We’ve noticed there’s been a lack in content recently, with most of us having been very busy its now time to get back into the habit of regularly posting original content.
BUCS Downhill, one of the best downhill races in the country in terms of atmosphere and the amount of laughs!
Here’s a fairly informal series of photos showing what the University of Sheffield and myself got up to…
As with all trips from Uni we started from the arts tower at dark.
Precision packing from Sheff Uni.
Hallam with a slightly different approach..
After arriving at night we set up camp by the car headlights and woke up to find ourselves in a typical Welsh valley, Rheola.
Time to get some bikes involved!
Team Sheffield rocking some serious style.
Mid track walk, first time we realise the event is being sponsored by wine company, alcohol is probably one of the more appropriate prizes to give students at an event depending on your view of things…
Doesn’t take long before minds wander on the track walk.
Afternoon practice, Oliver Lynch from Hallam wiping out at high speed!
After practice its time to recover for racing… eating plain pasta, the food of champions, by torchlight…
… Under the clear night sky.
Race qualifying and Dave’s crowd pleasing!
Andrew Fowles charging down one of the super ruts.
Race runs and a shot of the true BUCS spirit!
Jack Reading’s 4th attempt at taking the win, bad luck had thwarted him previously yet today he lost out to Emyr Davies by a fraction of a second.
Braking steps anyone?
Time for the prize giving and Bangor Uni have turned up in their masses!
Post racing people got mischievous in the extra ordinarily warm Welsh weather.
On the return journey to sheffield we stopped at the Forest of Dean.
For the results check out roots and rain.