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.


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.


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.



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.


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.  If you need to, you can change the account type in your account profile page > edit profile.


classifications date/time entry fees
Elite Open 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Elite Female 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Expert Open 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Senior Open 19-29 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Senior Female 19+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Junior Open 17-18 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Junior Female 13-18 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Master Open 30-39 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Veteran Open 40-49 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Grand Veteran Open 50+ 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Youth Open 15-16 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Juvenile Open 13-14 11:00 11 May 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Elite Open 19+
Name Club sponsor
Daniel Bateson Intense Cycles
James Bourne Spokes Bikeshop
Adam Brayton Hope Factory Racing
Joshua Brazier Team Trailhead
Joe Breeden -
Kieran Calver Fly-Up Race Team
Jake Cartlidge Schwalbe Tyres, Uncrafted UK, Works Components, Silverfish, Mudhugger, sprindex.
Tomas Elsmore Impact Racing (UCI MTB Team)
Lucas Hills-Field -
Luke Knight Creation cycles
Robert Smith -
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 -
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 Pearce Cycles
Rory Hemmings -
James Hughes Santa Cruz Bicycles/Antur Stiniog/1868 Racing
Luke Humphries -
Josh Lancett-Edwards DHaRCOClothing/Schwalbe Tyres
Billy Matthews Joes Bikes/Burgtec/Fasthouse/D2 Distribution/Stux Gloves
Tom Nisbet British Army Downhill Team
Alex Powell Clive Powell Bikes
John Riddell Unite components - Blazing bikes
Ed Smith -
Dan Taylor -
Josh Turner -
Sam Wood -
Senior Open 19-29
Name Club sponsor
Taylor Arnold Creation Cycles
George Barnes Bikegoo
Ben Barnett -
Kyle Bennett -
Ollie Boothroyd -
Ben Bywater -
Jack Cooper -
Tiago Corte Spa Riders
Archie Coulsey-Belgeonne -
Harry De St Croix -
Josh Dyson -
Tom Evans MIJ Downhill/Royal Racing/Kingud/7idp
Ally Evans Brooks Cycles
Cameron Evans -
Oliver Evans -
Nathan Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Matthew Foster Spokes Bike Shop
Tobias Hacker Wheatway Solutions LTD
Jamie Harris -
Albert Harvey -
Ben Harvey -
Harry Hogan -
Carwyn Howells -
Guy James -
Liam Johns Royal Air Force C A
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
Lewis Marston -
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 -
Lewis Webber RAAW Mountain Bikes
Jay Williams -
Zak Woodman Army DH Team
Senior Female 19+
Name Club sponsor
Lucy Downs -
Kim Kynaston -
Jane Page Pearce Cycles
Rene Stent -
Katie Sutton Rusty Lee Rock & Roll
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
Luke Fox -
Oscar Griffiths Intense Factory Racing
James Hadfield -
Thomas Hawkins Bike Park Chilterns Race Team, Cychemistry Lab, Noba Event Wifi, Firecrest MTB
Harry Kirby Firecrest MTB
Kris Lancaster -
George Madley Madison Saracen Factory Team
Kian McNally Rusty Lee Rock & roll
Dan Nadin -
Jacob Nolan -
James Onions Trails Dont Pay Bills/Kev Factory Racing
Harry Smith -
Aiden Swaby OTEC bikes
Finlay Sykes Gravity School Racing
Samuel Turtle -
Brendan Watson Zerode Bikes
Liam Watts -
Tom Westgate -
Thomas Williams -
Lewis Williamson -
Zain Young Freerider Apparel
Junior Female 13-18
Name Club sponsor
Katie Allsop Specialized Youth Development Team
Layla Begley-Tracey -
Orla Broome West Wales Trails
Katie Charlton North Cotswold Cycle Club
Kayley Cousins Firecrest MTB / Flow Collective
Annie Dennis Wye MTB/PABA Race Team
Esme Drakeley -
Bella Hepburn Pedalabikeaway/Wye MTB
Amelia Martin Team Trailhead / Marin Bikes
Sienna Paul Specialized Youth Development Team
Emily Rudd Shred Like A Girl / Pedalz
Olivia Taylor Madison Saracen Development Team
Scarlett Vedmore -
Master Open 30-39
Name Club sponsor
Isaac Anderson -
Simon Aplin -
Chris Astle -
Sam Atkinson -
Ben Baker -
Steven Baldock Unplugged Racing / 2 Wheels Only
Craig Barley -
Scott Barley -
Craig Beaumont -
Anthony Bish -
Jamie Cruse Brooks cycles
Will Davis -
Chris Edmunds Ace Bicycles
William Evans -
Tom Evans -
Matt Ford Army DH Team
Brad Frost -
James Gant -
Danny Gibson Royal navy cycling
Ben Gillett -
Joe Haycock -
Andrew John RN Cycling
Gareth Johnson Traction Fabrication Ltd
Ralph Jones -
Tudor Jones -
David Kynaston -
Harry Lawrence -
Jamie Malkinson -
Ashley Maller -
Liam Mason S4P Proform Tyre Tool
Daniel Masters Army CSR
John Mcgough -
Adam Morgan -
Thomas Owen -
Matt Pardesi MSP Engineering Ltd
Andrew Pargeter Spa Riders
Lewis Patterson -
Ben Payne Phathead downhill
William Pickering -
Phil Poulter -
Josh Prosdocimi -
Dominic Redbourn -
Ted Sanders -
Josh Smith Huckers/performance polished and perfection
Rich Staples -
Ian Stark -
Nathan Taylor Patina clothing
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
Tom Attlee -
Paul Birtle -
Paul Blight -
Ivor Bowen -
Lukasz Bulawa -
David Burnham Trickytuned/Sohobikes
Nathan Cavalier -
Pete Crump Pearce Cycles/Hope/Renthal/Hutchinson/SBXextreme/Rockguardz/Granite
Chris Derry -
Rhys Evans -
David Fairservice -
Barry Fenton RAF Gravity Team
Robert Francis -
Ian Freeman -
Seb Frost
Barry Glover Fenwicks
Dan Haines -
Chris Hall Downtime Factory Racing
Stephen Hardcastle -
James Heal ARMY
Neil Hopkins -
Robert Hughes -
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 -
James House None
Joe Killner Michelin/Troy Lee Designs/Squirt Lube/ ODI Grips
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
Nigel Thomas -
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 -
Jacob Bellisonhodge none
Oliver Boocock -
Charlie Broadbent -
Oscar Bryer -
Michal Bulawa -
Thomas Cale -
Kaden Campbell -
George Chapman -
Nathan de Vaux Trailrippers/GT Bicycles/Endura
Isaac Eastlake -
Tyler Edwards Pedalz & Elite Development
Nick Etherton GT Viris
Ewan Freeman -
Fletcher Gallagher Midlands MTB
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
Thomas Maplesden -
Patrick Martell -
Osian Morris -
Jake Paul -
George Peat -
Seth Pettifer -
Rhys Price Pearce Cycles
Leo Ransom Team Pedalz
Barney Rawson Expert Bike Repair
Charlie Rennoldson -
Byron Roderick MIJ Racing, Royal Racing, 7idp, Tag, Viris, Zerobikes, Rockguardz, Kingud
George Saddington -
Harry Sadler -
Toby Shepherdson -
Robin Shipp -
Sebastian Sumner -
Callum Sykes -
Jonny Tilt -
James Trowbridge -
Barnaby Tucker -
Rhys Viner -
James Weeks Katy Curd Coaching
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 -
Charlie Francis Ace Bicycles
Thomas 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
Mayson Pugh -
Corban Sargent -
Harrison Schofield Generation Specialized
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.