Win a place on the Steve Peat Syndicate!

It's the chance of a lifetime!

World Downhill Champion Steve Peat won’t just be racing at the Fort William World Cup this weekend.


He’ll also be launching the brand new Steve Peat Syndicate. In 2011 the Steve Peat Syndicate (SPS) will take a handful of wannabe downhill stars and give them the knowledge, experience and know-how of our very own world champ.

And where most will have to pay for this privilege, Mountain Biking UK has one exclusive place on this team to give away to a lucky reader!

We’re hoping to unearth the next big downhill star, whether they be 16 or 65, male or female – everyone has a chance.

Our winner will enjoy all the benefits of a full professional level race team complete with the best kit and technical support. Included in your package will be a Santa Cruz V10 bike and top level race gear.

Best of all though, you get training and advice from the man himself, Steve Peat, along with various other World Cup riders at selected times. The SPS race team is the perfect way to lift your game to a whole new level.

It works like this. First you need to apply (see how to enter and download our form below). We’ll then handpick the best 25 applications and invite them to our top secret boot camp sometime in August.

We’ll invite you take part in some downhill racing and activities and from there we’ll whittle it down to our top five finalists, who will all be featured in the mag. We’ll then put those five finalists through our eliminator challenge and the winner bags the prestigious place on the Steve Peat Syndicate!


Write a short CV (200 words maximum) on the form provided (download it below). It should tell us what you’ve achieved in downhill, where you normally ride, and why you think you are the one who deserves to win a place on the Steve Peat Syndicate team. Don’t forget to include a picture of yourself too.

You should back up your application with a short video of you riding if at all possible. Then please include a link to the site on your application where we can watch you in action. Vids should be no more than two minutes long please.

Remember, it’s from your CV that we will be shortlisting riders for our special boot camp where a number of judges including Steve Peat himself will help choose our Final Five and ultimately the Downhill Dream Ride winner!

You can post your entry in the special box on our stand at Fort William or at BikeRadar Live at Brands Hatch on 10-11 July.

Alternatively you can post it to the following address:

Downhill Dream Ride,

MBUK, 30 Monmouth Street,

Bath, BA1 2BW

Closing date is 30 July 2010.

To enter you must be UK resident, aged 16 or over (if you are under 18 you will need parental consent) and be able to commit to:

– Attending and taking part in the British Downhill Series 2011

– Attending the elimination process in August


– Taking part in a series of winter training features and season reports for Mountain Biking UK magazine and its website while you’re on the SPS team.

That’s it! Download the form and get entering! May the best rider win!