Guy Theron at PORC
PORC: 2014 Downhill Championship Series
For a second year running, PORC, in Penshurst, Kent, will host its popular race championship series this year. With five races spread across the busy domestic calender, the PORC Downhill Championship Series will again provide a different race line for each race weekend and will have on offer a range of prizes up for grabs thanks to the support of race sponsors this year. The new race series will also be benefiting from an uplift service this year, so no more tiring push-ups for competitors!
PORC 2014 DH CHamps Racers competing in the PORC series will also be able to accumulate 'championship' points throughout the year and the last race will see the overall PORC Downhill Series Champion announced as well as Championship winners for each category. Riders from all over the South East enjoyed the 2013 PORC Downhill Championship Series where Josh Lowe (Team Blockhead Energy/Trek) was crowned overall PORC Downhill Series Champion. The masters of metal at BTR Fabrications will again be providing the much sought-after handmade PORC Championship trophies that will be ready to take pride and place in a rider's home or workplace!
PORC 2014 DH CHamps PORC has a long history of hosting grassroots racing and events such as last year's Unofficial Whip-Off Competition and as many riders who have visited it over the past year or so know, the venue has undergone a revival in trail development and facilities. Not only are the downhill race lines fun for the regular race-goer, the lines are designed with everyone in mind so there are always chicken runs for those not wanting to test themselves on jumps and drops just yet. As with last year, this year, the competition tracks at PORC will vary from freeride to more technical downhills and if you have enough energy at the end of the race, there's always the dirt jumps at the top of the hill to keep you entertained until the sun sets.

The race categories will remain the same as last year: Seniors, Masters, Veteran, Womens, Juniors, Youth, Juvenile, Rippers and Hardtail. Race dates are as follow:
Round 1:
Sunday 16th March
Round 2:
Sunday 18th May
Round 3:
Sunday 13th July
Round 4:
Sunday 31st August
Round 5:
Sunday 19th October
PORC Series sponsors include: Kenny Racing, Schwalbe, Monster Energy, BTR Fabrications, Juice Lubes, High 5 Sports Nutrition, Downhill Freeriders, Mucky Nutz, ZAGWAY, Whisper Bikes, Wizard Wash, Miles Professional Brake Components, SouthCoast Suspension, Jack Chapman MTB Coaching, Harry Molloy MTB Coaching, Mikrotime Sports Systems and of course, your very own geebeebee media, who will be bringing you race reports from the series exclusively on Pinkbike.
PORC 2014 DH CHamps

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