2013/14 Winter Season

The 661 Mini DH returns to the Forest of Dean for FOUR races this winter season.

Race Dates Sunday 1st December 2013, Sunday 26th January 2014, Sunday 23rd February 2014, Sunday 30th March 2014

The 661 Mini DH is now its 6 year in the Forest of Dean, the races started out small and have grown to be the races to do over the winter.

We have many famous names over the years who come to down to race for the laid back nature and good vibe the mini downhill races has to offer. Its now a breeding ground for local new talent that will surprise quite a few with their race times.

Lots of good tracks have sprung up over the last few years but you get to race on the best of these. Its a good mix from swooping corners, roots & rocks sections but everyone will have fun riding. This makes the racing really intense where every single second counts.

Riders will be competing against the clock to get the fastest time. Two timed runs the winner is the rider with fastest time.

Quote from Hot Dates in MBUK magazine Probably the most fun you can have in the winter. Mini DH racing at its absolute finest and the perfect opportunity for younger riders to have a crack at racing. It’s making us feel all warm inside just thinking about it!

New to downhill for the 10 & 12 year olds who want to race downhill? The minimum age for DH in the UK is 13 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 & 12 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.
This year we have cut the entry fee for Rippers to just £20!


One Industries, Six Six One for top 3 in each age categories.

Event Program:

Practice 9.00am – 10.45am Race Starts (2 x runs) 11.00am – 3.30pm Prize Presentations 3.45pm

Race categories – No license required to race

Product prizes to top three in each age category Each Winner also wins a free uplift day from Simon from Flyup Downhill

Categories The Original

  • 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+
  • Ladies – All ages
  • Pro-Open – Age 17+ for any experienced racers, Pro, semi pro or any one who wants the challenge of this intense type of racing. – No license required to race
Age Categories – to work out which category you race in – the age is worked out by how old you are on 31st December.

To Enter the race:

Entries will open now for this winter 661 Mini Downhill’s
We are using the new British Cycling On-line entry system.
its now simple to enter. If you have not set up account for this new online system you will need to set up an account first. Just set up a free account on the British Cyling website, it will prompt you when you hit the enter now button. If you all ready have a British Cycling your already to login. Plus all entries show up instantly once you have entered.

(Please note Firefox web browser does not work for online entry please use Internet explora)

These races are very popular and will fill up before the entry closing date so please pre-enter to make sure you can race.



You can collect your number board on Saturday afternoon to save time on Sunday morning.

Please bring £5 notedeposit for Number Board (you will get this s refunded after on return of your number board after the race, sorry no change given) Saturday 4.00pm to 4.30pm (outside cafe) Sunday 8.30am to 10.00am (in Forest) You must sign on and collect your number board before 10am on Sunday. Full Face Helmets must be worn for practice & racing




Forest of Dean – Gloucestershire

Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Cannop Valley, Nr. Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 7EH. Map to Pedalabikeaway hereGloucestershire close to the M4 River Severn Crossing at Chepstow. The nearest towns or villages are Coleford, Monmouth, Ross-On-Wye, Cinderford, and A48 Lydney. Easily accessible from M4/48, M5, M50, A40 and A49. Mainline trains via Newport or Gloucester. We are situated on the B4234 New Road. OS Grid Reference: SO 624 114

Post Code for Sat Nav is GL16 7EH but check the map as this may put you in the centre of Coleford or at the cottages down the road.

Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre located in car park.

Hot & Cold Food, proper flush toilets, Showers and Bike Wash all located at Pedal a bike away and some really tasty cake.


Course & Parking Map

Important Notice – Car Parking is on the forest road only – No Parking is allowed in cafe car park.– Parking Fines will be issued by the Forestry Commission to anyone not parking on the forest fire road car park.


Flyup Downhill

Flyup Downhill is the new Official uplift service for the Forest of Dean. They will be running a special uplift service on the dayof the race. They will do single ticket uplift for just £2! Que up, pay your £2 and get lift to the top.


Trail Maintenance & Building in the FoD

A donation will be made to DTV to support the continuing development of the Forest of Dean Trails via the Dean Trail Development. Dean Trail Volunteers

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