Racing, events & uplifts

Round 4 - Hopton 2020
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Come and enjoy a weekends riding and racing with Pearce Cycles. You will get a full day of uplifted practice on Saturday on a marked downhill track that is marshalled and has medical cover. On Sunday you will get a limited practice time in the morning then 2 allocated timed race runs during the day. Timed by our system that gives split times and a speed trap. 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.

On the day we offer a trail bike sub category in each class that you can choose to opt into. 

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

Full information on how to take part and the event schedule HERE

Full terms and conditions, including cancellation policy HERE

Entry open midnight 2nd February 2020.



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.

entry already closed
classifications date/time entry fees
Elite (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Elite Women 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Expert (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Senior (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Senior Women 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Junior (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Junior Women 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Master (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Veteran (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Grand Veteran (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Youth (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Juvenile (M) 11:00 25 Jul 2020 £ 75.00
Elite (M)
Name Club sponsor
Gareth Brewin The Trailhead
Shaun Richards Continental Saracen
Adam Smith Hope technology. Fasthouse. Muc-off
Robert Smith -
Dec Willicombe Brink UK/Plush Suspension/Smith Optics
Elite Women
Name Club sponsor
Abbie Sloan Steele Industries Ltd, Forked Up MTB, KingSunglasses, MissionMX
Expert (M)
Name Club sponsor
James Bourne -
Vini Crighton-Poli The Trailhead
Joseph Derrick -
Alex Florian Burgtec
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
Eric Harvey-Fishenden -
Jonathan Oddy Kona UK , 250 London
John Riddell The Trailhead
David Smith -
Ed Smith -
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
George Baile -
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
Kyle Evans silver birch clothing - gform - kingsunglass - myvegan
Tom Evans MIJ downhill/ Decade Europe
Nathan Foster Racers Guild Squadron
James Gibson -
Alexander Gray -
Luther Griffiths -
Ollie Halls -
Guy James -
Harvey Powell -
Senior Women
Name Club sponsor
Rebecca Smith Flow MTB
Rene Stent -
Junior (M)
Name Club sponsor
Oscar Barker -
Joshua Bennett The trailhead
Matthew Foster Racers Guild Squadron
Alfie Gale Team 2020
Calum Tolley Pearce Cycles Race Team
Junior Women
Name Club sponsor
jenna fellows -
Master (M)
Name Club sponsor
Wayne Appleby Appleby Motor Home Hire
Ivor Bowen -
Jordan Cavalier -
Simon Dobson Sunday Invitational
Rob Hill Pearce Cycles Race Team
Gareth Lake 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Cameron Nichols -
Dan Partington Sunday Invitational
Simon Pemberton Sunday Invitational
Joey Powis -
Sam Waters -
Aled Williams Black Box Training
Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Paul Blight -
Nathan Cavalier -
Pete Crump Pearce cycles/Fox/Hope/renthal/Decade/SBXextreme
Matthew Davies Rockguardz
Sean Day -
chris derry Pearce Cycles
Barry Fenton Rapidas
Phil Gray -
Stephen Hardcastle -
Stu Hughes Decade/7iDP/Royal Racing
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
David List -
Andrew Macmillan -
Andrew Old -
Will Priestner -
Terry Smith -
Neil White Singletrack. Revolution Bike Park. Brink. Schwalbe. Hope. Dexshell
Grand Veteran (M)
Name Club sponsor
Ian Bray MIJ Racing
Matthew Patrickson -
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild
Iain Wilkinson -
Youth (M)
Name Club sponsor
Matthew Griffiths Malvern MTB
Ben Hicken Rockguardz
Tyler Hughes Decade/7iDP/Royal Racing/Muc-Off
Ollie Marfell FOD Gravity Team
Finn New Rockguardz
Owen Rick Stanton Bikes, Pinned Attire, Tred Shop
Archie Townsend -
Juvenile (M)
Name Club sponsor
Rudi Eichhorn Canyon Collective FMD
Jowan Hewitt Unit Cycles
George Marfell -