Racing, events & uplifts

Round 3 - Hopton 2019

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.

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.


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!

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classifications date/time entry fees
Elite (M) 13:45 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Elite Women 12:30 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Expert (M) 13:34 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Senior (M) 13:05 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Senior Women 12:30 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Junior (M) 12:45 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Junior Women 12:30 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Master (M) 11:58 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Veteran (M) 11:45 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Grand Veteran (M) 11:38 13 Jul 2019 £ 75.00
Youth (M) 11:16 13 Jul 2019 £ 70.00
Juvenile (M) 11:00 13 Jul 2019 £ 70.00
Elite (M)
Name Club sponsor
Seth Barrett -
Gareth Brewin The Trailhead
Kieran Davies Commencal/Schwalbe/Plushhillcycles/Wolverson Fitness
Josh Gleave -
Myles James -
Ciaran King Team Mitchell Cycles
Matt Rushton Hope Factory Racing
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
James Bourne -
Christopher Cockrill Firecrest Mountain Biking
James Corbett -
Aaron Dalleywater BRINK.UK
Joseph Derrick -
Ryan Dunn -
Warren Field 2:1racing, Specialized uk
Alex Florian Burgtec
Nathan Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Eric Harvey-Fishenden -
Owen Martin -
Billy Matthews Wormy MTB / JOES BIKES/ Burgtec / Fasthouse
Jonathan Oddy Kona UK , 250 London
William Organ -
Pete Robinson Firecrest Mountain Biking
Ed Smith -
Elliot Thombs -
Danny Wenmoth A-Line Electrical Ltd
Robert Williams -
Senior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Joel Allport Royal Racing Roots
Isaac Anderson Carder Technology
Joel Anderson specialized uk, loose riders, melon optics, Stans no tubes, 661 protection
Marius Andriuskevicius -
Kieran Baldwin 2:1 Racing/Specialized UK
Edward Ballard -
Matthew Barnett -
Harry Barrett LetSaveW
Lewis Bateman WDMBA
Greg Berry -
Joe Bower Pearce Cycles Race Team
Martin Brown -
Robbie Cooper -
Tom Coulson -
Adam Crump Trailhead Bicycle Company
Joe Denney -
Alex Dovell -
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
James Doyle -
Tom Dunford N/A
Tom Evans MIJ downhill/ Decade Europe
Kyle Evans silver birch clothing - gform - kingsunglass - myvegan
Ben Gascoigne -
Ben Gillett -
Luther Griffiths -
Jack Halliday -
Tony Hillier -
Nathan Hugill -
tommy jeffs -
Simon Jelley -
Ben Johns -
Todd Kearney -
Luke Knight J e James cycles
Kamil Krella -
William Langley -
Alex Magee RAF DH Team
Jamie Malkinson -
Josh Mears Army DH Team
Thomas Mills Army DH Team
Andrew Murphy Army – Helix – ABF
William Oddy Tenn Mountain Fuel Racing
Thomas Owen -
Jamie Owen -
Ben Phillips -
Samuel Powell -
Harvey Powell -
Zak Preece -
John Riddell The Trailhead
Ian Stark -
Benjamin Stokes -
Joshua Thompson -
Zak Woodman -
Senior Women
Name Club sponsor
Emma Bradley AQR Holidays & Coaching
Corinna Brisbourne -
Maria Bryceland -
Ellie Dewdney Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Suzanne Lacey KYFO
Rachel Martin -
Hannah Prestwich -
Rebecca Smith Flow MTB
Rene Stent -
Katie Sweeting RAFCA
Amanda Tanfield Ladies do DH
Joanna Tucker -
Kirsty Twelftree -
Ebony Webber Gibbs Suspension / SDS Race Graphics
Junior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Moacyr Atkinson -
Harry Barrett J-TECH Suspension/Trailhead
Lewis Brown Racers Guild Squadron
Sam Bunn -
finn corbijn Brightside
James Cudbertson
Matthew Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Alexander Gray -
Finlay Gray -
Oakley Haines -
Brad Hill Newtown tyres /Chamberclothing/unitecomponents
Luke Humphries -
Grady Jones Pave your way racing
Bradley King -
James Leech FOD Gravity Team
Jack Morris Pearce Cycles Race Team
Ethan Oram -
Ollie Peters -
Oliver Raja-Brown Firecrest Team
Conor Roberts Sorted Racegear TLD
Jack Thorn -
Drew Whatley MIJ RACING
Dec Willicombe Brink UK/Plush Suspension/Smith Optics
Luke Woodhouse -
Junior Women
Name Club sponsor
Elin Berry Wideopenmag
jenna fellows -
Emily Walker Rockguardz
Master (M)
Name Club sponsor
simon Aplin -
Ivor Bowen -
Daniel Braund -
Chris Breeze Leisure Lakes Bikes/Specialized
Chris Broome -
Jordan Cavalier -
Pete Crookes -
James Dalleywater -
Simon Dobson Sunday Invitational
Paul Dudley -
Martin Dunn -
Chris Edmunds Mountain Trax
Tom Ellery -
Rob Escott Hotlines Europe
Gareth Evans -
theo fellgett -
Rik Francis RAF DH Team
Seb Frost
Simon Gorrod -
simon hamer -
Jake Hancock Alf Jones Cycles
Anthony Harrison -
James Heal ARMY, Helix, ABF
Steven Holroyd -
Robert Hughes -
Paul Jennings Bull Run Racing
Stuart Jones Brooks cycles
Richard Knights -
Gareth Lake 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz
Ben Llewellyn -
Jim Marshall -
Phil Mathar -
Linford Mill -
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Jonathan Newnham Dream Doors Southend
Edward Oldaker -
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 -
Ed Robinson -
Paul Ruscoe Racers Guild Squadron
Toby Savage -
Peter Setterfield -
Bradley Shields Dirtworks / pivot uk
Ryan Telling 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz/Fusion MX
David Tomlinson -
Daniel Turner KODT
Sam Waters -
Ryan West -
Johnathan Wood -
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
David Fairservice -
Phil Gray -
Philip Hall -
Lee Hammett -
Jason Hicken -
Stu Hughes Decade/7iDP/Royal Racing
Harry Jardine -
Daniel Kelly -
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
David List -
Nick Masters Downhill Circus / Deity Components / 7idp
Clive Middleton CW1 Crossfit
Andrew Old -
Simon Paton -
Lee Pettitt Racers Guild Squadron
Robin Quinn -
Gareth Quinn -
Redas Raginskas -
Brian Searle -
Michael Smith -
Steven Smith -
Guy Theron Whisper/BikeTart
Mark Woodhouse -
Grand Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Ian Bray MIJ Racing
Malcolm Dunn Caersws dh/uplifts
Nicholas Eyre Barracuda Bob Racing
Trevor Harvey -
John Jones -
Matthew Patrickson -
Darren Powell -
Mark Pulleyn -
Jono Simpson Pearce Cycles Race Team
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild
Neil Townsend -
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Youth (M)
Name Club sponsor
Alonso Barbour Firecrest MTB
Joshua Bennett The trailhead
Liam Boniface -
Zak Bonney -
Alvaro Boswell-Hidalgo -
Joshua Brazier RockGuardZ
James Cargill -
Tomas Carter -
Finn Clark Sorted Racegear TLD
Daniel Cope teamwideopenmag
Jamie Coupland -
Caleb Coventry -
Henry Crease Kustom Bikes
Jack Davies -
Toby Driscoll -
Tomas Elsmore LeisureLakesBikes/RiseMTBPerformance
Harry Evans -
Alfie Gale Team 2020
Matthew Griffiths Malvern MTB
Luca Guyon -
Ben Hammonds JRTF Racing
Callum Hard -
Jacey Harris -
Ben Hicken Rockguardz
Matty Hicken -
Liam Hodgetts -
Travis Hopkins -
Tyler Hughes Decade/7iDP/Royal Racing/Muc-Off
Jasper Johnson Red Brick Cycles / Gawton Gravity Hub
Owen Jones -
Charlie Jones -
Josh Jukes Pearce Cycles
Mikey Lea-hacking -
Nathan Mackinnon -
James Mcdouall Hot Pursuit Cycles
Charlie Mosley -
Harry Patrickson Steve Peat Syndicate / Maxxis Tyres
Jake Powell -
Jonny Rockett -
Owen Routledge JRTF
Aidan Searle -
Thomas Shakespeare Firecrest mtb lovello team
sion smith JRTF Racing
Connor Smith Wideopenmag
Louie Smith Whips & Berms / Dirty Customs
Jackson Smith -
Jack Stirzaker -
Jack Strutt -
Calum Tolley Pearce Cycles Race Team
Brandon Turner -
Matthew Valentine -
Sam Viner -
Josh Whittle -
Logan Wilcox Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park
Jack Williams Pearce Cycles Race Team
Jordan Williams Madison Saracen factory team
Joe Willoughby Sorted Racegear TLD
Spencer Wood -
Juvenile (M)
Name Club sponsor
Billy Anderson -
Sam Brady -
Tom Brookes Sorrymate/Dirt Factory
James Clayton Wormy MTB
Finn Cooper Creation Cycles
Rudi Eichhorn Canyon Collective FMD
JOSH FLORIAN Radical DH Racing
WILL HAINES FOD Gravity Team, Pedalabikeaway, Red Hill Extreme, Wye MTB
Jowan Hewitt Unit Cycles
Joel Jervis -
Rhys King -
Josh (Do Not Use) Lancett Edwards Pearce Cycles Race Team
Fin Luter -
Milan Machacek -
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
Conrad Mathar Lock 'n' Load Racing
Dan Nadin -
Finn New Rockguardz
Dominic Platt -
Owen Rick Stanton Bikes, Pinned Attire, Tred Shop
Will Savery -
dylan smith -
Archie Townsend -
Jack Viner The Trailhead Bicycle company
Morgan Williams Sender Racing Team
Thomas Youe Pedalabikeaway / Sprung Suspension
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