The Racers Guild of Cannock Chase has been holding regular downhill events at Stile Cop, Cannock Chase for the last 8 years. It's grass roots, push up downhill on a variety of trails at Stile Cop taking riders anything from 1 to 2 minutes to complete.
Over time the events have evolved from free Timed Practice Sessions held monthly to British Cycling Regional B races.
All events remain laid back as possible giving many riders their first taste of competitive downhill racing with rider development always in mind. Luke Cryer, 4 Cross World Champs silver medalist 2015 started at the Racers Guild as a 10-year-old ripper often showing the older Lads a thing or two.
Other past riders include downhill legends Steve Peat and Josh Bryceland, and World Cup up-and-comer Harry Heath. There's always a good atmosphere rain or shine and riders of all levels enjoy the racing side by side.
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