Scottish Cycling Mini DH

2018 Scottish Cycling Mini DH Series

How do future World Champions get into Downhill? One way is through the Scottish Cycling Mini DH series. In 2018 there is a calendar of regional events throughout Scotland where 8-16 year olds can show off their downhill skills and earn a qualification slot for the Mini DH Final at the World Cup weekend. These events have been chosen to cover Scotland as best as possible to provide a variety of different courses and experiences.

At the Fort William World Cup the world’s best mountain bike riders come to Britain’s only international level competition track to race in front of huge crowds of cheering fans, and therefore it only seems fitting to host the final of the Mini Downhill Series at the event.

Downhill mountain bike is a fast and exciting sport pitting rider and machine against the clock. Each rider rides a set course comprising of jumps, drops, roots, rocks, twists and turns. They aim to complete the course in the fastest time possible.

Mini Downhill (Mini DH) is just like the real thing but smaller. Shorter courses, smaller bikes and younger riders but it has all of the passion, excitement and drama of racing!

The Mini Downhill Series provides a pathway for aspiring young downhill riders to get their first taste of downhill racing.

The Events

Scottish Cycling is delighted to announce the events which will form the qualifiers for the Mini-DH finals at the Fort William World Cup 2018.

There will be five separate events spread across Scotland to provide as wide an opportunity for young racers to qualify as possible.

Mini-DH is a fast and exciting discipline, which is booming in Scotland, with the new Highland Hardline series joining the existing SC North series and Borders MTB series.

The Mini DH qualifiers will use these existing events, at the start of the season, and will take place on courses which are technically challenging while being a good introduction to MTB Downhill racing.

From each event, the top two riders will qualify for the Mini-DH finals which take place at the Nevis Range as part of the Fort William MTB World Cup on Saturday 2nd June 2018. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for young racers to race at the same event as their downhill heroes. If those riders have already qualified at a previous round, the next highest placed rider will qualify.

The qualifying events are:

Qualifying Events

QualifierDateVenueSeries Entry
Q111/03/2018LearnieHighland HardlineEnter Q1
Q224/03/2018GolspieHighland HardlineEnter Q2
Q301/04/2018InnerleithenBorders MTBEnter Q3
Q422/04/2018AeBorders MTBEnter Q4
Q512/05/2018LagganSC NorthComing Soon

Categories

U10 BoysU10 Girls
U12 BoysU12 Girls
U14 BoysU14 Girls
U16 BoysU16 Girls

 

Details to follow

For more information visit Scottish Cycling or contact events@scottishcycling.org.uk