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Pedalhounds History


Pedalhounds was founded in 1992 by Paul Hunt.  After a career in Motocross which saw Paul become 2 x British 125cc Champion and British Quad Champion, like many retired professional sportsmen he needed to find a new venture.


With his many years competing in events all over the World, he saw the rise of mountain bike races as a perfect opportunity to organise and run events.


The very first Pedalhounds race took place on a private estate in the South of England, followed by hugely successful cross country mountain bike races, including the Specialised Rock Hopper South Series.


Pedalhounds introduced downhill racing in the South of England, being the first organisers to run downhill events using a 2 run format and later 3 run short course downhill events.


They went on to run 2 National Championship downhill races and a race series for Sky Television.


Their mountain bike events have attracted riders of all ages and abilities from far and wide and they are proud to say that some of them have gone on to become Mountain Bike World Cup winners and World Champions!


Having had some time away from the sport, Paul and Ian Hutchinson (Hutch), a Pedalhounds colleague, returned to the Mountain bike scene, racing gravity fed enduro as grand vets.  They were approached by some Pedalhound’s competitors who urged them to start running events again and with a new excitement and enthusiasm for the enduro scene have returned by popular demand introducing a brand new format.



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