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British downhill series gearing up

The MSC Bikes/Descent-Gear British National Points Series (NPS) will kick off at the end of the month with the opening round in Ae Forest on April 25-26. Five total rounds of racing will include three UCI Category 2 events.

In the past, the series has served as a stepping stone to elite international competition for riders like Steve Peat, the Atherton family, Tracey Moseley, Josh Bryceland and others.

Each even will be held over a weekend with practice on Saturday and more practice and racing on Sunday.

British National Downhill Series 2009
April 25-26: Round 1 - Ae Forest - (UCI Cat 2)
May 30-31: Round 2 - Llangollen - (UCI Cat 2)
June 27-28: Round 3 - Fort William - (UCI Cat 2)
August 15-16: Round 4 - Carlton Bank
September 26-27: Round 5 - Caersws

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