UKGE at AE – Carrie Poole – 3rd Elite

UKGE at AE – Carrie Poole – 3rd Elite

It was quite the weekend for Sheffield racers last weekend at the first UK Gravity Enduro of the year. Ae played host and Pocket Rocket Carrie Poole came away with 3rd place in Elite Women. Not bad for a 4 footer.

The boys did good too; Local Pinner Craig Evans also came away with 10th in Elite men, reet good for his first ever Enduro race for the On-One Team. Team mate Freddie Oxley picked up 23rd in Elite as well. Josh ‘LooseDog’ Lewis is now riding for Stif Cycles and picked up 14th in Elite, pretty good for a lad that blew his knee out 3 weeks ago. The Cotic-Steel City Media Whores were also out in force. Chays has moved up to Elite this year and took 22nd on the day. New Recruit and wannabe hipster, Rich Norgate, took 4th in Masters but both of them said they were somewhat disappointed and wanted better. Watch out for them all in future rounds.

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    Rob Jolley on his new steed has been finding his speed and not worrying about grip

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    Will Swinden finding the edge of grip

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    Rob Jolley on his new steed has been finding his speed and not worrying about grip

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    Jolley on the roost

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    Richard Baybutt taking on a little passenger #respectthepoles

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    James Irwin, Chrissy P and the lady with the fast fingers: Steph Anderson

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    What are the chances?

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    Would this have happened with 26 inch wheels?

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    Matt Jamieson suffered mechanicals

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    Timmy leading out Gordan

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    Is that an enjoyable push up?

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    Baybutt getting loose

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    Steph and Baybutt: The timing team.

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Winter Dual 11 – Series Final

62 people have raced this Dual season but it is finally over for another year and we went out in style. Employing the fast grass at Jacks we rendezvoused in day light! I do love BST. It makes for an unusual atmosphere at the race but also makes for some great practice. To say conditions were prime would be a bare faced lie. We had thick fog which meant that even in day light you could not see one end of the track from the other. Steph was once again kind enough to time the race but the only sign of her was her whistles and hollas. When racers dropped of the edge of the steep hill they disappeared in to oblivion. At times it got so bad, you couldn’t really see the next post. As ever, this did not dampen spirits.

Considering that any of the top three in the overall could have taken the win, stakes were high and the determination palpable. The course was fast bar one killer left before the lip of the hill. Watching everyone overshoot it while they got its measure was most amusing. Once over the lip, it was nearly a straight line down the steepest part of the hill bar a sneaky chicane which got some tanks slapping later on. Watching the lads pedal as hard as they could down this section was unreal, seeing who could carry the speed in to the final right hander was even more impressive. D.R.I.F.T.

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