Round 4 of the British Downhill Series Cancelled

Si Paton made the announcement on Facebook that due to a lack of entries he has had to cancel the fourth round of the Series due to take place in Moelfre –

“This has been a difficult decision to make, but due to the low number of pre-registered riders making the event impossible to deliver, we have been left with no choice but to cancel. All riders entered have already been withdrawn and refunded.

“There will still be an actioned packed weekend of racing at Moelfre, with the HSBC UK | National 4X Championships and a round of the HSBC UK | National 4X series taking place on that weekend.

Both Llangollen and Hopton are still on the calendar and have a number of spaces available and we kindly ask all of those planning to compete, to enter in due course.

“Note: For Llangollen, we are planning to utilise the Squirrel track or possibly a brand new track if it is finished in time and meets the criteria.”

It’s worth noting that the overall will now be taken on riders’ best four out of five rounds, not five out of six, to make it fairer for everyone who had planned to use Moelfre in their season.

It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of Round 4 of the HSBC UK | National Downhill Series in Moelfre.

There have definitely been some grumblings online about the entry costs for the National Series and looking at the comments on Si’s announcement it would seem this has been a factor in the low entries. Hopefully it will be business as usual for round 5 in Llangollen