Racing, events & uplifts

2022 DH R5 - Hopton

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 marshaled 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


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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.


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 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Elite Women 19+ 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Expert 19+ (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Senior 19-29 (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Senior Women 19+ 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Junior 17-18 (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Junior Women 13-18 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Master 30-39 (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Veteran 40-49 (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Grand Veteran 50+ (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Youth 15-16 (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Juvenile 13-14 (M) 11.00 01 Oct 2022 £ 85.00 Enter This Classification
Elite 19+ (M)
Name Club sponsor
James Bourne Spokes Bikeshop
Kieran Davies Schwalbe/Plushhillcycles/Mudhugger
Billy Matthews Joes Bikes/Burgtec/Fasthouse/D2 Distribution/Stux Gloves
Shaun Richards Continental Saracen
Robert Smith -
Ryan Tunnell Hot Pursuit Cycles , bikeglovestore , Specialized UK , Juice Lubes , 661 protection, Burgtec
Elite Women 19+
Name Club sponsor
Anna Craig -
Abbie Sloan Pearce Cycles, Steele Industries Ltd, Forked Up MTB, MissionMX
Aston Tutt -
Expert 19+ (M)
Name Club sponsor
Luke Blake GT VIRIS
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 -
Tom Mills Army cycling
Tom Nisbet British Army Downhill Team
John Riddell Unite components - Blazing bikes
Morgan Simmons -
David Smith Team Trailhead
Ed Smith -
Jim Stanley -
Aled Williams Setchfield Cycles
Senior 19-29 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Joel Anderson Specialized UK/Loose Riders/Melon Optics
Isaac Anderson Carder Technology
Ed Bennett Box components, theyre watching
Daniel Blackmore -
Hugo de Boissard -
Alex Dovell -
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
James Doyle -
Tom Evans MIJ downhill, viris goggles, royal racing, kingud
Nathan Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Tobias Hacker TMH Fitness - Strength and conditioning
Ollie Halls -
Lewis Hanney MIJ Downhill
Guy James -
Robert Jones Army DH team
David Kynaston -
Louis Machin -
Ed Martin -
Hamish Melvin Pearce Cycles
Ollie Rothwell -
Louie Smith Y M Racing
Josh Smith Southwest Downhill
Ben Swinbourne Pearce Cycles Race Team
Daniel Thomas -
Zak Woodman -
Senior Women 19+
Name Club sponsor
Ffion Brutnell -
Lucy Morgan MIJDOWNHILL/Kingud/G10PT/GlantaweLandscapes/7Protection
Kirsty Rustman -
Emily Smith Army DH Team
Amanda Tanfield Ladies do DH
Jo Tucker -
Ebony Webber Southfork Racing / SDS race graphics / Michelin / Endurotyres / Peakin High Performance
Kelly Wilson -
Junior 17-18 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Rueben Bailey RM Cycles
Joshua Brazier Team Trailhead
Gabriel Brown -
Kieran Calver Fly-Up Race Team
Leonardo Conway-johnson -
George Dalgarno -
Freddie Davies -
Ollie de Laroque Bike Goo
Ruarc Grant None
Charlie Jones -
Josh Lancett-Edwards Pearce Cycles
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
Kristian Quaile -
Isaac Rabani -
Owen Rick Stanton Bikes, Pinned Attire, Tred Shop
James Small -
Maximilian Stanners -
Rueben Taylor One Vision Gravity Racing
Archie Townsend -
Brandon Turner Blazing bikes
Junior Women 13-18
Name Club sponsor
Layla Begley -
mia haste -
Imogen Rabani -
Olivia Taylor Muc Off/ GreenSnow Collective
Heather Wilson ------—
Master 30-39 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Simon Aplin -
Scott Barley -
Jordan Cavalier -
James Clarke -
Pete Crookes -
Ben Deakin Focus Bikes/Muc-Off/DMR
James Dobson -
Rhys Evans -
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
Marcus Goldsmith Army - Helix - ABF
Alex Harris -
James Heal ARMY
James Hopkins -
Daniel Masters Army CSR
Robert McClurg ARMY - HELIX - ABF
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Alex Morris -
David Moulson Decade-Europe
carl newbigging -
Thomas Ninnis -
Daniel O'Hagan -
Neil Parsons -
Ben Payne -
Adam Pearson Squid squad
Adam Pendleton -
Oliver Pothecary -
Chris Sinden -
Nigel Stanley -
Dan Taylor -
Joshua Thompson -
David Tomlinson -
Kurt Tracey -
Neil Tyler -
Sam Waters -
Danny Wenmoth A-Line Gravity Racing
Tyrone Wheelhouse NA
Tim Whitlock -
Richard Yockney Army-Helix-ABF
Veteran 40-49 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Giles Austing Pivot, Boompods, 661
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 -
Nick Hawker -
John Hayes -
Peter Hosker -
Robert Hughes -
Barry Husband 67 Race Team
Dan Ilott Fenwicks
James Kennell -
Gareth Lake 2:1Racing/Specialized UK/Burgtec/RockGuardz
Nick Larkin Rapidas
Adam lees -
David List Makingupthenumbersracing
Kris Lord -
Nick Masters Downhill Circus / Deity Components / 7idp
Oliver Medcalf S4P. Proform Tyre Tool
Tricky Moore Cotic Cycles / / Kingud
Andrew Old -
Adrian Paul -
Mike Power RAF DH Team, Trailmunki Bike Shop, Rockerline Clothing, Karma Surfboards
Will Priestner -
Matthew Redman Royal Air force CA
Chris Rick -
Rich Saddington -
Damian Stinton -
Craig Taylor Freeborn/SBxtreme
Neil White #makingupthenumbers
Rich Wiltshire BSD Racing Team, Flow Vision, FKD, Ochain, Springdex, Recoil Suspension, Send It Krew
John Wootton -
Chris Worrallo -
Grand Veteran 50+ (M)
Name Club sponsor
Ian Bray MIJ Racing, Royal Racing, 7idp, Tag, Viris, Zerobikes, Rockguardz, Kingud
John Cobb -
Alvar Coppard Podium Zone/Impact
Nicholas Eyre Barracuda Bob Racing
Steve Felstead Saga DH Race Team
Phil Gray -
Ross Holding -
Paul Jervis -
Joe Killner Michelin / Troy Lee Designs / Squirt lube
Richard King -
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
Andrew Macmillan -
Jono Simpson Pearce Cycles Race Team
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild
Marcus Tett -
Neil Townsend -
Scott Turtle -
Iain Wilkinson -
Youth 15-16 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Shay Baker -
Jake Bazeley MSW
Edward Boughey Gnar mech cycles
Finn Bradley -
Tom Brookes Dirt Factory/Two Wheels Claims
Tom Butler -
Seth Cains -
Thorne Clarke -
Fin Cooper -
Charlie Cooper Davies -
Hadley COPPARD Podium Zone app, Impact
Ethan Dowell DRA team
Max Eddon -
Will Evans -
Leo Frater Fenwicks/Race Co
Raif Furmenger -
Oscar Griffiths GT Viris
James Hadfield -
Oscar Hakes Cliff Pratt Racing
Sam Hatfield Sterlands cycles
Thomas Hawkins -
Jowan Hewitt Amped emotion cycles
John Heywood -
Kris Lancaster -
James Lee-Jervis -
Charlie Lister -
George Madley BRINK.UK
George Marfell Whitchurch MOT Centre (WMC)
Rory Morgan #whatfriction
Ted Morris Whitchurch mot centre (WMC)
Dan Nadin -
James Onions Trails don’t pay bills
Josh Price Pearce Cycles
Dylan Pye -
Jack Scuffham -
Harry Simpson -
Ollie Sinden Sterlands Cycles
William Smith -
Leo Sydenham -
Finlay Sykes -
Jack Taylor Freeborn
Fraser Topp C & M Garden Maintenance
Samuel Turtle -
Brendan Watson -
Jack Webb Pedalabikeaway / WyeMTB
Tom Westgate -
Travis Williams -
Juvenile 13-14 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Charlie Baxter Ystwyth CC
Nathan de Vaux Antur Stiniog Race Team/Endura
Rory Eddon -
Nick Etherton Viris brand
Theo goodsmith -
Felix Griffiths GT Viris
Ioan Hepburn Peddle a bike away/ Wye MTB
Thomas Hughes -
James Kemp -
Noah Killeen Silverback Xtreme
Ollie Laurie Firecrest MTB
Max Lewis Green Snow Collective
Joseph Mander -
Daniel Maplesden -
Thomas Maplesden -
Jake Paul HYCC
Oliver Pearce Pearce Cycles
Barney Rawson Expert Bike Repair
George Saddington Pedalabikeaway / WyeMTB
Harry Sadler -
Gethin Serjeant -
Toby Shepherdson -
Ioan Stepto -
Freddie Thilthorpe -
James Weeks
Charlie Woodland -
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