Racing, events & uplifts

2022 DH R3 - Rhyd Y Felin

Welcome to the Pearce Cycles Downhill series 2022!

Entries open 00:01 Sunday 30th January 

Classic downhill race weekend. Practice with uplift all day Saturday on a fully marshalled track with medical team on standby. Race day Sunday with a short practice time in the morning then 2 allocated timed runs during the day.

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.

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.

Cancellation and Refunds:

Please email or call us if you wish to cancel an race entry.  We will issue a refund, less a £10 admin fee for each event needing a refund up to two weeks before the event date. We are unable to issue any refund for cancellations within the two weeks leading up to the event date. Please note your entry is not transferable to another rider.

Full Terms and conditions

Race Rules and Regulations


Please note that Rhyd-y-Felin is a privately owned forest and therefore access is prohibited. Please do not try and ride the track outside of organised events. Un-authorised use will stop events being held at this excellent venue.

Link for navigation with What 3 Words: //officers.bangle.pedicure

From the south and east:
From Shrewsbury take A5 signed Oswestry/North Wales. At Wolfshead roundabout on the new Nesscliffe by-pass, turn west onto the B4396 toward Knockin. After passing through Knockin village continue towards Llynclys. At crossroads with A483 (Oswestry - Welshpool road) continue over on the A495 (B4396) signed Bala through the villages Llanyblodwel, Pen-y-Bont and Llangedwyn. After passing through Llangedwyn follow the B4396 that bears to the left signed Bala. This road becomes narrow with tight bends in places. At give way turn right onto B4391 towards Bala/Llangynog continue through Pen-y-Bont Fawr to Llangynog. 

From the north:
From Oswestry follow the A483 south toward Welshpool. At Llynclys crossroads turn west onto A495 (B4396) signed Bala. Continue through the villages Llanyblodwel, Pen-y-Bont and Llangedwyn. After passing through Llangedwyn follow the B4396 that bears to the left signed Bala. This road becomes narrow with tight bends in places. At give way turn right onto B4391 towards Bala/Llangynog continue through Pen-y-Bont Fawr to Llangynog. 

In Llangynog turn left and follow narrow lane past Revolution bike park. Follow this for 3/4 of a mile. Uplift pick up is then on your left and parking is further up the lane on the right.

Nearest postcode: SY10 0HJ
We recommend not to solely rely on SatNav.


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 19+ (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Elite Women 19+ 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Expert 19+ (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Senior 19-29 (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Senior Women 19+ 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Junior 17-18 (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Junior Women 13-18 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Master 30-39 (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Veteran 40-49 (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Grand Veteran 50+ (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Youth 15-16 (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Juvenile 13-14 (M) 11.00 11 Jun 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Elite 19+ (M)
Name Club sponsor
James Anderson Orange Bikes
James Bourne Spokes Bikeshop
Kieran Davies Makingupthenumbers/Schwalbe/Plushhillcycles
William Fuell Green 6 Trek
Ciaran King Worx, Cheerful Buddha, Southfork Racing
Billy Matthews Joes Bikes/Burgtec/Fasthouse/D2 Distribution/Stux Gloves
Gareth Northam -
Shaun Richards Continental Saracen
Ryan Tunnell Hot Pursuit Cycles , bikeglovestore , Specialized UK , Juice Lubes , 661 protection, Burgtec
Jay Williamson Jungle products/ SantaCruz Uk / Worx Tools
Dec Willicombe Brink UK/Plush Suspension/Smith Optics
Elite Women 19+
Name Club sponsor
Stacey Fisher -
Abbie Sloan Pearce Cycles, Steele Industries Ltd, Forked Up MTB, MissionMX
Aston Tutt -
Meg Whyte Nukeproof Bikes
Expert 19+ (M)
Name Club sponsor
Vini Crighton-Poli The Trailhead
Tomas Elsmore LeisureLakesBikes/Impact Performance/RiseMTBPerformance
James Flinders Leisure Lakes Bikes
Alex Florian Burgtec
Matthew Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Alexander Gray -
Luther Griffiths Trailhead
Eric Harvey-Fishenden Pearce Cycles
Gareth Hernaman-Wood Royal Air Force CA
Bradley King -
Luke knight Creation cycles
Tom Mills Army cycling
Tom Nisbet British Army Downhill Team
John Riddell Unite components - Blazing bikes
Will Shaw -
Morgan Simmons -
David Smith Team Trailhead
Ed Smith -
Chris Spinks -
Aled Williams Setchfield Cycles
Alex Worrall -
Senior 19-29 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Isaac Anderson Carder Technology
Joel Anderson Specialized UK/Loose Riders/Melon Optics
Edward Armstrong Southfork Racing
Edward Ballard -
Ben Barnett -
Will Beddoe -
Ed Bennett Box components, theyre watching
Sam Bunn -
Hugo de Boissard -
Alex Dovell -
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
Ashley Eade Army dh team
Tom Evans MIJ downhill, viris goggles, royal racing, kingud
Harry Farnhill -
Nathan Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Tobias Hacker TMH Fitness - Strength and conditioning
Ollie Halls -
Sam Harris N/A
Fergal Johnson -
Brendan Jones -
Robert Jones Army DH team
David Kynaston -
Hamish Melvin Pearce Cycles
Josh Morris -
Jonathan Oddy Fourteenth
William Oddy Tenn Mountain Fuel Racing
Tyler Pollington Carder Technology, Southfork Racing
Harvey Powell Grandstand Auto Services
Ollie Rothwell -
Josh Smith Southwest Downhill
Louie Smith Y M Racing
Ben Swinbourne Pearce Cycles Race Team
Daniel Thomas -
David Thorne Chester cycle hub, shopmtbuk
Marcus Wakefield RNRMCA
Toby Waters -
Luke Williams Ampedcycleworx / Cardertech / Hotlines / #ATL
Zak Woodman -
Senior Women 19+
Name Club sponsor
Abi Croshaw -
Jenna Fellows -
Brittany Littlewood -
Christine Mant -
Alexandra Martin -
Abi Miller -
Tania Moulden -
Jane Page -
Kim Preece -
Vaska Prostova -
Rebecca Smith -
Emily Smith Army DH Team
Jo Tucker -
Ebony Webber Southfork Racing / SDS race graphics / Michelin / Endurotyres / Peakin High Performance
Kelly Wilson -
Emma Wood RNRMCA
Junior 17-18 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Sam Algar -
Rueben Bailey RM Cycles
Joshua Brazier Team Trailhead
Kieran Calver Fly-Up Race Team
JAKE CARTLIDGE Green Snow Collective
Leonardo Conway-johnson -
George Dalgarno -
Matthew Davies -
joseph Furber -
Jordi Hart -
Charlie Jones -
Joe Kenning -
Josh Lancett-Edwards Pearce Cycles/Fit4Racing/TheMudhugger/Burgtec
Jeremy Lee -
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
Sam Morris -
Kristian Quaile -
Isaac Rabani -
Owen Rick Stanton Bikes, Pinned Attire, Tred Shop
fred savage trainsharp cycling
Rueben Taylor -
Archie Townsend -
Brandon Turner Blazing bikes
Junior Women 13-18
Name Club sponsor
Layla Begley -
Elin Berry Ace Bicycles
Imogen Rabani -
Molly Ruskin Fly-up race team
Olivia Taylor Muc Off/ GreenSnow Collective
Master 30-39 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Simon Aplin -
Scott Barley -
Craig Barley -
anthony bish -
Chris Broome -
Tom Buller -
Ben Caldwell -
Craig Callow -
Jordan Cavalier -
Pete Crookes -
Simon Dobson Sunday Invitational
Ben Elson -
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
Mark Griffiths -
Elliot Gwilliam -
Geoff Hall Southwest Downhill
Bradley Hampson -
Benjamin Harrison -
James Heal ARMY
Steven King -
Shaun Lewis -
Pete Long -
Daniel Masters Army CSR
Robert McClurg ARMY - HELIX - ABF
Sam Mitcham -
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Alex Morris -
Thomas Ninnis -
Dan Partington -
Adam Pearson Squid squad
Simon Pemberton Sunday Invitational
Adam Pendleton -
Frazer Roberts -
Robert Smail -
Ian Stark -
Damian Stinton -
Nathan Taylor 2w distribution
Dan Taylor -
Joshua Thompson -
Mark Tunnicliffe -
Sam Waters -
Danny Wenmoth A-Line Gravity Racing
Gareth Williams BB Racing
Gavin Wood -
Richard Yockney Army-Helix-ABF
Veteran 40-49 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Paul Blight -
Ivor Bowen -
Nathan Cavalier -
James Coneron -
Pete Crump Pearce cycles/orange/Hope/renthal/Hutchinson/ SBXextreme/Rockgarudz/zipp/granite
Sean Day -
Dan Draper 10 56 Dirt
David Fairservice -
Barry Fenton Rapidas
Seb Frost
Jordan Gartland -
Lee Hammett -
Stephen Hardcastle -
Robert Hughes -
Barry Husband 67 Race Team
Oliver Jones -
Gareth Lake 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz
Nick Larkin Rapidas
Adam lees -
David List Makingupthenumbersracing
Kris Lord -
rusty martin -
Nick Masters Downhill Circus / Deity Components / 7idp
Phil Mathar -
Oliver Medcalf S4P. Proform Tyre Tool
Clive Middleton -
Adrian Paul -
Mike Power RAF DH Team, Trailmunki Bike Shop, Rockerline Clothing, Karma Surfboards
Will Priestner -
Chris Rick -
Ed Robinson -
Terry Smith -
Craig Taylor Freeborn/SBxtreme
George Thompson -
Neil White #makingupthenumbers
Howard Williams -
Rich Wiltshire BSD Racing Team, Flow Vision, FKD, Ochain, Springdex, Recoil Suspension, Send It Krew
Grand Veteran 50+ (M)
Name Club sponsor
Richard Binns -
Ian Bray MIJ Racing, Royal Racing, 7idp, Tag, Viris, Zerobikes, Rockguardz, Kingud
Nick Butler Southfork
John Cobb -
Alvar Coppard Podium Zone, Impact
Steve Felstead Saga DH Race Team
Phil Gray -
Ross Holding -
Paul Jervis -
Dean Jones -
Joe Killner Michelin / Troy Lee Designs / Squirt lube
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
Paul Le Maitre -
Simon Paton Malverns Classic
Darren Powell -
Jono Simpson Pearce Cycles Race Team
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild
Nigel Thomas -
Neil Townsend -
Scott Turtle -
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Iain Wilkinson -
Youth 15-16 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Finn Bradley -
Tom Brookes Dirt Factory / Two Wheels Claims
Charlie Buckley -
Tom Butler -
Seth Cains -
Thorne Clarke -
Fin Cooper -
Charlie Cooper Davies -
Hadley COPPARD Podium Zone app, Impact
Drew Corbijn Katy curd coaching
Evan Davies -
Nathan Diwell-Wilson DC Cycles
Max Eddon -
Rudi Eichhorn Canyon Collective FMD
Will Evans -
Leo Frater fenwicks race-co
Raif Furmenger -
Sam Gilbert-Walker -
Oscar Griffiths GT Viris
james louis hadfield -
WILL HAINES ACE Bicycles Monmouth, Pedalabikeaway, Wye MTB
Oscar Hakes Cliff Pratt Racing
Sam Hatfield Sterlands cycles
Thomas Hawkins -
Alfie Heming -
Jowan Hewitt Amped emotion cycles
Kris Lancaster -
James Lee-Jervis -
George Madley BRINK.UK
George Marfell Whitchurch MOT Centre (WMC)
Conrad Mathar Lock 'n' Load Racing
Archie Mckimm -
Alfie Minta -
Rory Morgan #whatfriction
Ted Morris Whitchurch mot centre (WMC)
Dan Nadin -
James Onions Trails don’t pay bills
Josh Price -
Joshua Reade -
Gethin Roberts -
Harry Simpson -
Ollie Sinden Sterlands Cycles
William Smith -
Leo Sydenham -
Finlay Sykes -
Jack Taylor Freeborn
Samuel Turtle -
Jack Webb Pedalabikeaway / WyeMTB
Tom Westgate -
Travis Williams -
Morgan Williams Sender Racing Team
Juvenile 13-14 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Charlie Baxter Ystwyth CC
Nathan de Vaux Antur Stiniog Race Team/Endura
Rory Eddon -
Haydn Fletcher -
Theo goodsmith -
Felix Griffiths GT Viris
Toby Grindle Essential Gfx
Ioan Hepburn Peddle a bike away/ Wye MTB
Harry Johnson -
James Kemp -
Noah Killeen Silverback Xtreme
Ollie Laurie Firecrest MTB
Max Lewis Green Snow Collective
Thomas Maplesden -
Daniel Maplesden -
Jake Paul HYCC
Oliver Pearce Pearce Cycles
Seth Pettifer -
Rhys Price -
Harry Sadler -
Ioan Stepto -
Freddie Thilthorpe -
Charlie Toomer -
Oliver Ward -
James Weeks
Finn Willis -
Charlie Woodland -
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