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Racers Guild Winter Series.

Racers Guild Winter Series - Photo Credit: Martin Hill
Photo Credit: Martin Hill

Racers Guild has been putting on DH events at Stile Cop for the last 8 years. Starting with our famous RG Timed Practice Sessions and this year, a number of successful BC races.

We now bring you our first Winter Downhill Series.

We are putting on 3 races this winter at Stile Cop and give you the chance of becoming the overall champion at the end of the series.

3 races , all categories. Prizes for all qualifying categories at each race.

The series overall results after all three races will be your fastest time at each race added together.

Trophies for all categories made by Works Components for series overall.

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  • Race 1, 1st Nov - Wonderland. (BC regional B)
  • Race 2, 6th Dec - Little Ridge Wood.
  • Race 3, 10th Jan - New Line. (BC regional B)


Entries via the British Cycling website. Max 100 riders per round.
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Running alongside the regular individual race, we are having a Team Competition.

Teams of 4 to 6 riders (all riders must enter as normal) with the 4 fastest times at each round added together (1 per rider) and at the end of the series the team with the fasted time wins. £10 entry per team, winning team takes all!

Prizes for each round tbc.

All riders must wear a suitable full face helmet and have bar end plugs / caps fitted and two working brakes.


Event Details

RG DH is a timed downhill event and recommended for experienced downhill mountain bike riders. A suitable full face helmet and bar end plugs are mandatory but body armour is also recommended. Times are recorded using an electronic timing gate system. There is also a start ‘beep’ box so please follow the instructions of the starter. There is a 30-45 second gap between riders dependent upon the number of entries. All riders get 3 race runs only. Check the approximate start times and running order for your category and be at the start 5 minutes beforehand. If a rider has a genuine red flag they will get a re-run. Mechanicals and punctures and dropped chains do not count as red flags and do not qualify for a re-run.


Race Categories:

Age categories apply for your age at your next birthday from 1st January to 31st December 2015. For example, if you are 13 today but 14 at any point this year then you are in the 14-17 year old category and not U14’s.

  • Under 14’s (Juveniles) £15 pre-entered and £20 on the day.
    10 to 13 years old. A parent or guardian must be present at sign in.
  • Youth/Junior £15 pre-entered and £20 on the day.
    14 to 17 years old. A parent or guardian must be present at sign in.
  • Senior £25 pre-entered and £30 on the day.
    18 to 29 years old.
  • Master £25 pre-entered and £30 on the day.
    30 to 39 years old.
  • Veteran £25 pre-entered and £30 on the day.
    40 years old plus.
  • Ladies £25 pre-entered and £30 on the day.

Online entry is available on the British Cycling/events Website. Please note there is an additional £1 charge by BC for this service.


Event Program:

  • 8.0am till 9.15am approximately – Course is closed to bikes but open for a course inspection on foot. DO NOT RIDE DOWN IN ANY MANNER.
  • 9.15 till 10.30am – On the day registration and sign-in for pre-entered riders.
  • 9.15am till 11.55am – Course is open for practice to riders who have signed on and have their number board attached to the front of the bike. All riders must do at least 2 practice runs.
  • 11.55 till 12.0pm – Course closed.
  • 12.0pm till 3.30pm – Race runs. We have a limited number of slots for racing so don’t be late for yours!
  • Podium and prizes will be as soon as finalised results are available. This will be at the top of the hill.
  • 5.0pm to 6.0pm – Gate closed. Go home, drive/ride safe, see you next time, thanks for coming.

All times are approximate and subject to change throughout the day.


General Information

Organisers: Mick Whyte and Harry Clark. Mick usually at sign in and at start, Harry usually at sign in and at finish.

First aid: We have at least 1 certified first aider on site at all times so if you require any first aid ask any marshal (identified with hi viz) or Mick at the top or Harry at the bottom.

Facilities: Not much at the minute! Toilets are located at Birches Valley visitor centre or at the bottom of the hill into Rugeley. Food and drink is also best purchased on your way here or alternatively in Rugeley.

Cancellations: The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event at any time if it is felt that there are circumstances that cannot permit the event to continue safely. The organisers also reserve the right to disqualify or remove from the event any rider who is not complying with the event rules or in the spirit of the event or who is endangering themselves or others. Keep your eye on the ‘Racers Guild of Cannock Chase’ facebook page and the RacersGuild.co.uk web page for details and updates.

Refunds: Refunds are at the discretion of the organisers. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers the event is cancelled all participants who have entered, at that point, will be automatically transferred into the next RG event. The organisers decision is final.