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TweedLove Mini Kids Downhill


Saturday, 26 May 2012 from 09:00 to 17:30 (BST)

TweedLove Mini Kids Downhill

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Saturday 26 May, from 9am

Innerleithen; Traquair Forest Trails

Entry Cost: £15

Ages 8 - 16



A proper downhill race for younger trail shredders. A great chance for young riders to taste the excitement and fun of a DH race, at one of the UK’s finest venues. The race will also act as a qualifier for the Scottish Cycling Kids’ DH series, and a good finish in any age group could see you invited to take part in the series final at the Fort William UCI World Cup weekend.

A proper downhill course will be set, with challenges at a level to suit the age group. There are some amazing young riders to witness ripping it up. Full info at TweedLove.com. This is a push-up race, no uplift.

Organised by Innerleithen MTB Racing, and held in conjunction with Scottish Cycling.

The TweedLove Mini Kids Downhill is held on Forestry Commission Scotland’s Traquair Forest trails.


 You must be 18 to register a rider on this entries system. 

09:30 – 11:00 Registration and sign-on 
11:00 - 12:00 Practice 
12:00 - 16:00 Timed race runs 
16:45 Presentations (hopefully!) 

The following equipment is mandatory. Riders without the following will not be permitted to race: 

1. A grown-up. All riders must be signed on by a parent or guardian. 
2. Full face helmet. 
3. Leg and arm cover. 
4. Full finger gloves. 
5. A well serviced bike with bar-end plugs. Bikes will be checked at the start. 

Online entry £15 per rider. Entry on the day £17.50 if available, however we expect this event to fill so get your entry in soon. Free entry if marshalling help provided contact Helen for details, helen@innerleithenmtbracing.com 

8 - 9 years Boys
10 - 12 years Boys 

13 - 14 years Boys 
15 - 16 years Boys  
8 - 16 years Girls (will split to diferent age categories if enough entrants) 

There will be food available on site at all events.  Please note that there is no drinking water in the car park.
The schedules are provisional, please check the website www.innerleithenmtbracing,com for any changes.
Cancellation policy – adverse conditions

Dealing with adverse weather is part of the challenge of this series, however if the safety of riders and staff becomes an issue we may have to cancel an event. This will be announced on our website at 17.00 on the Thursday before the event, and riders will receive a refund minus an admin fee.

If a race is cancelled due to adverse or dangerous conditions any time after 17.00 on the Thursday before the event we will refund a percentage of the entry fee taking in account any outlaid costs
Number boards
Every rider gets a new number board at every race. Number plates must be fixed in front of the handlebar and should be readable throughout the competition.The race is open to all professionals and hobby riders, no licence is required.

Technical condition of bikes
Every rider is responsible for the bike, the material and the protection equipment. The condition, quality and construction are to ensure the safety for riders, competitors or other persons.

Prize giving ceremony and presentations
The first three riders will be honoured with a ceremony, 60 mins after the race finishes.

Riders attend the race on their own account and at their own risk. The rider is responsible for the safety of his bike and clothes. The organization is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any injuries and damages as results of any action during the whole racing weekend. This agreement starts with the entry. The organization reserves the right to make any necessary changes or even to cancel the whole race according to safety problems at any time in the race, official orders, government laws and other unforeseen events.

Protests against the result or disqualifications should be addressed to the Commisaire.

Waiver of liability
Every rider understands and admits that his participation in the race is voluntary. He assumes full responsibility for any injuries or damages from his participation in the race. He recognizes and understands that the activities may be hazardous, that his participation is solely at his own risk and that he assumes full responsibility for any resulting injuries and damages that may occur.Every rider affirms, that he is in good health. He declares that he is physically fit and capable to participate in the race.Every rider has to acknowledge that he has read and understand this entire waiver of liability and agrees to be legally bound by it.

The racing officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person. In addition to this agreement the organization refers to the safety rules and racing agreement defined by British Cycling and the UCI.

Innerleithen lies on the A72 between Peebles and Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, around 45km south of Edinburgh. The event arena is 1km south of Innerleithen on the B709 Traquair Road.

How to get here

From Carlisle
Take the A74(M) to junction 15 (Beattock) and turn onto the A701. Continue on the A701 the road through Moffat. About 11km past Tweedsmuir, turn right onto B712 (signposted for Stobo). After around 12km the road meets the A72. Turn right and head for Peebles. Once through Peebles town centre, continue on the A72. Go past Glentress (on your left) and on to Innerleithen. Shortly after entering the village, look for the turn off to the B709 on your right (Traquair road). Follow the B709 for about 1km, then turn left at the T-junction onto the minor road. The event area is on the right hand side.

From Newcastle
Follow the A696 and then the A68 through Jedburgh. Just past Newton St Boswells, turn left onto the A6091 through Melrose. The road becomes the A72 just by Galashiels. Follow the A72 to Innerleithen. Go through the centre and look for the turning for the B709 (Traquair Road) on your left towards the end of the village. Follow the B709 for about 1km, then turn left at the T-junction onto the minor road. The event area is on the right hand side.

From Edinburgh
Join the A703 to Peebles just south of the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720). Note that the road becomes the A701 between Penicuik and Leadburn, but reverts to being the A703 from Leadburn to Peebles. At Peebles, take a left at the roundabout where the A703 meets the A72. Glentress is signposted, with the 7stanes trails signposted a little further on. Follow the road for around 9km. Arriving in Innerleithen, turn right onto the B709 (Traquair Road). After about 1km, you will see the event area.
Do you have questions about TweedLove Mini Kids Downhill? Contact TweedLove

When & Where

Trailhead Car Park
Traquair Forest
EH44 6PW Innerleithen
United Kingdom

Saturday, 26 May 2012 from 09:00 to 17:30 (BST)

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