Downhill Champs 2021

Event Location

Sherrifhales, starting at the junction of the B4379 and Lilyhurst Road

Event Date

Strap your crank to your chainstay. Freeewheel downhill. Furthest distance wins. The easiest race of the year to complete but there can be only one winner.

Event Entry

Turn up and coast

Event Report

Back at the traditional time of year after all the upheaval of the Covid crisis the Whelers annual freewheel contest resumed on Sunday, in traditional weather!

During a break in the rain and gusting winds around a dozen took to the start, in a cycling event where no pedalling is required!

The course was as ever, just up from Sheriffhales, descending the Lilyhurst Road towards Honnington & Lilleshall.

The event carries with it the 'Dave Hill Trophy' and is approaching approximately 30 years existence.

However, this year Dave could not be present as a last minute transport issue intervened and Pete Hartil stepped in to assist Robin Kyte with proceedings.

Amongst those 'riding' were three former winners and there were some sophisticated machines being used. However, defending Champion Steve Edwards was not present along with 'bronze medalist' from last time Alan Cooper.

It was one of those former champions, Richard Sadlier who took the honours by a significant margin from Matt Morris & Robin Kyte also former winners and Time Trial Secretary, Mark Primmer. 

All three of which were within centimeters of each other.

The event was concluded just in time before the rain returned. Let's hope that next years event is as lucky weather wise.

Event Type

Downhill Race