British Downhill Series Welcomes Saracen as Title Sponsor

Mar 28, 2013 at 0:00
Mar 28, 2013
by Tyler Maine  
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The British Downhill Series is a world-class event that has for many years been a breeding ground for a wealth of British talent, helping riders make the transition from the national to world stages with consummate ease.

The BDS is British Cycling’s National Series for Downhill Mountain Biking and all of us at Saracen are incredibly proud to be able to support this spectacular series. The BDS has been the proving ground for the Madison Saracen downhill team since its inception and we know only too well how important the series is for the development of British talent. As such, we are very happy to be able to help the series to continue to deliver exceptional racing on home soil.

bigquotesEver since Madison acquired the Saracen brand in 2009, a key focus was to create a great quality, well-engineered, but affordable downhill bike for UK riders. It is a great opportunity and perfect synergy for Saracen to be title sponsor for the 2013 British Downhill Series. - Dominic Langan - Madison CEO

bigquotesThis is amazing news for riders, spectators, media, and the team behind the BDS. It's only natural the British National Series has joined forces with Saracen a British brand. Saracen brings in important investment and support of the series allowing the BDS to take the series up another level and deliver an outstanding series for all involved. - Si Paton - BDS Race Director

The 2013 Saracen British Downhill Series will consist of five rounds, all of which will be streamed online via a live video feed with the combined talents of and Freecaster – a first for a national series and another example of the quality of the event.

The complete race calendar for the 2013 Saracen British Downhill Series is as follows:

Round 1 - Combe Sydenham, Somerset April 13th-14th
Round 2 - Fort William, Scotland May 11th-12th
Round 3 - Innerleithen, Scotland June 1st-2nd
Round 4 - Llangollen, Wales June 29th-30th
Round 5 - Bringewood, Ludlow August 24th-25th

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  • + 21
 Ah, the Saracen Myst. A quality peice of bikery.
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 If BDS announced Saracen as a sponsor 5 years ago I think everyone would of given up racing haha, come a long way in a short space of time
  • + 10
 Nice one, saracen are top of their game since being done by Madison
  • + 11
 Id love a saracen myst
  • + 3
 My Buddy just got one here in the states and that thing is like a freekin unicorn haha!! Wonderful bike!!
  • + 1
 Did you know a group of Saracen mysts, like the unicorn, is called a blessing?
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 Is his name Brock? If so that's my old bike Smile
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 Hahaha yeah it is!!! Thats funny all the people in the U.S and you pin point the exact person!! Bike is sick by the way great taste and nice build!!
  • + 5
 Good sponsor for a good event
  • + 1
 first started riding dh on a saracen awol such a good bike to learn, but is it me or does anyone else think saracen are a bit pricey?
  • + 3
 Free Saracens for winners!
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 Groovy news! Nice one Madison!
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 theres no more Mr.Slugger on banner... why?
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 Saracen bikes are lookin mega thenow. Would love to shred the myst. There well back in the game now
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 Saracen Havoc.
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