Mini downhill mountain bike
THE SEARCH FOR SCOTLANDS FASTEST YOUTH DOWNHILL BIKE RIDER IS ON!
Over this coming April and May, Scottish Cycling, the National Governing Body for cycling in Scotland, with the support of Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland will be delivering a Series of Regional Mini Downhill Events to select the countries best Youth Downhill riders. The top riders will then race at the Mini Downhill Final during the Award winning UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William on the 9th June 2012.
What is a Mini Downhill I hear you ask? Downhill mountain biking is a fast and exciting sport, pitting man and machine against the clock. Each rider has to ride a set course comprising of jumps, drops, roots, rocks, twists and turns. The aim is to complete the course in the fastest time you can.
Mini downhill is just like the real thing but miniature! Shorter courses, smaller bikes (no need for full suspension!) and younger riders but it has all of the passion, excitement and drama of racing! The Mini Downhill Series will provide young downhill riders, aged between 8 and 16 years of age, their first taste of downhill mountain bike racing. The podium places from each event will be invited to compete at the final at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William.
More details on the event website.