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Track walk and coaching with Jackson Frew

World Cup rider Jackson Frew has offered to take 10 junior riders under his wing for the weekend at Barjarg.

This will include a guided track walk and coaching to help riders dial in their lines.

If you’d like to take part, please enter your details in the form below. As places are limited riders will be randomly selected and notified before practice on Saturday 9 November.

Coaching is open to male riders competing in U15, U17 sport, U17 and female riders aged U17 competing in Sport Women or Elite Women.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

Thanks to all our sponsors for the 2019/2020 season! These guys will be here supporting riders and providing prizes throughout the season, don’t forget to check them out and follow them on social media

The first round is just around the corner! This season we’ll be back at Barjarg for the first time in a few years, don’t forget to get your entries in online to save $30 when compared to entering on the day!


VDHS rider support program

Are you looking to take your riding to the next level, but need some support to make it happen?

This Grant has been set up to provide Junior riders from Victoria who regularly participate in the Victoria Downhill MTB series (VDHS) with financial support to attend and race at World Cup and World Championship races, within Australia and overseas.


  • Funding is only available for Junior category riders ie those eligible for U17 or U19s, residing in the state of Victoria who regularly participate in VDHS events.
  • Applications will be accepted at the end of the VDHS season and will close on 31 October 2019.
  • Applications are not restricted to only those selected for the Australian team.
  • If number of applications exceed amount of funding available, funding will be allocated at the discretion of the VDHS Junior Rider Grant sub-committee.
  • Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated giving back to the MTB DH community either at club level or at VDHS level and those who have been more specific as to why they would benefit from the funding.
  • Applicants can apply in subsequent years, however, riders applying for their first round of funding, will be of higher priority.
  • Applications can be submitted for financial support for domestic as well as overseas racing.
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Shout-out to Howler Photographic and Daniel Brooks Photography

We’d like to thank Howler Photographic and Daniel Brooks Photgraphy for donating some amazing photos from previous Victorian Downhill Series seasons to help us complete our website.

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Check out Howler Photographic at:

Amelia will be taking photos at all rounds of the Victorian Downhill Series this season.

If you find a killer photo of yourself and want a high res copy, they’ll be available to buy on her website.

Check out Daniel Brooks Photography at:

Daniel has been part of the VDHS community for some time, when isn’t taking photos you’ll find him on track at the races.

Want to support the great work Daniel does? Head over to his Roots and Rain page where you can buy high res photos of you on track.

Welcome to our new website, it’s a work in progress and there might be a few things missing.

If there’s anything you’d like to see, let us know in the contact form on the home page!