Highland Hardline is a Downhill Race Series on a short course for younger riders aged 8 to 18 years old, being hosted by Black Isle Mountain Bike Club. The series aims to provide an introduction to downhill racing as well as being challenging to more experienced riders, providing a platform for a safe progression to national races such as SDA & British DH.

The series will consist of 4 rounds with each round increasing in technical ability. Any technical features that cannot be rolled will have both “A” & “B” lines. The “A” line will be the harder main line and “B” line will be the alternative.

The series will be run under British Cycling and Scottish Cycling Rules and the Mountain Bike Downhill specific regulations. Each rider will be awarded points at every round they complete, these will be accumulated into a series points table. Series prizes will be awarded based on the riders best 3 out of 4 results for the Series. In the event of a tie, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated: Number of 1st places, Number of 2nd places, number of 3rd places and failing that the positions in the final round will be used to separate the series results.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd will be awarded for each round and Series prizes awarded on the final race day of the series. Series positions will be decided on a points basis, taking into account the riders best results from 4 out of the 5 rounds.