Racing, events & uplifts

2024 Downhill Round 1 - Rhyd y Felin

The Pearce Cycles Downhill Series is a British Cycling Regional A Ranking Series.  It sits one level below the 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.


A classic downhill race weekend.  A full day of practise on Saturday with uplift on a marshalled track with medical team on standby.  Then a further two hours practise on Sunday morning followed by two allocated timed runs for each rider.


We welcome all riders from 13 years 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 use a downhill, enduro or trail bike of your choice to compete on. 


Entry limited to 330 riders.


Last minute info:

Please note we are unable to provide a free mechanic service at this round.  We will have a trade stand selling parts and accessories.


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.





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.


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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.



There is camping available on site. The road from Llangynog is a single track road, but is passable for caravans and motorhomes.  We have use of a large flat field adjacent to the finish arena for camping.  Toilets will be on-site from Friday.  There is no mains water supply, so make sure you are self-sufficient.  Our caterers will sell bottled water.

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classifications date/time entry fees
Elite Open 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Elite Female 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Expert Open 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Senior Open 19-29 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Senior Female 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Junior Open 17-18 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Junior Female 13-18 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Master Open 30-39 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Veteran Open 40-49 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Grand Veteran Open 50+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Youth Open 15-16 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Juvenile Open 13-14 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00
Elite Open 19+
Name Club sponsor
James Bourne Spokes Bikeshop
Adam Brayton Hope Factory Racing
Joshua Brazier Team Trailhead
Joe Breeden -
Jake Cartlidge Schwalbe Tyres, Uncrafted UK, Works Components, Silverfish, Mudhugger, sprindex.
Tomas Elsmore LeisureLakesBikes
Lucas Hills-Field -
Luke Knight Creation Cycles
Josh Lancett-Edwards DHaRCOClothing/Schwalbe Tyres
Ryan Tunnell Hot Pursuit Cycles/Bkeglovestore/Specialized UK/Juice Lubes/661 Protection/Burgtec
Brandon Turner Blazing Bikes
Jay Williamson Jungle Products/Santa Cruz UK/Worx Tools
Luke Williamson 555 Gravity Racing
Dec Willicombe Brink UK/Plush Suspension/Smith Optics
Elite Female 19+
Name Club sponsor
Vaska Prostova -
Expert Open 19+
Name Club sponsor
Joel Anderson Specialized UK/Loose Riders/Melon Optics
Dylan Baker -
Daniel Bateson Intense Cycles
Kieran Calver Fly-Up Race Team
George Dalgarno -
Kieran Davies Schwalbe/Mudhugger
Ollie de Laroque Bike Goo
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
Harry Farnhill -
Ethan Fletcher -
Alex Florian Burgtec
Alexander Gray Rider down but not out
Eric Harvey-Fishenden -
Rory Hemmings -
Luke Humphries -
Billy Matthews Creation cycles
Tom Nisbet British Army Downhill Team
Alex Powell Clive Powell Bikes
Dan Taylor -
Josh Turner -
Sam Wood -
Senior Open 19-29
Name Club sponsor
Taylor Arnold Creation Cycles
Ben Barnett -
Ollie Boothroyd -
Ben Bywater -
Joshua Collins -
Jack Cooper -
Tiago Corte Spa Riders
Archie Coulsey-Belgeonne -
Josh Dyson -
Cameron Evans Clives Angels
Tom Evans MIJ Downhill/Royal Racing/Kingud/7idp
Oliver Evans -
Matthew Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Nathan Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Tobias Hacker Wheatway Solutions LTD/Mikris finishers/County signs
Jamie Harris -
Ben Harvey -
Harry Hogan British Army Downhill Team
Carwyn Howells -
Guy James -
Liam Johns Royal Air Force C A
Ollie Lewis Torq
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
Lewis Marston -
Hamish Melvin Pearce Cycles
Alexander Metcalfe Royal Air Force CA
Edward Reeves -
Daniel Roberts -
James Small -
Ryan Smallman -
Ben Swinbourne RR Cycle Mechanics OCU Group
Daniel Thomas -
Freddie Thomson -
Marcus Wakefield RNRMCA
Lewis Webber RAAW Mountain Bikes
Jay Williams -
Zak Woodman Army DH Team
Senior Female 19+
Name Club sponsor
Lisa Conway Kingdom Bike
Lucy Downs -
Kim Kynaston -
Jane Page Pearce Cycles
Rene Stent -
Katie Sutton Rusty Lee Rock & Roll / MTBPreseli
Katie Sweeting RAFCA
Jo Tucker -
Junior Open 17-18
Name Club sponsor
Shay Baker -
Jake Bazeley MSW
Louis Brookes -
Seth Cains Pearce Cycles
Daniel Chafer -
Thorne Clarke -
Jamie Cooke -
Fin Cooper -
Finn Cooper Creation Cycles
Hadley Coppard -
Drew Corbijn Jl Cycleworks/TroyLee/Muc-Off/Brightside/Sprung
Harry Dallow Pearce Cycles
Callum Davies -
Nathan Diwell-Wilson DC Cycles
Jac Evans Oaklands Wolves
Luke Fox -
Oscar Griffiths Intense Factory Racing
James Hadfield north menswear llandudno
Harry Kirby Firecrest MTB
Kris Lancaster -
George Madley Madison Saracen Factory Team
George Marfell Whitchurch MOT Centre (WMC)
Kian McNally Rusty Lee Rock & roll
Dan Nadin -
Jacob Nolan -
James Onions Trails Dont Pay Bills/Kev Factory Racing
Harry Smith Edwards Aviation Consultants; Alpha Aurora Aviation
Aiden Swaby OTEC bikes
Finlay Sykes Gravity School Racing
Samuel Turtle -
Brendan Watson Zerode Bikes
Liam Watts -
Tom Westgate -
Thomas Williams -
Zain Young Freerider Apparel
Junior Female 13-18
Name Club sponsor
Katie Allsop Specialized Youth Development Team
Orla Broome West Wales Trails
Katie Charlton North Cotswold Cycle Club
Kayley Cousins Firecrest MTB
Annie Dennis Wye MTB/PABA Race Team
Esme Drakeley -
Bella Hepburn Pedalabikeaway/Wye MTB
Amelia Martin Marin Bikes / Madison CC / Shimano / Hunt / TLD / Juice Lubes
Sienna Paul Specialized Youth Development Team
Emily Rudd Shred Like A Girl / Pedalz
Olivia Taylor Madison Saracen Development Team
Scarlett Vedmore -
Frankie Windebank GT / Viris
Master Open 30-39
Name Club sponsor
Isaac Anderson -
Simon Aplin -
Sam Atkinson -
Steven Baldock Unplugged Racing / 2 Wheels Only / Sprung Suspension
Craig Barley -
Scott Barley -
Craig Beaumont -
Anthony Bish -
Jamie Cruse Brooks cycles
Will Davis -
William Evans -
Matt Ford Army DH Team
Brad Frost Ben Jones Gas Services
James Gant -
Danny Gibson Royal navy cycling
Terry Hartley -
Joe Haycock -
Andrew John RN Cycling
Gareth Johnson Traction Fabrication Ltd
Tudor Jones -
Ralph Jones -
David Kynaston -
Harry Lawrence -
Jamie Malkinson -
Ashley Maller -
Liam Mason S4P Proform Tyre Tool
Daniel Masters Army CSR
Sam Mitcham -
Adam Morgan -
Thomas Owen -
Andrew Pargeter Spa Riders
Lewis Patterson -
Ben Payne Phathead downhill
William Pickering -
Phil Poulter -
Josh Prosdocimi -
Dominic Redbourn -
Matt Rushton Hope Factory Racing
Josh Smith Huckers/performance polished and perfection
Ian Stark -
Richard Thomas -
Kurt Tracey -
Sam Waters -
Aled Williams Setchfield Cycles
Dominic Wood Spa Riders
Ben Wootton -
Peter Yates The Good Bicycle Company
Veteran Open 40-49
Name Club sponsor
Paul Birtle -
Paul Blight -
Ivor Bowen -
David Burnham Trickytuned/Sohobikes
Nathan Cavalier -
Pete Crump Pearce Cycles/Hope/Renthal/Hutchinson/SBXextreme/Rockguardz/Granite
Chris Derry Pearce Cycles
Rhys Evans -
David Fairservice -
Barry Fenton RAF Gravity Team
Robert Francis -
Barry Glover Fenwicks
Dan Haines -
Chris Hall Downtime Factory Racing
Stephen Hardcastle -
James Heal Army Downhill Team
Neil Hopkins -
Robert Hughes -
James Hughes Santa Cruz Bicycles/Antur Stiniog/1868 Racing
Barry Husband 67 Race Team
George Jones -
James Kennell -
Steven King -
David List Makingupthenumbersracing
Kris Lord -
Nick Masters Inside Line DH / Trailhead / Bottlecraft Stoke
Jonathan Matthews Downtime Factory Racing
Oliver Medcalf S4P. Proform Tyre Tool
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Andrew Old -
Vit Onodi Sm plant
Adrian Paul -
Phillip Port -
Tom Powis -
Will Priestner -
Matthew Redman Royal Air force CA
Alan Richardson Royal Navy Cycling
Ed Robinson -
Robert Spill -
Damian Stinton -
Ben Thompson Downtime Factory Racing
James Weames Ride Southern Spain
Neil White #makingupthenumbers
Rich Wiltshire BSD Racing Team, Viris Brand, Patina Clothing, Recoil Suspension
Stuart Wiltshire -
John Wootton -
Christopher Worrallo -
Grand Veteran Open 50+
Name Club sponsor
Richard Binns -
Ian Bray MIJ Racing, Royal Racing, 7idp, RSR Bikeworks Tag, Zerobikes, Kingud
Alvar Coppard Podium Zone/Impact
Steve Felstead Saga DH Race Team
Phil Gray Rider down but not out
Darren Hall -
Lee Hammett -
Trevor Harvey -
Ross Holding -
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
Adam Lees se7enty2bikesLtd
Andrew Macmillan RAF Cycling
Mike Norman -
Lee Pettitt Racers Guild Squadron
Darren Powell -
Rich Simpson RSR Bikeworks
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild Squadron
George Thompson -
Neil Townsend -
Scott Turtle -
Judd Vedmore -
Mark Weightman MakingUpTheNumbersRacing
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Youth Open 15-16
Name Club sponsor
Jack Barry -
Charlie Baxter Ystwyth CC
Jacob Bellisonhodge -
Charlie Broadbent -
Oscar Bryer -
Thomas Cale -
Kaden Campbell -
George Chapman -
Nathan de Vaux Trailrippers/GT Bicycles/Endura
Isaac Eastlake X5CAPE
Tyler Edwards Pedalz & Elite Development
Nick Etherton GT Viris
Fletcher Gallagher Spokes Bikeshop
Felix Griffiths Madison Saracen Development Team
Toby Grindle Essential Gfx
Brandon Hall -
Ruben Hartshorne O’Neil racing, Gorilla brakes
Oscar Lamp -
Ollie Laurie Firecrest MTB
Daniel Maplesden -
Thomas Maplesden -
Patrick Martell -
Osian Morris -
Jake Paul -
George Peat -
Seth Pettifer -
Rhys Price Pearce Cycles
Leo Ransom Pedalz / J-tech Suspention / Shredz Ltd / Snakeskin Wrapping / Havok Bike Park
Barney Rawson Expert Bike Repair
Charlie Rennoldson -
Byron Roderick MIJ Racing, Royal Racing, 7idp, Tag, Viris, Zerobikes, Rockguardz, Kingud
Harry Sadler -
Toby Shepherdson -
Robin Shipp -
Sebastian Sumner -
Callum Sykes -
Jonny Tilt -
James Trowbridge -
Barnaby Tucker -
Freddie Vaughan -
James Weeks Katy Curd Coaching / DMR / Oxford Products
Harry Williams -
Rowan Williams-Howells -
Juvenile Open 13-14
Name Club sponsor
Ruben Byrne -
Harry Carr TMC - Team Mitchell Cycles
Woody Clayton -
Reed Darley -
Toby Davies-Morris -
Ruben de Vaux Trailrippers/GT Bicyles/Endura
Aaron Dye -
Thomas Francis Ace Bicycles
Charlie Francis Ace Bicycles
Max Gray -
Jay Holt-Davies Custom Cut Spokes Ltd
Noah Irons -
Logan Jiles Wye MTB / PABA race team
Charlie Johnson Gasser Diaries
Logan McMahon Spa Riders
Ethan Morris Crank.MTB/Glencoe Mountain Resort
Mayson Pugh Elite Developments Shropshire
Corban Sargent -
Declan Schofield -
Jack Searle -
Jake Smith Banshee/ BIke Bros/ Deity
Joe Steel -
Charlie Toomer Kev Factory Racing
Austin Trowbridge -
Toby Williams -
Finn Willis -

We will update this page with a new course preview in the week leading up to this year's race.


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