramedic Medical Cover will be provided on Course.
Illegal Drugs Policy:
We run a zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs. If we suspect you are in possession of or using illegal drugs we will ask you to leave the venue and the Police may well be called.
Camping: No Camping allowed on site.
PA System: A full Public Announcement Facility will be on site with announcements throughout the day. A Notice Board will also be on display in the Race Office/Rider Registration area for displaying information regarding the event.
Uplift: This is a push up race but Flyup Downhill who operate the uplift service at Forest of Dean are doing a race day special of £3.00 per lift just line by the uplift point and save your legs get a lift to the top.
Catering: There is the Pedal A bike Away Cafe onsite café providing fresh hot and cold food and refreshments.
Toilets & Showers: In the Peddleabike away café. Please respect these toilets and showers.
Refunds and Transfers:
If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions:
- 29+ days notice: Entry fee minus a £10.00 administration charge per race cancelled. Refunds will be credited back to the card on which you originally paid within 28 days of your notice in writing to email@example.com
- 28 days or less, no refund.
- Transfer requests with 29 days notice are applicable for any remaining events in that year.
- Transfer requests 28 days or less notice are not applicable.
- Please note you can not swap your entry with another rider.
- The race weekend starts from 15:00 on the Friday before therefore the timescales above mean all e-mails must be received by our deadline which is 4 weeks before the 15:00 on the Friday before the race day.
- The above policies are not dependant on circumstances and are final.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org please note we will not deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or Facebook. Inform us of your full name, category racing and which race we are dealing with.
Force Majeure: If the race organiser is prevented (directly or indirectly) from performing any of its obligations under the entry agreement by reasons of act of God, strikes, trade disputes, breakdowns, government covid rules or political action, interruption of transport, acts of war or terrorism, acts of omissions by a third party for any other reasons whatsoever outside of Naked racing control, then Naked racing will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may as its option, cancel the event.
If the event is cancelled for any reason we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.
It is your responsibility to ensure the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements.
If the event is cancelled we are unable to refund or part refund any entry fee, we are also unable to transfer your entry to another event.
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Info for Riders
The Mini Downhill races fill up before the closing the date for entries, we advise you to enter now to avoid disappointment. Info for Riders: Sunday Registration 0830-1000 Racing starts at 11.00am Podiums for top 3 in each category.
Please Enter now to avoid disappointment as the race will sell out early.