British Cycling Announces 2021 National Downhill Race Schedule

Dec 18, 2020
by Ed Spratt  
The writing was on the wall early with Matt Walker cutting and curving lines that few others could hold.

British Cycling has announced the venues and dates for next year's National Downhill series and the National Championships.

The five-race series is set to be organised by the SDA, Gravity Events and Borderline Events teams as the series features racing across Scotland and Wales. With a full schedule in play for 2021, Becci Skelton and Joe Breeden will be looking to defend their 2019overall series wins.

Come July, it will be Danny Hart and Stacey Fisher who will be defending their 2019 National Championships as the racing will head to Rhyd-Y-Felin under the organisation of Pearce Cycles.

Currently, the May race is yet to be assigned a venue but looking at past years this most likely will be in Fort William as the National Series tends to arrive at Nevis Range just before the World Cup.

2021 Schedule
Round 1: Antur Stiniog - 17-18 April
Round 2: TBC - 8-9 May
Round 3: Llangollen - 19-20 June
Round 4: Innerleithen - 14-15 August
Round 5: Caersws - 25-26 September

National Championships: Rhyd-Y-Felin - 17-18 July

You can find the full British Cycling racing schedule here.


  • 15 3
 The Scottish and Welsh Downhill Series.
  • 21 1
 Unless TBC is in Norfolk?!
  • 3 0
 Keep your mountains and spectacular scenery, we've got ............
  • 5 1
 England will still be in Tier 3 lockdown. Unless there's a DH track in London Smile
  • 11 0
 That's why its not called the English downhill series. Luckily Scotland and Wales are both in Britain :p
  • 3 0
 @mattyb84: for now!
  • 2 1
 Just the Welsh really with an Enduro stage thrown in at Inners!
  • 2 0
 @MTB-Strength-Factory: it has been confirmed that the TBC will be organised by the SDA so pretty likely to be in Scotland
  • 4 1
 @dakuan: we’ll always be part of Britain unless we float off somewhere. The U.K. on the other hand.....
  • 1 0
 @Conanangus: Glencoe surely.
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 @fatduke: fort bill, always is at the start of may
  • 1 0
 @MTB-Strength-Factory: TBC: Trail Babtridge-Cook, Norfolk's finest.
  • 1 4
 @jenksy: wales & scotland will be a barren sheep infested land post covid... no change lol
  • 3 0
 Fingers crossed this all goes to plan guys
  • 1 0
 Do these races have a youth category and if so how do I enter and do I need to qualify?
  • 1 0
 I think you need a race license because you can get UCI points for which will gain entry to the World Cup. In theory. Yes there will be juvenile/youth category’s. 12 upwards I suppose.
  • 1 0
 Entry will likely be in January on the British cycling website, you'll need a license and membership which is about £75, there is a youth category. You don't need to qualify but the entries are usually allocated by points from the previous season so the more points you have the sooner you can enter. If these will be your first races it might be better to cut your teeth at more regional events like Pearce or borderline events. Not that these are the hardest races ever but it's still a national event so more costly and less relaxed.
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 @ADownhillerfromChed: ok cool thanks I’ll have a go at some regional ones next year and maybe do some of these the year after.
  • 1 0
 Dont count your chickens this covid bollocks will still be very much around
  • 2 0
 Hell fucking hell
  • 1 0
 Joke int it. Dont pay your BC license fee, race local.
  • 1 0
 Good one ding
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 TBC=Bala pretty please.
  • 2 0
 Unlikely since Bala is the venue for nationals
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 @TSridesbikes: It'll probably be Revs if it's still even operating by then.
  • 1 0
 @watchmen: Was there today - all seemed fine!
  • 2 0
 @watchmen: will most likely be fort bill, always is in early may. Before World Cup

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