Racing, events & uplifts

2021 Round 3 - Hopton
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Come and enjoy a weekend of riding and racing with Pearce Cycles. On Saturday you will get a full day of uplifted practise on a marked downhill track that is marshalled and has medical cover. On Sunday you will get a further two hour practise time in the morning, then 2 allocated timed race runs. The tracks we use are designed for all to enjoy and ride safely. They are black graded but are suitable for both downhill and trail bikes.


You can race from the year of your 13th birthday upwards, a full explanation of the category system can be found HERE


Full event information, rules & regulations & event schedule HERE


**If you entered round 5 Hopton from 2020, your entry has been transferred to this race. Check the entry list and let us know if there are any changes of category or you don't want the entry.**




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.


We offer two types of account on our website.  A 'Shopper Only' account will allow you to purchase from the website, but doesn't allow you to book any events.  If you wish to book onto our uplifts, demo days and race series you will need a Shopper & Rider account.  This does require us to hold a small amount of additional information about yourself including date of birth and emergency contact details.


classifications date/time entry fees
Elite (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Elite Women 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Expert (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Senior (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Senior Women 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Junior (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Junior Women 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Master (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Veteran (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Grand Veteran (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Youth (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Juvenile (M) 11:00 02 Oct 2021 £ 75.00 Enter This Classification
Elite (M)
Name Club sponsor
Gareth Brewin The Trailhead
Aaron Dalleywater BRINK.UK
Kieran Davies Makingupthenumbers/Schwalbe/Plushhillcycles
Ryan Dunn -
Warren Field 2:1racing, Specialized uk
Shaun Richards Continental Saracen
Adam Smith Hope technology. Fasthouse. Muc-off
Ryan Tunnell Hot Pursuit Cycles , bikeglovestore , Specialized UK , Gibbs Suspension , Juice Lubes , Fox Racing , Burgtec
Roger Vieira Moore Large O'Neal Race Team
Dec Willicombe Brink UK/Plush Suspension/Smith Optics
Elite Women
Name Club sponsor
Lucy Drees Creation Cycles
Abbie Sloan Pearce Cycles, Steele Industries Ltd, Forked Up MTB, MissionMX
Aston Tutt -
Expert (M)
Name Club sponsor
Scott Barley -
James Bourne -
Christopher Cockrill Firecrest Mountain Biking
Vini Crighton-Poli The Trailhead
Harry Firth Creation Cycles
James Flinders Leisure Lakes Bikes
Alex Florian Burgtec
William Fuell Redditch BMX Club
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
Finlay Gray -
Damian Groves -
Eric Harvey-Fishenden Pearce Cycles
Stuart Jones Brooks cycles
Bradley King -
Luke knight Silk cycle works silk suspension stux gloves
Sion Margrave Moore Large Oneal Race Team
Jonathan Oddy Sunday Invitational
John Riddell Unite components - Blazing bikes
David Smith -
Ed Smith -
chris spinks -
Jay Teague -
Danny Wenmoth A-Line Gravity Racing
Benjamin Worrall -
Alex Worrall -
Senior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Joel Anderson specialized uk, loose riders, melon optics, Stans no tubes, 661 protection
Isaac Anderson Carder Technology
George Baile -
Christian Ball Plush Hill Cycles
Edward Ballard -
Oscar Barker -
George Barnes BikeGoo
Ben Bywater -
Jack Chapman Lost Yak
Thomas Cooper -
Stefan Curzon Price Dirt Riders/Rhythm and Bikes
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
Tom Evans MIJ downhill, viris goggles, royal racing, kingud
Harry Farnhill -
Nathan Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Matthew Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Joe Getliff -
James Gibson -
Alexander Gray -
Luther Griffiths -
Glen Groves -
Oakley Haines -
Ollie Halls -
Lewis Hanney MIJ Downhill
Gareth Hernaman-Wood Royal Air Force CA
Max Higginson Snails Deli
Tom Hunt -
Connor Husband 67 race team
Guy James -
tommy jeffs -
Robert Jones -
Brendan Jones -
Jonathan Jones -
Alexander Kemp -
David Kynaston -
William Langley -
Jay Little -
Ben Lovell Zerode Bikes/Antur Stiniog
Josh Mears Army DH Team
Thomas Mills Army DH Team
Josh Munn Clee Cycles
Tom Nisbet British army downhill team
Lewis Perks Team Creation Cycles
Ben Platt -
Harvey Powell -
Conor Roberts Sorted Racegear TLD
Ollie Rothwell -
Tom Scrivens -
Will Shaw -
Josh Smith -
Daniel Thomas -
James Thompson Whitchurch MOT
William Thompson Whitchurch MOT
james thompson -
Jake Ward Levels Cycleworks
Zak Woodman -
Senior Women
Name Club sponsor
Analisa Elia -
Meghan Harris -
Suzanne Lacey Pyga Bikes/ Pembree/ CST Tyres/ Pinned Attire
Rachel Martin -
Jane Page -
Kim Preece -
Vaska Prostova -
Emily Smith Army DH Team
Rebecca Smith -
Rene Stent -
fleur ter kuile Starling Cycles/Friction Cycles
Jo Tucker -
Ebony Webber Gibbs Suspension / Southfork racing / SDS race graphics
Kelly Wilson -
Emma Wood RNRMCA
Junior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Joe Baker Royal Navy race team
Luke Benger Pearson Whips and berms / dirty customs
Joshua Bennett The trailhead
Alvaro Boswell-Hidalgo -
Joshua Brazier RockGuardZ
JAKE CARTLIDGE Green Snow Collective
Finn Clark Sorted Racegear TLD
George Dalgarno -
Tomas Elsmore LeisureLakesBikes/RiseMTBPerformance
Harry Evans -
joseph Furber -
Matthew Griffiths Malvern MTB
Deron Harbison Dirt Riders
Jacey Harris Moore Large ONeal Race Team
Jacey Harris Moore Large ONeal Race Team
Ben Hicken Rockguardz
Tyler Hughes Can'tQuitCartel/KevFactoryRacing
Charlie Jones -
Fin Luter -
Ollie Marfell Whitchurch MOT Centre (WMC)
Nathan Mckane -
Sam Morris -
Tyler Pollington Carder Technology, The Bikeshed,The looseRiders SW
Jake Powell Whitchurch MOT Racing
Charlie Savery -
Louie Smith Whips & Berms / Dirty Customs
Rueben Taylor -
Calum Tolley Pearce Cycles Race Team
Herbie Trow -
Brandon Turner -
Junior Women
Name Club sponsor
Anna Craig -
jenna fellows -
mia haste -
Master (M)
Name Club sponsor
Simon Aplin -
david brown -
Jordan Cavalier -
Andrew Critchley -
Pete Crookes -
Will Davis -
Matthew Eccleston -
Chris Edmunds Mountain Trax
Rikki English -
Nathan Etheridge -
Stephen Fenner Knolly Bikes / RNR Goggles / SouthCoast Suspension / Rhythm & Bikes / Broken Riders
Ben Gascoigne -
Greg Hampton -
Benjamin Harrison -
Rob Hill Pearce Cycles Race Team
Andrew Hughes -
Jake Ireland -
George James -
Gareth Johnson Traction fabrication ltd
Tudor Jones -
Ralph Jones -
Joe Kershaw -
Steven King -
Shaun Lewis -
Elliot Machin -
Matt Mclean -
Oliver Medcalf S4P. Proform Tyre Tool
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Adam Morgan -
Alex Morris -
Andrew Murphy AJM windows
Thomas Owen -
Dan Partington Sunday Invitational
Lewis Patterson -
Simon Pemberton Sunday Invitational
Adam Pendleton -
Lee Piper Gate23
Mike Power RAF DH Team, Trailmunki Bike Shop, Rockerline Clothing, Karma Surfboards
Joey Powis -
Sam Price -
Frazer Roberts -
Ed Robinson -
Lewis Rossiter -
Bradley Shields Dirtworks / pivot uk
Daniel Smith Devinci/
Nigel Stanley -
Dan Taylor -
Carl Teather -
Ryan Telling 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz/Fusion MX
Dan Timpson -
Justin Towle -
Stuart Warrior -
Sam Waters -
Gareth Watkins -
Shaun Webb Royal Air Force
Ryan West -
Aled Williams Setchfield Cycles
Richard Yockney Army-Helix-ABF
Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Paul Blight -
Ivor Bowen -
Nathan Cavalier -
Jamie Charlton Rust components
Pete Crump Pearce cycles/orange/Hope/renthal/Hutchinson/ SBXextreme/Rockgarudz/zipp/granite
Matthew Davies Rockguardz
Sean Day -
Matt Dean -
chris derry Pearce Cycles
Barry Fenton Rapidas
Seb Frost
Lee Hammett -
Stephen Hardcastle -
Ross Holding -
Ross Hood -
Will Hughes -
Stu Hughes Can’t Quit Cartel/Kev Factory Racing
Barry Husband 67 Race Team
Gareth Lake 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz
Nick Larkin Rapidas
David List -
Kris Lord -
Andrew Macmillan -
Nick Masters Downhill Circus / Deity Components / 7idp
Phil Mathar -
Laurie Mills UKMTBC
Andrew Old -
Will Priestner -
nigel smith na
Craig Taylor Freeborn/SBxtreme
Scott Turtle -
Neil White Singletrack. Revolution Bike Park. Brink. Schwalbe. Hope. Dexshell
Howard Williams Rockguardz
Rich Wiltshire BSD Racing Team, Flow Vision, FKD, Suspension Inc, Send It Krew
Grand Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Ian Bray MIJ Racing, Royal Racing, 7idp, Tag, Viris, Zerobikes, Rockguardz, Kingud
John Cobb -
Alvar Coppard S4P Proform Tyre Tool
Nicholas Eyre Barracuda Bob Racing
Matt Fellows -
Phil Gray -
Ian Harrison -
Paul Jervis -
Joe Killner Michelin / Troy Lee Designs / Squirt lube
Matthew Patrickson -
Lee Pettitt Racers Guild Squadron
Darren Powell -
Jono Simpson Pearce Cycles Race Team
Rich Simpson RSR Bikeworks / Mountain Mania Cycles
Nigel Thomas -
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Youth (M)
Name Club sponsor
Billy Anderson -
Callum Banks -
Henry Blackmore -
will Brierley none
Tom Brookes Dirt Factory / Two Wheels Claims
Tom Butler -
Kieran Calver Owkay clothing. Pro-Green MX bike wash
Thorne Clarke -
Finn Cooper Creation Cycles
Ethan Dowell -
Rufus Farmer -
Ben Field Off Root
Raif Furmenger -
Oscar Griffiths GT Viris
WILL HAINES Pedalabikeaway, Wye MTB
Oscar Hakes Cliff Pratt Racing
Jordi Hart Propain Talent Factory Racing
Jowan Hewitt Amped emotion cycles
Sam Johnston Sorted Racegear TLD
Sam Jones -
Kris Lancaster -
Josh Lancett-Edwards -
Archie Lees-Barnes -
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
George Marfell Whitchurch MOT Centre (WMC)
Conrad Mathar Lock 'n' Load Racing
Oliver Millar -
Jake Mitchell None
Dan Nadin -
Finn New Rockguardz
Jake Pritchard -
Owen Rick Stanton Bikes, Pinned Attire, Tred Shop
Will Savery -
Rowan Scott -
William Smith -
Aaron Thomsett -
Archie Townsend -
Samuel Turtle -
Juvenile (M)
Name Club sponsor
Jake Bazeley MSW
Charlie Buckley -
Seth Cains -
Charlie Cooper Davies -
Hadley COPPARD Podium Zone app
Nathan Diwell-Wilson DC Cycles
Max Eddon -
Rory Eddon -
Will Evans -
Ned Field Off Root
Sam Gilbert-Walker -
Felix Griffiths GT Viris
Toby Grindle Pedalabikeaway / Wye MTB
Ioan Hepburn Peddle a bike away/ Wye MTB
Louie Hughes Cant quit cartel/kevfactoryracing
Noah Killeen Silverback Xtreme
James Lee-Jervis -
Harry Lees -
Max Lewis Sterlands Cycle Service
Billy List -
George Madley BRINK.UK
Ted Morris -
Josh Price -
Harry Simpson -
Ollie Sinden Broken Riders
Jack Taylor Freeborn
Aidan Thomsett -
Oliver Ward -
Jack Webb Ride it Rad
Travis Williams -
Charlie Woodland -