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Round 6 - BUCKNELL 2017
EVENT OVERVIEW
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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GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

 

 

BEFORE RACE WEEKEND

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.

AT THE RACE - SIGN-ON & NUMBER BOARD

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.

*YOU MUST NOT RACE THE 2016 SERIES USING A NUMBER FROM A PREVIOUS YEAR.* 

NEW CONCUSSION PROTOCOL 

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.  

RIDER ETIQUETTE

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.

HELMETS & BODY ARMOUR

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

Compulsory

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

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday

2.00pm >

Camping/arena open for set-up 

 Course open for foot inspection

Saturday

 9.00am - 5.00pm

 Registration open

 9.30am - 4.30pm

 Course open for practice*

Sunday

 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.

PRIZES

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.

ON BOARD CAMERAS

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.

Directions

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!

ENTRY
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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
CURRENT ENTRANTS
Elite (M)
Name Club sponsor
Lewis Boyce Giant Store Swansea / Tredz Bikes
Gareth Brewin -
Darren Evans -
James Flinders Leisure Lakes Bikes
Mitchell Ingley Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Myles James One Vision Global Racing
Glenroy Martin Grips
Shaun Richards Continental Saracen
Robert Smith -
Daniel Tay Tredz / Giant Store Swansea / WDMBA / Mojo Suspension
Douglas Vieira Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Roger Vieira Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Elite Women
Name Club sponsor
Lucy Drees Rad Orange Factory Development
Rebecca Kennedy -
Ellie Maxfield -
Becci Skelton -
Expert (M)
Name Club sponsor
Laurie Arthur Morvelo/Mulebar
Martin Ashe BB Racing
Steven Baldock -
Chris Borrowdale ACU/Oneal/Ison Distribution
James Bourne -
Chad Boxall -
Davey Brookes -
Callum Brookes Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Kieran Davies Royal / Plush Hill Cycles / Wolverson / Decade / Crankbrother / Clifbar
Nathan Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Jonathan Foster-Smith Decade/Burgtec
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
josh gleave -
Ashlee Gough NX2 MTB
Iwan Griffiths Antur Stiniog/1868 Racing
Kyle Hall -
Will Hart -
Reece Langhorn Velo Ulverston
David List Pyatescycles.co.uk
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 SPS
Ed Smith -
Michael Straw MJ Racing
Jake Tanner Pearce Cycles Race Team
Oliver Watson Team Creation Cycles
Neil White Fanatik Bike Co.
Senior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Mike Abel -
Isaac Anderson Mick Bucknell
Joel Anderson Wideopen Magazine/Loose Riders
Andrew Barrett BARR3TT Racing/J-Tech Suspension
Matthew Barrett BARR3TT Racing/J-Tech Suspension
Daniel Beaven -
Bruce Bell -
Luke Bell -
Lawrence Bigg -
Sam Bradford -
Geraint Breeze -
Dan Clayton -
Christopher Cockrill Firecrest Mountain Biking
Chris Collins -
Harry Collins -
Sam Corlett -
Nyle Cresswell -
Csaba Csenge Edds Bikes, Oneal, Daytona Coachworx
Lewis Dann -
Nathan Davies -
Toby Down Ti-springs.com
Ryan Dunn Caersws DH / uplifts
Matthew Earle Chubb racing
Tom Evans MIJ/DECADE-EUROPE/FIVETEN/SPRUNG/muc-off
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 MTB/FCO
Edward Meakes -
Josh Mears -
Thomas Mills -
Matthew Monaghan -
Kristian Morris -
Zak Mumford -
Andrew Murphy Army CSR/Renthal/O'Neal
Tom Mutlow -
William Oddy Tenn Mountain Fuel Racing
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 Team Empire Cycles/Life on Bars/Vekta Components
Rebecca Smith Flow MTB
Rene Stent -
Katie Sweeting RAFCA
Junior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Harry Attwood Indibike
Luke Birkett -
Joe Bower Pearce Cycles Race Team
Joe Breeden -
Jordan Colclough -
Joseph Derrick Push Cycleworks
William Easey -
Harrison Fawcett -
James Fearnley -
Jake Gaskell Team Skene
Ross Green -
Jack Harvey -
Tom Herriott Racers Guild Squadron
Riley Jenner Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Jordan Kenyon -
Drew Lane -
George Lunt -
Owen Martin Grips Bikes
Matthew McGovern -
Josh Mead Team Aston Hill
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 -
Finlay Yule -
Junior Women
Name Club sponsor
Corinna Brisbourne -
Eve Brookes -
Ellen Flewitt Team Aston Hill
Meghan Harris Team Aston Hill
Ellie Jones -
Rosy Monaghan One Giant Leap Llangollen
Katie Purvis -
Emily Walker -
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 -
ben day bike shredz
Simon Dobson Sunday Invitational
Scott Edgworth -
Chris Edmunds Mountain Trax
Rob Escott Hotlines Europe
Ifan Evans Na
Seb Frost Rootsandrain.com/Renthal
Jordan Gartland -
Richard Goodyear Tree Magnet Racing
Az Grant -
Daniel Grindley -
Dan Haines -
Chris Henson -
Rob Hill Pearce Cycles Race Team
Ben Horne SDR - Bikes Direct UK - Southcoast Suspension
Andrew Hughes -
Robert Hughes -
Mark Jewell -
Gareth Johnson -
Daniel Jones -
Alastair Keen -
neil kenna -
James Kennell -
steven King -
Nick Lumb -
Robert McClurg Army / ison / oneal / pro green
Clive Middleton -
Tricky Moore Online Bikes.com / TrickyTuned Racing
Callum Morgan -
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Cameron Nichols -
James North -
Dan Partington Sunday Invitational
Simon Pemberton Sunday Invitational
Andy Poynton -
Ross Price Bikeshredz
Will Priestner -
Andrew Pritchard -
Matthew Redman Royal Air force CA
Ed Robinson -
Toby Savage -
Daniel Smith Devinci/Freeborn.co.uk
Thomas Squibb Rockguardz/ATS Cycles/Burgtec/Slick'n'slide
Craig Taylor Devinci/freeborn
Adrian Tyrrell -
Michael Vickers -
Sam Waters -
James Weames MOUNTAIN MAINIA CYCLES
Ryan West -
Aled Williams Sunday Invitational / BoA
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 -
Ross Holding -
Ross Hood -
Lee Howells -
Stu Hughes PinnedTV/TransitionBikes
David Johnston -
Dean Jones caersws dh racing developements
James Jones S4P Proform Tyre Tool
Joe Killner Team Aston Hill
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
Shane Maciak Tyskie Racing
Andrew Old -
Lee Pettitt Racers Guild Squadron
Gareth Quinn -
Roy Semple Army / O'Neal / Ison / Pro Green
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild
Guy Theron Edd's Bikes
Dirlon Vieira -
Ian Walker -
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Bill Young -
Gordon Yule -
Grand Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Mark Buckingham Army Cycling Union
Irvin Creighton -
Nicholas Eyre Barracuda Bob Racing
Trevor Harvey -
Paul Jacobs PPG
Paul Le Maitre -
Steven Lewis -
Peter Little Pedalabikeaway /Sprung
Dave Scurfield -
Jono Simpson Pearce Cycles Race Team
Youth (M)
Name Club sponsor
Harry Barrett Madison Saracen Development Team
Matt Bower Pearce Cycles Race Team
Lewis Brown -
Ryan Cambridge Solihull CC
Tyler Chapman -
Jeremy Coe SDR-Bikes Direct Uk-Southcoast Suspension
Sam Cofano -
James Cudbertson Banana Industries
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 -
Sidney Pengilly SDR - BIKES DIRECT UK - SOUTH COAST SUSPENSION
Oliver Raja-Brown Team B1ke
Conor Roberts -
Harvey Rollason NX2MTB
Cameron Ross Southern Downhill Riders, Bikes Direct UK, Southcoast Suspension
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
Joshua Bennett -
Alvaro Boswell-Hidalgo -
James Cargill -
Tomas Carter -
Henry Crease Kustom Bikes
Travis Diwell-Wilson -
Toby Driscoll -
Dowie Evans Hot Pursuit Cycles/Wickens & Soderstrom
Callum Hard -
Robby Johnston -
Josh Lancett-Edwards -
Zak McGuire -
Charlie Palmer -
Joel Pickford -
Richie Porter -
Liam Ross -
Thomas Shakepeare Firecrest development team
Connor Smith NX2MTB
Louie Smith Dirty Customs
Jordan Williams Hammoon Cycles