Scottish Mini Downhill Series off to a great start as riders race for the final

Scottish Mini Downhill Series off to a great start as riders race for the final


Round 1 of the Scottish Mini Downhill Series took place on Sunday the 2nd of April at Learnie Red Rocks, with Black Isle MTB Club taking on the running of the event.

Over 75 Youth riders aged from 8-16 got on their downhill bikes and hurtled down the hill!

Making the most of the ‘Take Care of Your Trails’ Weekend, Black Isle MTB Club had been hard at work to create a course which was fast, exciting and even included an optional large jump!

After a hard day of racing, the top two riders in each category qualified for the Mini DH finals at the Fort William MTB World Cup on the 3rd of June. There were also two wildcard places awarded to riders who showed particular spirit and determination.

The riders through to the finals currently are:

Category Qualifying Round Qualifying Position Name Club
U10 Boys #1 Learnie 1 Creag Muir Wolfpax Riders
U10 Girls #1 Learnie 1 Anna Mackenzie Meedies Bike Club
U12 Girls #1 Learnie 1 Aimi Kenyon Black Isle MTB Club
U12 Boys #1 Learnie 1 Andrew Georgeson Black Isle MTB Club
U14 Boys #1 Learnie 1 Zander Millar Todd  
U14 Girls #1 Learnie 1 Daisy Wilson  
U16 Boys #1 Learnie 1 Lewis Kelly Highland Bikes
U16 Girls #1 Learnie 1 Mieke Kalmijn Glasgow Riderz
U10 Boys #1 Learnie 2 Archie Johnston Orangefox Bikes
U10 Girls #1 Learnie 2 Caragh Muir  
U12 Girls #1 Learnie 2 Maisie McMulkin Moray MTB Club
U12 Boys #1 Learnie 2 Matthew Mackenzie Meedies Bike Club
U14 Boys #1 Learnie 2 Cameron Penman Meedies Bike Club
U14 Girls #1 Learnie 2 Jodie Park  
U16 Boys #1 Learnie 2 Fraser Kelly Black Isle MTB Club
U16 Girls #1 Learnie 2 Jessica Kelly Black Isle MTB Club
U10 Boys #1 Learnie Wildcard Noah Liney  
U14 boys #1 Learnie Wildcard Sorley Macdonald Black Isle MTB Club

Round 2 of the Mini DH series takes place this weekend (22nd April) at the Nevis Range with the West Highland Wheelers playing host.

Another full quota of riders will qualify for the finals, with the top two riders from each category earning a coveted start at the finals. If a rider who has already qualified finishes in the top 2 at a subsequent round, the qualification place will be passed down to the next eligible rider.

If you want to find out more about the Scottish Mini Downhill Series then please click here.