Round five of the British downhill National Points Series (NPS) has found a new venue. Instead of being held at Carlton Bank, it will be held in Innerleithen in Scotland on Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21. With the North East seeing over a month's rainfall in one day, the finishing field at the original site was looking more like a lake than a race village.
The Innerleithen course is littered with rocks, exposed roots and ruts to challenge the best of the racers. Tighthly packed trees and steep, twisting corners only add to the mix.
Practice is open Saturday. Seeding is set for Sunday morning with final race runs on Sunday afternoon.
For more information, visit www.NPSDH.com.