Racing, events & uplifts

Round 6 - BUCKNELL 2017
Ref No. 57  
Date 30/09/2017 - 01/10/2017  
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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The Pearce Cycles Downhill Series is a British Cycling Regional A Ranking Series.  It sits one level below the British Downhill Series (BDS) 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.




We recommend you check the list of confirmed riders for each event.  Make sure your name is listed and that all your details are correct.  Please inform us of any errors.


Before you start riding you must sign-on in the registration marquee - this shows us that you've arrived to race and ensures that you're covered by our insurance. 

All riders U18 years MUST have a parent or responsible adult with them when registering on the day. The parent/responsible adult will be required to sign the declaration on the sign-on sheets in order for the U18 rider to collect their number board and race.

You will collect a new number board when you sign-on at your first event of the year.  You keep the same number board for subsequent rounds.  If you lose or forget your number board a replacement will cost £5.  You must have a number fitted to your bike at all times - during racing it's used by the timing team as identification so please start with it clean.  Do not cut down or alter your number board in any way.



To provide a safe racing environment and ensure the health and well being of all our riders we are introducing a concussion policy for the 2017 season. This means that any rider reporting a blow to the head, is witnessed receiving a blow to the head or meets our criteria must be assessed by a Medic using a specific concussion assessment tool before continuing to ride. This tool is designed to highlight any symptoms associated with concussion that could impair the riders ability to ride safely or prolong recovery or alleviate the risk of long term side effects. 

The tool will bring consistency and a non bias approach to the way riders are assessed. The assessment will be carried out by a registered medical professional, either Paramedic, Nurse or Doctor in our medical centre on site. A positive result from the assessment may indicate that the rider be withdrawn from racing and referred to the appropriate health service if required (A&E or GP) If the rider wishes to return to ride they must be passed medically fit by a doctor.

Current evidence shows that concussion can seriously impair a competitors ability to perform and without appropriate rest from activity can cause long term symptoms and there are links between concussion and early onset neurodegenitive diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.  


Racing is run to British Cycling regulations which can be found here

With 300+ riders at each race the course can become congested at times.  To minimise delays and for your safety it's important that you:

* Comply with any instructions given to you by a race marshal.

* Do not stop and block the course.

* If you need to stop for any reason move off the course and outside the tapes so as not to impede other riders.

* If caught by a faster rider please try and give way at the earliest opportunity.


We don't have any requirements for protective items or clothing in addition to those from British Cycling  (see conditions below)


A suitable full-face helmet in good condition

Highly recommended

Back, elbow, knee & shoulder protection
Thigh padding
Shin padding
Long pants
Long sleeve shirt
Long finger gloves




2.00pm >

Camping/arena open for set-up 

 Course open for foot inspection


 9.00am - 5.00pm

 Registration open

 9.30am - 4.30pm

 Course open for practice*


 8.00am - 9.00am

 Registration open

 8.30am - 10.30am

 Course open for practice*

 11.00am >

 Two timed runs

 5.30pm approx.

 Prize presentation

* You must complete at least two full practice runs during the Saturday or Sunday morning practice session to be allowed to race. 

During timed runs there will be 30 second gaps between each rider and 2 minute gaps between each category. Allow plenty of time to get to the start, you will be penalised if arriving late!

Individual 1st run start times will be posted on the notice board in the registration marquee on Sunday morning. After the 1st run, if there is time there will be a break, otherwise 2nd runs will follow immediately. 2nd run start times are re-seeded from 1st run results and will be posted on the notice board.

A two timed run format will be used with the fastest run time from either run counting towards the race result. All results are posted on the notice board in the registration marquee.


Medals will be awarded for individual rounds down to 3rd position in each category.

Series points will be awarded at each round down to 50th place in category.
Points from your best 8 from a maximum 12 runs will count towards final series positions.  In the event of a tie, the final series positions will be decided by the 2nd run result at the final round.

Trophies, product and cash prizes are awarded for series winners to 5th position where applicable on a pro-rata basis of 1 prize per 5 qualifying competitors, unless the race organiser decide otherwise.

National Ranking Points are also available to British Cycling licence holders down to 30th place in each category.


Riders are able to use cameras during practice only.  The camera must be bike mounted - helmet and chest cameras are not permitted.  No cameras during timed runs.


From Craven Arms A49. Take B4368 signposted Clun. In approx 2 miles turn onto B4367 signposted Knighton. Drive through Broome, Clungunford and Hopton Heath to Bucknell. In Bucknell, pass level crossing on your left, do not cross it and continue through village carefully. Pass church and pub Baron of Beef on your right. Continue out of village approx 1 mile until reaching venue signs.

Nearest Postcode: SY7 0AS
We recommend not solely relying on your Sat Nav!

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classifications date/time entry fees
Elite (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Elite Women 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Expert (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Senior (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Senior Women 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Junior (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Junior Women 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Master (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Veteran (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Grand Veteran (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 70.00
Youth (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 65.00
Juvenile (M) 11:00:00 30 Sep 2017 £ 65.00
Elite (M)
Name Club sponsor
Marc Beaumont Pearce Cycles/Specialized/Ohlins
Darren Evans -
James Flinders Leisure Lakes Bikes
Myles James One Vision Global Racing
Glenroy Martin Grips
Shaun Richards Continental Saracen
Robert Smith -
Daniel Tay Don Skene Cycles / Kingud / WDMBA
Douglas Vieira Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Roger Vieira Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Elite Women
Name Club sponsor
Lucy Drees Orange Bikes/Hope Tech
Rebecca Kennedy -
Ellie Maxfield -
Becci Skelton -
Expert (M)
Name Club sponsor
Laurie Arthur Morvelo/Mulebar
Martin Ashe BB Racing
Steven Baldock @endurostevie
Chris Borrowdale ACU/Oneal/Ison Distribution
James Bourne -
Callum Brookes Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Davey Brookes -
Kieran Davies Schwalbe / Plushhillcycles / Wolverson fitness
Nathan Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Jonathan Foster-Smith Decade/Burgtec
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
Josh Gleave -
Ashlee Gough NS Bikes / Hotlines Europe / WTB / InvisiFRAME / SBXtreme
Iwan Griffiths Antur Stiniog/1868 Racing
Kyle Hall -
Will Hart -
Reece Langhorn 2:1 Racing
David List -
Jonathan Oddy Tenn Mountain Fuel Racing
Zach Peters -
Thomas Proffitt Pedal Progression
Matt Rushton Hope Factory Racing
Fergus Ryan Team Skene - Don Skene Cycles; 100%; 7iDP, Mtb Morzine Beds
Chris Sinden -
Adam Smith Hope technology. Fasthouse. Muc-off
Ed Smith -
Michael Straw MJ Racing
Jake Tanner Pearce Cycles Race Team
Oliver Watson Stanton/ Setup
Neil White Single Track/Sick Bikes
Senior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Mike Abel -
Joel Anderson specialized uk, loose riders, melon optics, Stans no tubes, 661 protection
Isaac Anderson -
Matthew Barrett BARR3TT Racing/J-Tech Suspension
Andrew Barrett BARR3TT Racing/J-Tech Suspension
Daniel Beaven The Bicycle Service
Bruce Bell -
Luke Bell -
Lawrence Bigg -
Sam Bradford -
Geraint Breeze -
Christopher Cockrill Firecrest Mountain Biking
Harry Collins -
Chris Collins -
Sam Corlett -
Nyle Cresswell -
Csaba Csenge Edds Bikes, Oneal, Daytona Coachworx
Lewis Dann -
Nathan Davies -
Ryan Dunn Caersws DH / uplifts
Matthew Earle Chubb racing, Hobbs cycle repairs
Harry Farnhill Deity Components
Warren Field -
Dane Fowler -
Fergus Funnell Framed Cycles
Jonathan Gray -
Alex Green -
Justin Hancock Bikeshredz
David Harvey -
Thomas Jackson -
Kieran James Halfords/ offsetbushings/high5inutrition/ fusionmx/100%/sprung suspension/FRA
Alex Jones -
Ben Jones Overspoke Bikes
Ned Kingdon -
Sean Lewis -
Alex Magee RAF DH Team
Billy Matthews North West Mountain Bikes/Burgtec/Foundry Co
Edward Meakes -
Josh Mears -
Thomas Mills -
Matthew Monaghan -
Kristian Morris -
Zak Mumford -
Andrew Murphy Army – Helix – ABF
Tom Mutlow -
William Oddy Tenn Mountain Fuel Racing
Thomas Owens Team Skene
Jack Reynolds -
Joel Rhodes-Patterson -
Rich Robertshaw -
Pete Robinson Firecrest Mountain Biking
Matthew Schofield -
Adam Sharples -
Ben Shaw(91) -
Rob Shottel -
Ian Stark -
Benjamin Stokes Tenn Mountain Fuel Racing
Ryan Telling 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz/Fusion MX
Jordan Tester -
Oliver Tustain Eastwood Media / Overspoke Bikes
Daniel Wagstaff -
Tom Walton Otec Bikes
Daniel Ward -
Ross Williams -
Dave Wood -
Charlie Wright -
Samuel Wrobel -
Dylan Young -
Senior Women
Name Club sponsor
Chloe Buys Darkside DH
Abi Croshaw -
Jane Davis -
Ellie Dewdney Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Renee Diwell -
Hannah Escott -
Frankie Evans CUBE Flow Team, Sprung Suspension
Dorota Grabkowska Deity
Ami Grindley -
Lindsay Hanley Tredz Bikes.
Brittany Littlewood -
Nicola Palmer -
Abbie Sloan Pearce Cycles Race Team, Steele Industries, My Bike Bits, Indiprint Graphics
Rebecca Smith Flow MTB
Rene Stent -
Katie Sweeting RAFCA
Junior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Harry Attwood Ridgehill Race Syndicate / Indibike / Armavelo / Redkite cycles
Luke Birkett -
Joe Bower Pearce Cycles Race Team
Joe Breeden -
Jordan Colclough Recoil Suspension
Joseph Derrick Push Cycleworks
William Easey -
James Fearnley -
Jake Gaskell Team Skene
Ross Green -
Jack Harvey Norcon construction
Tom Herriott Racers Guild Squadron
Riley Jenner Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Jordan Kenyon -
Drew Lane -
George Lunt -
Owen Martin Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Matthew McGovern -
Josh Mead Aston Hill - Lovelo MTB race team
Jack Mills -
George North -
Ben Phillips -
Riley Scott Madison Saracen Development Team
chris spinks -
Gavin Taylor -
William Thompson -
Will Turnbull D&D Cycles
Matt Walker Madison Saracen Factory Team
Toby Waters Drover Cycles
Jason Williams -
Junior Women
Name Club sponsor
Corinna Brisbourne -
Eve Brookes -
Ellen Flewitt Aston Hill - Lovelo MTB Racing Team
Meghan Harris -
Ellie Jones One Planet Adventure
Rosy Monaghan Super Alloy Racing/Stendec
Katie Purvis -
Emily Walker Rockguardz
Master (M)
Name Club sponsor
Mark Antrobus -
simon Aplin -
Iain Baird -
Joseph Boswell -
Ivor Bowen -
Ben Caldwell -
Jordan Cavalier -
Nathan Cavalier -
Ady Chaplin -
Mike Chatel Manx Mud Dh Team
Mathew Clark -
Neil Clarke -
Peter Couldridge -
Pete Crookes -
Matthew Davies Rockguardz
Ben Day bike shredz
Ben Deakin DMR Bikes/Muc-Off
Simon Dobson Sunday Invitational
Scott Edgworth -
Chris Edmunds Mountain Trax
Rob Escott Hotlines Europe
Ifan Evans Na
Seb Frost
Jordan Gartland -
Richard Goodyear Tree Magnet Racing
Daniel Grindley -
Dan Haines -
Chris Henson -
Rob Hill Pearce Cycles Race Team
Ben Horne SDR - Southcoast Suspension
Robert Hughes -
Andrew Hughes -
Mark Jewell -
Gareth Johnson -
Daniel Jones -
Alastair Keen -
Neil Kenna -
Steven King -
Nick Lumb -
Robert McClurg ARMY - HELIX - ABF
Clive Middleton -
Tricky Moore Online / TrickyTuned Racing
Callum Morgan -
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Jonathan Newnham Dream Doors Southend
Cameron Nichols -
James North -
Dan Partington Sunday Invitational
Simon Pemberton Sunday Invitational
Nick Platt D&D Cycles
Andy Poynton -
Ross Price Bikeshredz
Will Priestner -
Andrew Pritchard -
Matthew Redman Royal Air force CA
Ed Robinson -
Toby Savage -
Daniel Smith Devinci/
Craig Taylor Freeborn/SBxtreme
Adrian Tyrrell -
Michael Vickers -
Sam Waters -
Ryan West -
Aled Williams Black Box Industries
Michael Wilson -
Pete Wogan MIJ/Decade Europe/Continental Tyres/Fiveten/Sprung Suspension/Lodge Cycles/Colebrook Transporter
John Wootton -
Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Paul Blight -
John Boothman Sunday Invitational
Ian Bray Mij / Decade-Europe / Muc-Off / Fiveten / Sprung Suspension / FusionMX / Continental Tyres / Colebrook Transporters
James Christie -
Mark Cray -
Pete Crump Transition/Fox/Hope/MissionMX/Mojo/Decade
James Davies Wdmba
Chris Derry Pearce Cycles Race Team
Malcolm Dunn Caersws dh/uplifts
David Fairservice -
Phil Gray -
Philip Hall -
Lee Hammett -
Lee Howells -
Stu Hughes Decade/7iDP/Royal Racing/Muc-Off
David Johnston -
Dean Jones caersws dh racing developements
James Jones S4P Proform Tyre Tool
Joe Killner Aston Hill - Lovelo MTB Racing Team
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
Shane Maciak Tyskie Racing
Andrew Old -
Lee Pettitt Racers Guild Squadron
Gareth Quinn -
Roy Semple Army Be The Best/ ABF/ Helix / O'Neal / Ison-Distribution / Pro Green / Decade / Hope
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild
Guy Theron Monster Sport Insurance
Dirlon Vieira -
Ian Walker -
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Bill Young -
Grand Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Mark Buckingham Army Cycling Union
Irvin Creighton Steve Peat Syndicate
Nicholas Eyre Barracuda Bob Racing
Trevor Harvey -
Paul Jacobs PPG
Paul Le Maitre -
Steven Lewis -
Peter Little Pedalabikeaway /Sprung
Dave Scurfield -
Youth (M)
Name Club sponsor
Harry Barrett Madison Saracen Development Team
Matt Bower Pearce Cycles Race Team
Lewis Brown Racers Guild Squadron
Ryan Cambridge Solihull CC
Tyler Chapman Grips Bikes.
Jeremy Coe Aston Hill-Lovelo MTB race team
Sam Cofano -
Hugo de Boissard -
Matthew Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Sonny Goode -
Alexander Gray -
Sam Hall -
Tom Hildred -
Owen Mapleson -
Sion Margrave Moore Large Oneal Race Team
Jay Owen -
Conor Paddy -
Oliver Raja-Brown Team B1ke
Conor Roberts RBD Photography
Harvey Rollason NX2MTB
alexander scott -
Sam Tyrrell -
Morgan Tyrrell Wideopen mag
Drew Whatley MIJ Downhill/ Decade/Continental /Fiveten/Sprung /FusionMX/Colebrook Transporters
Jack Williams Pearce Cycles Race Team
Luke Williamson Atherton Academy
Juvenile (M)
Name Club sponsor
Joe Baker -
Joshua Bennett The trailhead
Alvaro Boswell-Hidalgo -
James Cargill -
Tomas Carter -
Henry Crease Kustom Bikes
Travis Diwell-Wilson DC Cycles
Toby Driscoll -
Dowie Evans Hot Pursuit Cycles/Wickens & Soderstrom
Callum Hard -
Robby Johnston -
Josh Lancett-Edwards Pearce Cycles Race Team
Zak McGuire -
Charlie Palmer -
Joel Pickford FOX
Richie Porter -
Liam Ross -
Thomas Shakespeare Firecrest team
Connor Smith Wideopenmag
Louie Smith Dirty Customs
Jordan Williams Hammoon Cycles