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Halo British Downhill Series 2010
The 2010 British Downhill Series (BDS) has been launched - it's the only National race series in the World with UCI ranking points, £10k in prize money and over £15k in prizes.
Dates and venues:
- Rd 1 - 10th and 11th of April at Rheola - South Wales
- Rd 2 - 8th and 9th of May at Fort William - Scotland
- Rd 3 - 26th and 27th of June at Llangollen - Wales
- Rd 4 - 7th and 8th of August at Moelfre - Wales
- Rd 5 - 25th and 26th of September Caersws - Wales
The organisers say this: "The British Downhill Series racers are the fastest in the World, that's a fact! The international invites have gone out and the regulars like Steve Peat, The Athertons, Greg Minaar, Brendan Fairclough and Josh Bryceland aren't all going to have it their own way in 2010 that's for sure!
Come and catch all the action up close and personal. Parking and spectating is always free and onsite we have the following, especially for you: Live timing and commentating, Retail and display stands, Catering and Toilets with toilet roll!
Keep it locked to www.BritishDownhillSeries.com for all the detailed info and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome trackside!"
And here's a bit of video to whet your appetite!
Entries will be £66 except for Fort William at £68, this extra increase is to pay for the marshals.
Any riders 18 or under must wear full body armour (spine, knee and elbows).
Please note all race entry enquiries to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1st: Riders with 50 points or more get the priority chance to enter.
March 1st: Riders with 1-49 points on a first come, first served basis.
March 1st: Riders with a valid BC license and no points, on a first come, first served basis.
All entries for the British Downhill Series will be processed online. Cheques will not be accepted.
As the entry system is automated, every rider entry and payment will be logged. We will then systematically go through each entrant and depending on the following criteria will press "Accept" or "Reject". If you are accepted you will be notified by e-mail ASAP. If you are rejected you will also be notified by e-mail, please note no financial transactions will be processed if you are rejected.
Best 4 out of 5 races count to the series points.
Seeding will carry points.
Confirmed retailers at all rounds are:
Bike Tart, Pure Riders.co and Descent-Gear
Retail stands at the British Downhill Mountain Bike Championships must be agreed by the organisers in writing and payment made 14 days prior to each event. Failure to do so will result in the stand not being permitted. If retailers turn up unannounced then they will be asked to leave and we will take every effort to assure that agreed trade stands and revenue are protected. Late requests can be agreed on an individual basis but are not guaranteed.
Question: What kind of license do I have to have from British Cycling?
Answer: Silver or Gold
Question: What does my entry fee get me?
Answer: Two days riding, uplift and two timed runs.
Question: International Rider wanting to race the fastest DH nation in the World?
Answer: Drop me an e-mail with your UCI ranking or country of license ranking. Back that up with a link to your results and I'll give you the nod that you can enter.
Question: What do I get for being a marshal?
Answer: To ensure you have the best marshals (must be 16 or over) on the hill anyone signing up for the whole years duties will be justifiably rewarded with a payment of £100 per weekend and the uplift queue jump pass.
Marshals signing up for one weekend will receive £80 for the weekends work.
Marshals signing up for one day will receive £35 for a days work.
Plus a further 10% discount of any purchases from bicycle retailers trackside that weekend.
Plus a queue jump pass to the BDHMC mechanic.