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 Makingupthenumbers/Schwalbe/Plushhillcycles
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
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
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 -
Aled Williams Setchfield Cycles
Senior 19-29 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Isaac Anderson Carder Technology
Joel Anderson Specialized UK/Loose Riders/Melon Optics
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 -
Ed Martin -
Hamish Melvin Pearce Cycles
Ollie Rothwell -
Josh Smith Southwest Downhill
Louie Smith Y M Racing
Daniel Thomas -
Zak Woodman -
Senior Women 19+
Name Club sponsor
Ffion Brutnell -
Lucy Morgan MIJDOWNHILL/Kingud/G10PT/GlantaweLandscapes/7Protection
Kirsty Rustman -
Rebecca Smith -
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
JAKE CARTLIDGE Green Snow Collective
Leonardo Conway-johnson -
George Dalgarno -
Matthew Davies -
Ollie de Laroque Bike Goo
Charlie Jones -
Josh Lancett-Edwards Pearce Cycles/Fit4Racing/TheMudhugger/Burgtec
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
Kristian Quaile -
Owen Rick Stanton Bikes, Pinned Attire, Tred Shop
James Small -
Rueben Taylor -
Archie Townsend -
Junior Women 13-18
Name Club sponsor
No entry yet.
Master 30-39 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Simon Aplin -
Scott Barley -
Jordan Cavalier -
Pete Crookes -
Ben Deakin Focus Bikes/Muc-Off/DMR
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
Marcus Goldsmith Army - Helix - ABF
Geoff Hall Southwest Downhill
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
Daniel O'Hagan -
Neil Parsons -
Adam Pearson Squid squad
Adam Pendleton -
Chris Sinden -
Nigel Stanley -
Dan Taylor -
Joshua Thompson -
David Tomlinson -
Sam Waters -
Danny Wenmoth A-Line Gravity Racing
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
Barry Fenton Rapidas
Seb Frost
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
David List Makingupthenumbersracing
Kris Lord -
Nick Masters Downhill Circus / Deity Components / 7idp
Oliver Medcalf S4P. Proform Tyre Tool
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 -
Terry Smith -
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
Alvar Coppard Podium Zone, Impact
Nicholas Eyre Barracuda Bob Racing
Phil Gray -
Paul Jervis -
Joe Killner Michelin / Troy Lee Designs / Squirt lube
Richard King -
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
Andrew Macmillan -
Simon Paton Malverns Classic
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
Jake Bazeley MSW
Edward Boughey Gnar mech cycles
Finn Bradley -
Tom Brookes Dirt Factory / Two Wheels Claims
Charlie Buckley -
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 louis hadfield -
Oscar Hakes Cliff Pratt Racing
Sam Hatfield Sterlands cycles
Thomas Hawkins -
Jowan Hewitt Amped emotion cycles
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
Jack Scuffham -
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 -
Juvenile 13-14 (M)
Name Club sponsor
Charlie Baxter Ystwyth CC
Nathan de Vaux Antur Stiniog Race Team/Endura
Rory Eddon -
Felix Griffiths GT Viris
Ioan Hepburn Peddle a bike away/ Wye MTB
Thomas Hughes -
Ollie Laurie Firecrest MTB
Max Lewis Green Snow Collective
Joseph Mander -
Thomas Maplesden -
Daniel Maplesden -
Jake Paul HYCC
Oliver Pearce Pearce Cycles
Barney Rawson Expert Bike Repair
George Saddington Pedalabikeaway / WyeMTB
Harry Sadler -
Gethin Serjeant -
Ioan Stepto -
This event is sponsored by: