May 17, 2012
50 young riders at Perth for Mini DH series
Monday 7 May saw an exciting day of racing for the Mini Downhill Series. 50 young riders experienced the thrill of downhill racing at Kinnoull Hill in Perth. The course was on the new bike park which has been built between a partnership of local riders and the Forestry Commission. A couple of added twists and turns, rollable jumps and berms made a challenging course for established riders but also allowed new riders to experience the thrill and camaraderie which is involved in downhill mountain biking racing.
After registration, a safety course walk and practice, some tasty local venison burgers set the riders in good stead for the racing to begin at 1pm. With competitive fields for all of the U10, U12, U14 & U16 boys and girls races, the level of riding was exceptionally high. After the first round riders knew their times to beat and most pushed it to the edges of their level and improved their times.
Have a look at the full race results.