Racing, events & uplifts

Round 4 - Hopton 2019
Ref No. 113  
Date 13/07/2019 - 14/07/2019  
Type Race  
Category Downhill  
Rider Classifications Elite (M), Elite Women, Expert (M), Senior (M), Senior Women, Junior (M), Junior Women, Master (M), Veteran (M), Grand Veteran (M), Youth (M), Juvenile (M)  

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Online entry will open Sunday 27th January 2019 at Midnight.

We welcome all age groups of riders from 13 upwards. Our courses are designed to both be challenging for elite riders as well as allowing novice riders to get down safely with a smile on their faces.

You can also use any form of Downhill, Enduro or Trail bike of your choice to compete on. This season will see the introduction of a Trail bike sub category within each main category. To be eligible for this you need any form of single crown forked bike and when you sign on on the day of the event tick the box to include yourself in the category. There will then be a medal for the fastest trail bike in each category on the day and then a series prize at the end of the year. This is on top of standard category result and points allocation.

This season points from 8 runs will count towards final series positions.

The Pearce Cycles Downhill Series is a British Cycling Regional A Ranking Series.  It sits one level below the HSBC UK National Downhill Series so is a good introduction to racing.  You don't need a British Cycling licence to race our series, but we'd recommend you look at the benefits of British Cycling membership.

If you are entering as a Junior lady and are under 16 you will receive a £5 refund for each event. This is because all under 16s are being sponsored to reduce the cost of racing.


Hopton Woods, Hopton Castle, Nr Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 0QF.

From A49 at Craven Arms. Turn onto B4368 signposted Clun. In approx. 2 miles turn left onto B4367 signposted Knighton. Drive through Clungunford to Hopton Heath. Turn right, over railway bridge and then immediately left towards Hopton Castle. Follow narrow road to Hopton Castle. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION HERE. Turn left by the castle and follow MTB Race signs along Bedstone Lane to parking field on your right side.

When exiting, all traffic will need to turn right out of the venue towards Bedstone. Please follow the signs. No traffic should leave through Hopton Castle village.

Nearest postcode: SY7 0QF
We recommend not solely relying on your Sat Nav!

classifications date/time entry fees
Elite (M) 13:45 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Elite Women 12:30 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Expert (M) 13:34 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Senior (M) 13:05 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Senior Women 12:30 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Junior (M) 12:45 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Junior Women 12:30 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Master (M) 11:58 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Veteran (M) 11:45 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Grand Veteran (M) 11:38 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Youth (M) 11:16 13 Jul 2019 £ 70.00 Enter This Classification
Juvenile (M) 11:00 13 Jul 2019 £ 70.00 Enter This Classification
Elite (M)
Name Club sponsor
Seth Barrett -
Gareth Brewin The Trailhead
Josh Gleave -
Myles James -
Shaun Richards Continental Saracen
Matt Rushton -
Adam Smith Hope technology. Fasthouse. Muc-off
Robert Smith -
Elite Women
Name Club sponsor
No entry yet.
Expert (M)
Name Club sponsor
Harry Attwood Ridgehill Race Syndicate / Indibike / Armavelo / Redkite cycles
Joseph Derrick -
Ryan Dunn Caersws DH / uplifts
Warren Field 2:1racing, Specialized uk
Alex Florian Burgtec
Nathan Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Eric Harvey-Fishenden -
Damon Jones Descent21,decade Europe,sbxtreme,afton,royal,7idp,rockguardz
Billy Matthews Wormy MTB/Burgtec/Foundry Co
Jonathan Oddy Discobrakes / Carbon cycles/250 London
Pete Robinson Firecrest Mountain Biking
Ed Smith -
David Smith -
Elliot Thombs -
Danny Wenmoth A-Line Electrical Ltd
Senior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Joel Anderson specialized uk, loose riders, melon optics, Stans no tubes, 661 protection
Isaac Anderson Carder Technology, 661 Protection
Marius Andriuskevicius -
Matthew Barnett -
Harry Barrett -
Lewis Bateman WDMBA
Greg Berry -
Joe Bower Pearce Cycles Race Team
Vini Crighton-Poli The Trailhead
Adam Crump -
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
Jasper Edwards -
Tom Evans MIJ downhill/ Decade Europe
Luther Griffiths -
tommy jeffs -
Ben Johns -
William Langley -
Alex Magee RAF DH Team
Josh Mears Army DH Team
Hamish Melvin Pearce Cycles
Thomas Mills Army DH Team
Andrew Murphy Army – Helix – ABF
Thomas Owen -
Ben Phillips -
Harvey Powell -
Samuel Powell -
John Riddell Army DH Team
Senior Women
Name Club sponsor
Emma Bradley AQR Holidays & Coaching
Corinna Brisbourne -
Rachel Martin -
Rebecca Smith Flow MTB
Rene Stent -
Katie Sweeting RAFCA
Amanda Tanfield Ladies do DH
Junior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Moacyr Atkinson -
Harry Barrett J-TECH Suspension/Trailhead
Lewis Brown Racers Guild Squadron
Jeremy Coe -
James Cudbertson
Matthew Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Alexander Gray -
Finlay Gray -
Oakley Haines -
Brad Hill Newtown tyres /Chamberclothing/unitecomponents
Grady Jones Pave your way racing
James Leech -
Jack Morris Pearce Cycles Race Team
Ethan Oram -
Oliver Raja-Brown Firecrest Team
Conor Roberts RRT Racing
Dan Slack Tred-Shop / Devinci Factory / Magura
Dec Willicombe -
Luke Woodhouse -
Junior Women
Name Club sponsor
Elin Berry Pedalabikeaway Sprung Suspension
Emily Walker Rockguardz
Master (M)
Name Club sponsor
Ivor Bowen -
Daniel Braund -
Chris Breeze Leisure Lakes Bikes/Specialized
Jordan Cavalier -
Sean Day -
Simon Dobson Sunday Invitational
Chris Edmunds Mountain Trax
Tom Ellery -
theo fellgett -
Seb Frost
Andrew Green -
James Heal ARMY, Helix, ABF
Rob Hill Pearce Cycles Race Team
Robert Hughes -
Stuart Jones Brooks cycles
Gareth Lake 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz/Fusion MX
Ben Llewellyn -
Nick Lumb -
Phil Mathar -
Linford Mill -
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Jonathan Newnham Dream Doors Southend
Dan Partington Sunday Invitational
Adam Pearson Squid squad
David Pearson-Smith -
Simon Pemberton -
Mike Power RAF DH Team, Trailmunki Bike Shop, Rockerline Clothing, Karma Surfboards
Will Priestner -
Matthew Redman Royal Air force CA
Paul Ruscoe Racers Guild Squadron
Ryan Telling 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz/Fusion MX
David Tomlinson -
Sam Waters -
Shaun Webb Royal Air Force
Pete Wogan MIJ/Decade Europe/Continental Tyres/Fiveten/Sprung Suspension/Colebrook Transporter/visor leaf/muc-off/crank brothers/fusionmx graphics/rock guardz
Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
John Boothman Sunday Invitational
Toby Box -
Richard Brazier -
Nathan Cavalier -
Wayne Chance -
Pete Crump Pearce cycles/Fox/Hope/renthal/Decade/SBXextreme
Matthew Davies Rockguardz
Chris Derry Derryair Racing/RRP/Burgtec/Brink/Plush suspension
David Fairservice -
Phil Gray -
Philip Hall -
Lee Hammett -
Stephen Hardcastle -
Ross Holding -
Stu Hughes Decade/7iDP/Royal Racing/Muc-Off
Harry Jardine -
Daniel Kelly -
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
David List -
Nick Masters -
Clive Middleton -
Andrew Old -
Lee Pettitt Racers Guild Squadron
Sandy Plenty The Trailhead/Santa Cruz
Gareth Quinn -
Redas Raginskas -
Brian Searle -
Steven Smith -
Michael Smith -
Guy Theron Whisper/BikeTart
Mark Woodhouse -
Grand Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Ian Bray MIJ Racing / Decade Europe
Irvin Creighton Steve Peat Syndicate
Malcolm Dunn Caersws dh/uplifts
Nicholas Eyre Barracuda Bob Racing
Trevor Harvey -
John Jones -
Matthew Patrickson -
Darren Powell -
Mark Pulleyn -
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild
Neil Townsend -
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Youth (M)
Name Club sponsor
Alonso Barbour Aston Hill-Lovelo MTB race team
Joshua Bennett The trailhead
Liam Boniface -
Zak Bonney -
Alvaro Boswell-Hidalgo -
Joshua Brazier RockGuardZ
James Cargill -
Tomas Carter -
Jamie Coupland -
Henry Crease Kustom Bikes
Toby Driscoll M B Cyclery
Tomas Elsmore Pedalabikeaway/SprungSuspension
Alfie Gale Spokes of Bagshot/Rapid Racer Products/Roost/Sussed Out Suspension/TheFitBox
Callum Hard -
Jacey Harris -
Ben Hicken Rockguardz
Liam Hodgetts -
Travis Hopkins -
Tyler Hughes Decade/7iDP/Royal Racing/Muc-Off
Jasper Johnson Gawton Gravity Hub
Sam Johnston -
Owen Jones -
Josh Jukes Pearce Cycles
Mikey Lea-hacking -
Alfie Lloyd -
James Mcdouall Hot Pursuit Cycles
Charlie Mosley -
Harry Patrickson Steve Peat Syndicate / Maxxis Tyres
Jake Powell -
Ziggy Reeves -
Aidan Searle -
Thomas Shakespeare Aston Hill - Lovelo MTB race team
Charlie Shearn -
Jackson Smith -
sion smith -
Connor Smith Wideopenmag
Louie Smith Dirty Customs
Jack Stirzaker -
Calum Tolley Pearce Cycles Race Team
matthew valentine -
Jordan Williams Madison Saracen development team
Jack Williams Pearce Cycles Race Team
Joe Willoughby -
Juvenile (M)
Name Club sponsor
Sam Brady -
tom brookes -
Rudi Eichhorn FMD Factory Racing
WILL HAINES Pedalabikeaway / Sprung / Go
Joel Jervis -
Josh Lancett Edwards Pearce Cycles Race Team
Fin Luter -
Luke Madley -
Conrad Mathar Lock 'n' Load Racing
Dan Nadin -
Finn New Rockguardz
Dominic Platt -
Owen Rick Tred-Shop, Pinned Attire
Will Savery -
Archie Townsend -
Thomas Youe Pedalabikeaway / Sprung Suspension