BDS RD 4 - PREVIEW

BDS RD 4 - PREVIEW

IT'S TIME TO RACE... WELL, NEARLY!

The fourth round of the British Downhill Series is this weekend and with 2 of the TMC riders racing, Martin & Finn, we're looking ahead to the event, the riders & trackside!

The Event

The British Downhill Series is a much loved event on the calendar usually 6 times in the racing season. After the last round being cancelled through low rider sign up, we're buzzing to get to Llangollen - which holds great memories for the team, with Sarah taking our & her first national podium (in her cat) last year & multiple top 20 finishes through out the team riders at this spot ! Something that is on everyone's minds leading up to the race is that the current BDS organising team will be stepping down at the end of the current season, so leaving the national series in a bit of a limbo as to what will happen for the next year - will BC step in? Will there be a national series? 
Needless to say; this round will have all the same as each before: 
  • QUICK UPLIFT USING BIKE SPECIFIC TRAILERS
  • PRACTISE ALL DAY SATURDAY 09:30 TO 18:00 AND SUNDAY 08:00 TO 11:00
  • SEEDING AND A RACE RUN FROM 11:15 ONWARDS
  • FREE RACE SUPPORT FROM SHIMANO, CRANK BROTHERS, HOPE TECH AND SPRUNG SUSPENSION
  • WD40 BIKE WASH, AIR HOSES AND LUB STATION
  • FREE CAMPING AND PARKING FOR RACERS
  • FREE RACE PHOTOS FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD COURTESY OF MONSTER ENERGY
  • ONSITE BIKE STORE MITCHELL CYCLES
  • LIVE TIMING INCLUDING SPLITS AND SPEED TRAP
  • LIVE COMMENTATOR
  • ONSITE CATERING AND BAR

And more...

The TMC Riders

 Martin Daniells Masters Cat Nukeproof Pulse Team
Finn Tennant Senior Men's Cat Scott Gambler
Both riders will be chasing top 20 finishes, within their categories!

Trackside

"The Ride Portugal track steep and technical with a number of large man made jumps. The finish arena which is large in size and will be surrounded by crowd barriers. Riders are advised to wear suitable protection that they think suitable, walk the course prior to riding and ride within their own ability level". - BDS
Length – 1.9 kilometers.
Start altitude – 371 meters.
Finish altitude – 116 meters.
Vertical descent – 255 meters.
Fastest time 2 minutes and 5 seconds.
Course rating (1-5 with 5 being very technical): Rating 4.

Where & When for Updates!?

So our social media pages will be keeping a full update feed through out the weekend and of course you can check out the BDS website & social media pages also !
 
Also check the BDS page for the LIVE TRACKING link !

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