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 all over the World, he saw the rise of mountain bike races as a
perfect opportunity to begin a new career organising and running MTB 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 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 returned to the Mountain bike scene, racing gravity
fed enduro as a grand vet. He was approached by some fellow competitors, who urged him to start
running events again and with a new excitement and enthusiasm for the enduro scene, Pedalhounds
returned in 2016.

Since then Pedalhounds have gone from strength to strength, running extremely popular MTB –
EMTB Enduro Events in the South of England.