Here you will find all the details for our 2019 Gravity Events UK DH Series aswell as racers information, marshals information and a small guide if your new to racing and how to get involved.
Firstly let me say thank you from the team for your support in getting our first year off to a bang, we had a couple of hiccups but we addressed them as quick as they were identified and put measures inlace so they didn’t happen again. Thank you all for sticking with us, our last 2 rounds went without a hitch and we aim to keep it that way!
Since we took over the running of the Borderline DH Series from Mike Marsden for the last Round in October 2017 and then running 2018 on our own since it’s been a sharp learning curve,
We looked at everything in 2018, the venues, how we can create that National type feel with a friendly approachable vibe!, Bringing in individual category prizes, a mechanic onsite at every event to get you back on track as quickly as possible, music played throughout the event, a Finish field announcer, a better experience and support for the Marshals and a hot beverage flask so they can have hot drinks mountain side. Also we introduced Media Vests to register and identify the media on track to bring them into the British Cyclings code and guidelines on Child Protection, on the whole it came together by round 3& 4 we aimed to expand on all this for 2019 and get that experience spot on..
In January 2019 we got the call from Welsh Cycling that they liked what they saw and wanted us to Develop a Welsh National series and a home for Welsh Champs, we have been working with them to deliver this vision and with some financial assistance and infrastructure provision its all starting to help it happen, The Series will work alongside our own and will feature not only racing but also some training to encourage more riders into downhill racing, we kicked this off at Hamsterley with 2xWorld Champion Danny Hart, helping over 50 riders learn how to become racers and then headed down to South Wales to the legendary track at Rheola with BC ride coach Will Soffe
In the later part of 2019 we hope to kick things off with some more Race experience days. this will be once the race season has finished at various locations.
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