Entries for the 2016 British Cycling MTB Downhill Series are now open via the British Cycling website.
The series will comprise of six downhill events held around the UK at Ae Forest, Fort William, Rhyd-Y-Felin, Moelfre, Revolution Bike Park with the finale at Llangollen.
New features for 2016 include live timing from Action Sports Timing. It will be the first downhill race series in the world to offer live timing for not only the race but for also for all of practice, available at the touch of a finger via a smartphone.
Additionally, once each category has finished riders will automatically have their seeding and race results text directly to their mobile phone.
The largest number of elite riders ever gathered for a national series with 112 elite riders competing in the 2015 series.
For the women, Madison Saracen Factory Team rider Manon Carpenter took the series win convincingly with a 260 points lead in front of Rose Bikes and former four cross world champion Katy Curd on 930 points. FMD Racings Tahnee Seagrave finished third in the series with 715 points.
CRC/Paypals Joe Smith won the men’s event with 920 points ahead of Madison Saracen Factory Team rider Matt Simmonds on 838 points. CRC/Paypals Mike Jones showed great consistency over the series, scoring him 807 points and a well deserved third place for the young Welshman.
2016 British Cycling MTB Downhill Series - dates and venues
Round 1 - 2-3 April
Ae Forest in Dumfries
Round 2 - 14-15 May 2016
Nevis Range, Fort William
Round 3 - 28-29 May 2016
Round 4 - 25-26 June 2016
Round 5 - 27-28 August 2016
Revolution Bike Park, Wales
Round 6 - 17-18 September 2016