This weekend sees round one of the Saracen British Downhill Series (BDS) on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of April 2013. 330 of the UKs fastest riders in the World will be battling it down in the South West of England in Combe Sydenham.
The course is long and flowing, littered with roots and rocks to catch even the finest riders in the World out. A huge step down greets the riders as they enter the long field with man made berms and jumps before they hit the last woods and a super steep rock chute which will again cause carnage.
Up for grabs is a share of the series' prize fund £11,000 in cash and over £20,000 in prizes.
Last year GT's Marc Beaumont took top honours whilst Gee Atherton was out with a broken leg. CRC/Nukeproof's Sam Hill is racing, so expect the Aussie ripper up on the podium from the on form, former World Champion.
World Exclusive, Sam will also be showcasing his new product range at Combe Sydenham.
The big battle for the ladies will be between GT's Rachel Atherton and Saracen's Manon Carpenter with Tahnee Seagrave trying to squeeze her way in as well.