Scotland to host 2022 British Mountain Bike Championships

Scotland to host 2022 British Mountain Bike Championships


British Cycling has today announced the dates and venues for it’s 2022 national mountain bike championships and series, with Scotland to play host to two of the three national championships.

MTB Cross-country is the first of the series to kick off in early April, with two rounds north of the border at Newcastleton and Drumlanrig Castle respectively. After a further two rounds down south, Glentress will play host to the 2022 British MTB XC Championships on 23-24 July, a classic course that will see Isla Short look to use home advantage to defend her national champions jersey.

The MTB Downhill Series calendar is also shaping up nicely, with round two a UCI C1 in Fort William on 7-8 May, a few weeks before the UCI World Cup at the same venue. Fast forward a couple of months and Scotland, and in particular Glen Coe, will host the British MTB DH Championships on the weekend 23-24 July.

All in British Cycling have announced 13 series rounds across the MTB disciplines as well as three national championships, giving athletes, coaches, officials and fans plenty of time to plan for what promises to be an exciting 2022 season.

We look forward to brining you updates of the Scottish National Championships and Series in due course.

Full British calendars

National Cross-country Series

Round 1: 2 - 3 April, Sherwood Pines

Round 2: 16 – 17 April, Newcastleton

Round 3: 7 – 8 May, Drumlanrig Castle

Round 4: 28 – 29 May, Cannock Chase

Round 5: 25 – 26 June, Woody’s Bike Park (UCI C1)

National Cross-country Championships

Glentress, Scotland: 23 – 24 July

National Downhill Series

Round 1: Rheola, 16 – 17 April (event organiser – Malc Dunn, Gravity Events)

Round 2: Fort William, 7 – 8 May (UCI C1) (event organiser – Colin Houston, SDA)

Round 3: Llangollen, 28 – 29 May (UCI C2) (event organiser – Si Paton, BDS Events / Malverns Classic Team)

Round 4: Caersws, 13 – 14 August (event organiser – Malc Dunn, Gravity Events)

Round 5: Revolution Bike Park, 17 – 18 September (Mike Marsden, Borderline Events)

National Downhill Championships

Glencoe, Scotland, 23 – 24 July

Event organiser: Scottish Downhill Association (SDA)

National Marathon Series

Round 1: 2 – 3 July, Pippingford

Round 2: 31 July, Isle of Man

Round 3: 7 August, Kielder Forest

National Marathon Championships

Kielder Forest, 7 August