Scottish Cycling announce dates for the Mini-Downhill qualifiers

Scottish Cycling announce dates for the Mini-Downhill qualifiers

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Scottish Cycling is delighted to announce the events which will form the qualifiers for the Mini-DH finals at the Fort William MTB World Cup 2019.

Volunteers Wanted

Do you want to be a part of the Scottish Cycling Mini DH Finals? We’re looking for volunteers to help out at the Finals as part of the UCI MTB DH World Cup in Fort William! Volunteers will receive a ticket for access to the World Cup on Saturday the 1st of June and get to see the future stars of the DH World racing!

There will be five separate events spread across Scotland to provide as wide an opportunity for young racers to qualify as possible.

Youth DH racing is booming in Scotland, with qualifying Short Course DH events delivered by the Highland Hardline and Borders MTB teams of volunteer event organisers.

The qualifiers will use these existing events, at the start of the season, and will take place on courses which are technically challenging and physically demanding, while being a good introduction to MTB Downhill racing.

From each event, the top two riders will qualify for the Finals which take place at the Nevis Range as part of the Fort William MTB World Cup on Saturday 1st June 2019. New for 2019, one rider in each male and female U18 category will also qualify for the finals. If those riders have already qualified at a previous round, the next highest placed rider will qualify.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for young racers to race at the same event as their downhill heroes.

The qualifying events are:

Qualifer  Date Venue Series Entry
1 24/03/2019  Contin  Highland Hardline Qualified Riders
2 21/04/2019  Innerleithen  Borders MTB Qualified Riders
3 28/04/2019  Nevis Range Highland Hardline  Qualified Riders
4 05/05/2019  Ae  Borders MTB Qualified Riders
5 26/05/2019  Golspie  Highland Hardline Enter

The top two riders from each of the following categories will qualify for the Finals:

U10 Boys U10 Girls
U12 Boys U12 Girls
U14 Boys U14 Girls
U16 Boys U16 Girls

The top rider from each of the following categories will qualify for the Finals:

U18 Boys U18 Girls

All riders who qualify will be contacted directly via email following their qualification round with information on the Finals, and details on how to enter the event. The full list of riders who have qualified from each event will be published on the Scottish Cycling website following the event.

For more information on the series, or Mini-DH Finals, please contact events@scottishcycling.org.uk