Racing, events & uplifts

2024 Downhill Round 4 - Hopton

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.





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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.


Nearest Postcode: SY7 0QF
We recommend not solely relying on your Sat Nav!



There is camping available on site.  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 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Elite Female 19+ 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Expert Open 19+ 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Senior Open 19-29 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Senior Female 19+ 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Junior Open 17-18 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Junior Female 13-18 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Master Open 30-39 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Veteran Open 40-49 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Grand Veteran Open 50+ 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Youth Open 15-16 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Juvenile Open 13-14 11:00 28 Sep 2024 £ 90.00 Event now full
Elite Open 19+
Name Club sponsor
James Bourne Spokes Bikeshop
Joshua Brazier Team Trailhead
Jake Cartlidge Schwalbe Tyres, Uncrafted UK, Works Components, Silverfish, Mudhugger, sprindex.
Josh Lancett-Edwards DHaRCOClothing/Schwalbe Tyres
Ryan Tunnell Hot Pursuit Cycles/Bkeglovestore/Specialized UK/Juice Lubes/661 Protection/Burgtec
Brandon Turner Blazing Bikes
Dec Willicombe Brink UK/Plush Suspension/Smith Optics
Elite Female 19+
Name Club sponsor
Anna Craig -
Vaska Prostova -
Jess Stone Scott Sports UK | Mudhugger
Expert Open 19+
Name Club sponsor
Joel Anderson Specialized UK/Loose Riders/Melon Optics
Jake Anderson -
Dylan Baker -
Lewis Brown Merida Bikes
Kieran Calver Fly-Up Race Team
Finn Clark Sorted Racegear TLD
George Dalgarno -
Kieran Davies Schwalbe/Mudhugger
Ollie de Laroque Bike Goo
Toby Down Carder Technology, 661 Protection
Ethan Fletcher -
Alex Florian Burgtec
Alexander Gray Rider down but not out
Eric Harvey-Fishenden -
Gareth Hernaman-Wood Royal Air Force CA
Robert Jones Army DH Team
Alex Powell Clive Powell Bikes
John Riddell Unite Components/Blazing Bikes
Louie Smith Y M Racing
Dan Taylor -
Senior Open 19-29
Name Club sponsor
Joe Adams -
Taylor Arnold Creation Cycles
George Barnes Bikegoo
Ben Barnett -
Ollie Boothroyd -
Ben Brookes Unplugged Racing
Gabriel Brown -
Ben Bywater -
Joshua Collins -
Jack Cooper -
Tiago Corte Spa Riders
Archie Coulsey-Belgeonne -
Harry De St Croix -
Josh Dyson -
Ally Evans Brooks Cycles
Cameron Evans Clives Angels
Tom Evans MIJ Downhill/Royal Racing/Kingud/7idp
Oliver Evans -
Tobias Hacker Wheatway Solutions LTD/Mikris finishers/County signs
Jamie Harris -
Ben Harvey -
Lucas Hills-Field -
Harry Hogan British Army Downhill Team
Guy James -
Liam Johns Royal Air Force C A
Ollie Lewis Torq
Luke Madley BRINK.UK
Hamish Melvin Pearce Cycles
Alexander Metcalfe Royal Air Force CA
Edward Reeves -
James Small -
Ryan Smallman -
Ben Swinbourne RR Cycle Mechanics OCU Group
Daniel Thomas -
Freddie Thomson -
Lewis Webber RAAW Mountain Bikes
Zak Woodman Army DH Team
Senior Female 19+
Name Club sponsor
Alex Hodgson -
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
Thorne Clarke -
Jamie Cooke -
Finn Cooper Creation Cycles
Drew Corbijn Jl Cycleworks/TroyLee/Muc-Off/Brightside/Sprung
Harry Dallow Pearce Cycles
Callum Davies -
William Doley -
Jac Evans Oaklands Wolves
Luke Fox -
Jacob Gonzalez -
Jack Griffiths -
James Hadfield north menswear llandudno
Henry Hill Ridgehill Race Syndicate
Harry Kirby Firecrest MTB
Kris Lancaster -
Charlie Lister -
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
Ellis Poole -
James Roberts -
Harry Smith Edwards Aviation Consultants; Alpha Aurora Aviation
Finlay Sykes Gravity School Racing
William Turner -
Samuel Turtle -
Jake Wareing -
Brendan Watson Zerode Bikes
Liam Watts -
Thomas Williams -
Lewis Williamson -
Fin Woodliffe Firecrest MTB
Zain Young Freerider Apparel
Junior Female 13-18
Name Club sponsor
Layla Begley-Tracey -
Orla Broome West Wales Trails
Kayley Cousins Firecrest MTB
Annie Dennis Wye MTB/PABA Race Team
Bella Hepburn Pedalabikeaway/Wye MTB
Amelia Martin Marin Bikes / Madison CC / Shimano / Hunt / TLD / Juice Lubes
Emily Moseley -
Sienna Paul Specialized Youth Development Team
Emily Rudd Shred Like A Girl / Pedalz
Frankie Windebank GT / Viris
Master Open 30-39
Name Club sponsor
Isaac Anderson -
Simon Aplin -
Steven Baldock Unplugged Racing / 2 Wheels Only / Sprung Suspension
Rob Beech -
Jordan Cavalier -
Jamie Cruse Brooks cycles
Will Davis -
Chris Edmunds Ace Bicycles
William Evans -
James Flinders Leisure Lakes Bikes
Matt Ford Army DH Team
Jason Gaiger Freeborn/Devinci
James Gant -
Danny Gibson Royal navy cycling
Marcus Goldsmith Army - Helix - ABF
Michael Guilford -
Chris Henson -
George James -
Andrew John RN Cycling
Ralph Jones -
Tudor Jones -
David Kynaston -
Harry Lawrence -
Ashley Maller -
Liam Mason S4P Proform Tyre Tool
Daniel Masters Army CSR
John Mcgough -
Wayne Mitchell -
Adam Morgan -
Alex Morris -
Thomas Owen -
Matt Pardesi MSP Engineering Ltd
Andrew Pargeter Spa Riders
Ben Payne Phathead downhill
Chris Perry -
William Pickering -
Phil Poulter -
Dominic Redbourn -
Tom Salmon -
Ted Sanders -
Josh Smith Huckers/performance polished and perfection
Richard Thomas -
Kurt Tracey -
Sam Waters -
Shaun Webb Royal Air Force
Aled Williams Setchfield Cycles
Dominic Wood Spa Riders
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 -
Gee Coles -
Kevin Cook Unplugged Racing
Simon Corner -
Pete Crump Pearce Cycles/Hope/Renthal/Hutchinson/SBXextreme/Rockguardz/Granite
Chris Derry Pearce Cycles
Rhys Evans -
Ifan Evans -
David Fairservice -
Barry Fenton RAF Gravity Team
Ian Freeman -
Seb Frost
Barry Glover Fenwicks
Dan Haines -
Chris Hall Downtime Factory Racing
Stephen Hardcastle -
Alex Harris -
James Heal Army Downhill Team
Robert Hughes -
Barry Husband 67 Race Team
James Kennell -
Nick Masters Inside Line DH / Trailhead / Bottlecraft Stoke
Jonathan Matthews Downtime Factory Racing
Oliver Medcalf S4P. Proform Tyre Tool
Laurie Mills UKMTBC
Ben Monkton Interested Dog - Define Components
Tim Morgan Brooks Cycles
Mark Olsen -
Vit Onodi Sm plant
Adrian Paul -
Tom Powis -
Will Priestner -
Matthew Redman Royal Air force CA
Alan Richardson Royal Navy Cycling
Ed Robinson -
Rich Saddington -
David Smith Team Trailhead
Damian Stinton -
Ben Thompson Downtime Factory Racing
David Tomlinson -
James Weames Ride Southern Spain
Neil White #makingupthenumbers
Stuart Wiltshire -
Rich Wiltshire BSD Racing Team, Viris Brand, Patina Clothing, Recoil Suspension
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
John Cobb -
Steve Felstead Saga DH Race Team
Phil Gray Rider down but not out
Darren Hall -
Lee Hammett -
Trevor Harvey -
Ross Holding -
James House -
Joe Killner Michelin/Troy Lee Designs/Squirt Lube/ ODI Grips
Eamonn Lawless Never Ready Racing
Adam Lees se7enty2bikesLtd
Darren Morgan -
Darren Powell -
Marty Robbins -
Shaun Tandy Racers Guild Squadron
Marcus Tett -
Nigel Thomas -
George Thompson -
Scott Turtle -
Judd Vedmore -
John Wareing -
Mark Weightman MakingUpTheNumbersRacing
Paul Wells -
Michael Whyte Racers Guild Squadron
Youth Open 15-16
Name Club sponsor
Jacob Bellisonhodge -
Oliver Boocock -
Charlie Broadbent -
Michal Bulawa -
Thomas Cale -
Kaden Campbell -
Ed Carless -
George Chapman -
Henry Colley -
Isaac Eastlake X5CAPE
Tyler Edwards Pedalz & Elite Development
Frank Fleming Expert Bike Repair
Ewan Freeman -
Fletcher Gallagher Midlands MTB
Brandon Hall -
Eric Hill -
Joseph Jones -
Dylan Kelman-McCarthy Firecrest MTB
Oscar Lamp -
Bayden Lamp -
Ollie Laurie Firecrest MTB
Max Lewis Muc-Off Young Guns
Zachary Lomax -
Vince Longstaff -
Patrick Martell -
Teddy Moffatt TBC Racing
Will Moseley -
Jake Paul -
Oliver Pearce Pearce Cycles
George Peat -
Seth Pettifer -
Ben Pinnell TBC racing
Rhys Price Pearce Cycles
Leo Ransom Pedalz / J-tech Suspention / Shredz Ltd / Snakeskin Wrapping / Havok Bike Park
Barney Rawson Expert Bike Repair
Byron Roderick MIJ Racing, Royal Racing, 7idp, Tag, Viris, Zerobikes, Rockguardz, Kingud
Bede Roffe -
George Saddington -
Harry Sadler -
Toby Shepherdson -
Robin Shipp -
Frank Sieracki -
Marco Swift -
Callum Sykes -
Jonny Tilt -
James Trowbridge -
Barnaby Tucker -
George Turner -
Ayden Vaughan -
Freddie Vaughan -
Rhys Viner -
Alf Wareing -
James Weeks Katy Curd Coaching / DMR / Oxford Products
Harry Williams -
Rowan Williams-Howells -
Charlie Woodland -
Juvenile Open 13-14
Name Club sponsor
Archileas Bateman -
Dominic Berry -
Ruben Byrne -
Harry Carr TMC - Team Mitchell Cycles
Ewan Casey -
Reed Darley -
Toby Davies-Morris -
Connor Doley -
Charlie Dowson Northern outlaws
Max Gray -
Jay Holt-Davies Custom Cut Spokes Ltd
Claire Howell -
Logan Jiles Wye MTB / PABA race team
Charlie Johnson Gasser Diaries
Ewan Kelman-McCarthy Firecrest MTB
Ben Lewis -
Logan McMahon Spa Riders
Archie Moody -
Owen Morgan Ridgehill Race Syndicate
Dylan Morgan Ridgehill Race Syndicate
William Morris -
Ethan Morris Crank.MTB/Glencoe Mountain Resort
Louis Pearn -
Mayson Pugh Elite Developments Shropshire
Corban Sargent -
Declan Schofield -
Joe Steel -
Charlie Toomer Kev Factory Racing
Austin Trowbridge -
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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