Preview: North West mountain bike downhill championships

Preview: North West mountain bike downhill championships

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You may or may not be into or know about Downhill Mountain Biking...... but if you’re into biking then this upcoming event is your chance to come along and see what it’s all about, as we’d love to have you there to check out the extreme side of mountain biking! There is nothing the racers love more than the track lined with spectators.... bring your cow bells, horns and rattles and get

close to the action!

Expect to see 200 riders tackling a course that will take the fastest rider around 90 seconds to get down. There will be riders of all abilities with ages ranging from 10 years right through to the over 50’s. Each rider gets a morning of practice followed by two race runs starting just after Midday.

Great Britain is recognised as one of the top nations in the World at this sport. At a recent World Cup race in Scotland, British riders filled five out of the top 10 places.

The facts

When? – 24th June 2012
Where? - Marple Bridge, Stockport. SK6 5EN (see map)
Parking fee? - £2 per car (This includes admission for all in the vehicle)
Riding? - The event is sold out, so there will not be any new riders on the day

What else you need to know....

Toilets and drinking water available on siteCatering on sitePets welcome (on a lead)

The schedule


Practice: 0830 - 1145
Race runs x 2 from: 1215 – 1615
Podiums: 1645 - 1715

For those of you that want to know more and to get a little taster to whats in store for you check these out.....

You can Youtube ‘Farmer Johns’ for heaps more videos......

British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.