Forest of Dean 661 Mini DH - race report - Greg Howells 28/02/2016

You get two race runs and the whole event is packed into just one day – meaning it’s easy on time but big on fun. Bike Doctor Riders Greg Howells (competing in his first ever event) together with Perry Thomas and kris Hamer took on the natural course which flowed in to the famous ‘Ski Run’.

After turning up at a ridiculous time on Sunday morning, we kitted up and went up for a little practice before racing started. needless to say being my first event I was feeling a little nervous but camaraderie of our other Bike Doctor members this soon soon settled. We managed a few practice runs scoping lines out and loosening up before my first run at 11.45am.

A packed  field of 66 riders in the Master made racing tight and close with only a 15 seconds splitting the top 45 riders! After a disappointing first run I managed to shed another 3.5 Seconds off for the second run which I was well pleases with although when the overall results came through my fellow Bike Doctor rider, kris Hamer pipped me by a mere 0.05 of a second!  Gutted!

Overall it was an awesome day! Well organised and having a blast with your mates I think that’s what brings people back to these races time and time again!


19-29 Category

29th  Perry THOMAS Bike Doctor 1:18.74 (26) 1:19.45 (28) 1:18.74 6.15s

30-39 Category

45th Kristofer HAMER Bike Doctor 1:30.44 (45) 1:28.32 (42) 1:28.32 15.86s
46th Greg HOWELLS Bike Doctor 1:31.80 (50) 1:28.37 (43) 1:28.37 15.91s


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