RACE National MTB Downhill is back for 2023

RACE National MTB Downhill is back for 2023


Images: Andrew Leinster
Published: 11th January 2023

Scottish Cycling are excited to launch the R.A.C.E National MTB Downhill programme for 2023

Now entering its 8th season, the programme will, once again, offer three blocks of two days of development spread over the Easter, Summer and Autumn school holidays (Dates below).  The sessions will be coached by Elite Rider/Coach Ben Cathro and Scottish Cycling National MTB Coach, Paul Newnham. We aim to invite additional support from other coaches and expert riders throughout the course of the year. Venues are currently TBC.

To be a part of this development programme, riders are expected to be fully committed to developing themselves, both on and off the bike as best as possible throughout the season.  If you would like to be considered for a place on the programme, then please complete the application form at the link below.

To be considered you must:

  • Have competed in the SDA/BDS and aim to be competitive at British Downhill Series level in 2023
  • Be a second year Juvenile or Youth male rider, or, Youth/Junior female
  • Have the motivation and work ethic to be the best rider that you can be.
  • Available to attend the training sessions during weekdays in school holidays: Easter (4th and 5th Apr), Summer (25th and 26th of July) and Autumn (17th and 18th Oct)
  • Complete and submit the online application form by 12pm on Friday February 24th of 2023

To apply complete the online application form:

Apply Here

To find out more about RACE National Progamme for all disciplines click the link below:

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