British National Downhill Championships this weekend
By Matthew Cole | Saturday, July 19, 2008 6.23pm
The British National Downhill Mountain Bike Championships take place in Bala, North Wales this Sunday July 20 and over three hundred of Britain’s best downhill riders are confirmed for the event. The cream of the crop will include Rachel Atherton, Josh Bryceland, Steve Peat and Team BikeRadar’s Neil Donoghue and Marc Beaumont.
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The race arena will be packed with trade stands, team pits and a spectacular six metre high road bridge made from scaffolding to launch riders into the finish arena, which is sure to be popular with spectators.
The track at Rhyd Y Felin near Llanyngog is one of the best race tracks that the UK has to offer, and has made regular appearances in mountain bike films like ‘Earthed’, ‘Between the Tape’, ‘First’ and ‘Seasons’.
Practice starts at 9.00am Sunday and the main Championship timed runs start at 1.00pm. The presentation of medals and winners jerseys is scheduled for approximately 4.30pm. Spectators are welcome and entry to the event is only £2 per person, while for under 12s its free.
Follow mountain bike signs to Llangynog. The event will be signposted from Bala and Oswestry. For more information go to the Pearce Cycles website.
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