Well what a super super weekend that was!
Glorious sunshine, some top name riders out shredding the Welsh valley of Llangollen, and some proper good action.
Plenty of pictures to see in the gallery, and a small video to come soon.
CUNNINGHAM Ruaridh Maxxis/Rocky Mountain 2:07.682
BOND Alex Team Skene 2:11.377
BRAYTON Adam Banshee 2:12.357
SIMMONDS Matt Chainreactioncycles.com 2:12.692
PEAT Steve Santa Cruz Syndicate 2:13.704
MOSELEY Tracy Trek 2:37.660
CURD Katy Rose Bikes 2:45.617
STONE Jess Trek Gravity Girls 2:48.463
CARPENTER Manon Madison Saracen 31.96 3:00.930
HORRIDGE Emily Transition Bikes 3:08.370
Grand Vets 50+
JONES Dai Eryri DH 3:14.236
HICKS Tony Rockgardener/Revolution 3:29.538
YOUNG Neil 4:01.507
BUCHANAN Lewis Chainreactioncycles.com 2:17.276
MCGLONE Fraser MTBCut.tv 2:22.794
STUTTARD Mathew Ride On/Slik Graphics 2:23.505
SCOTT Mark 34.95 2:24.010
MATTHEWS Billy Steve Peat Syndicate 2:27.530
MCCUBBING Frazer Ae7 Bikes 2:40.566
GREENLAND Laurie 2:45.047 4.481
CARPENTER Rowan Escape Bikeshop 3:05.482
OXLEY Nial Nukeproof/Great Rock 3:07.072
DORRIT Andrew Fox/Descent Hamsterley 1:58.287
Master Men 30-34
HUGHES James 2:25.461
WHITFIELD Jethro All Terrain Cycles 2:27.568
GOUGH William Will Hire 2:34.943
TAYLOR Craig Devinci/Haven 2:37.219
FROST Seb Rootsandrain.co.uk/Michelin@RnR 2:38.468
Master Men 35-39
PAGE Nigel Chainreactioncycles.com 2:29.228
TUNSTALL Tristan Steve Peat Syndicate 2:37.426
GASKIN Anthony Shinny Racing Enterprise 2:41.125
WEIGHTMAN Mark 2:41.544
TITLEY Andrew 2:44.650
Veteran Men 40-44
HOWARTH Darren 2:33.832
SIMPSON Rich Foes/Balfa UK/Iso 2:40.290
BRADLEY Adrian Eryri DH 2:43.913
CARPENTER Jason Dragon Downhill 2:44.797
SIMPSON Ally Steve Peat Syndicate 3:17.610
Veteran Men 45-49
TWIGG Jerry Cycle World 2:52.016
FELSTEAD Steve Ticket2ridebc.com/Descent-Gear 3:10.239
ATWILL Phillip Madison Saracen 2:22.964
JONES Michael Team Bicycle Doctor 2:24.984
GANNICOTT George 2:26.234
GULLAND Morgan 2:27.696
HERD Sam Scott/Perth City Cycles 2:31.902
See all images here: http://www.djaphoto.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=5175
Series finale of the British Downhill is this weekend 23rd-24th July in Llangollen, Wales. A brilliant opportunity to see some big name riders such as Steve Peat, Josh Bryceland, Brendan Fairclough and Gee Atherton to name a few.
Weather forecast looks good, beer tent open all day and camping is free, can’t be bad. http://www.halobritishdownhillseries.com
Watch this space for photos
The Racer’s Guild is local riders on local tracks, getting to know each other, having fun, learning, training, and doing timed runs. It’s for beginners and experts alike, run-what-you-brung, and take as many runs as you like.
Work on your technique, your line, beat your times, and beat your friends. Get involved, dig some trails, give back to the sport.
July’s turn for the Racer’s Guild took us to the line named fittingly after Rock Balboa. Balboa has plenty of rock drops on a steep and twisty line from the top of Stile Cop, and it certainly offered some excellent viewing.
All images can be seen in the main gallery here: http://www.djaphoto.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=5039
Some sample shots below from the day.