FAQ

  • What track are we racing on?
    We release the information 2 days before race date
  • Will you be using GBU track?
    No
  • How old do you have to be to race?
    Age Categories explained
  • Do i need a full face helmet to race?
    Yes
  • Do i need a race licence?
    No
  • Do i need to join British Cycling?
    No
  • Is uplift included in the entry fee?
    No but Flyup downhill do pay as you go on race days
  • Do you take entries on the day?
    No race is pre entry only
  • Can we camp at the race?
    No camping or overnight parking in FoD
  • What is the post code?
    GL16 7EL
  • Is there a cafe?
    Yes the Peddle A Bike Away Cafe
  • Is there bike wash?
    Yes the Peddle A Bike Away Cafe
  • Is there showers?
    Yes the Peddle A Bike Away Cafe
  • Do we pay for car parking?
    Yes Forestry Commission have changed the parking fees to £7 per day, you can now buy a freedom pass which is valid for 12 months for £30 so it loads cheaper to get one of these passes. You can get here or buy from the cafe.
  • Can i get a refund?
    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 chris.roberts@minidownhill.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 chris.roberts@minidownhill.com Inform us of your full name, category racing and which race we are dealing with. (please note we cannot deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or Facebook).