Rob Stokes

New Wharncliffe trail, Alexander Super Trout.

So the latest addition to Wharncliffe has been finished.

Alexander Super Trout is a different beast to the usual Wharncliffe, bucking the trend for unsustainable raked in ‘rut lines’ a fast, flowy and hopefully sustainable line has been built. Starting on the top fire road, just right of nemba the line follows what was once called ‘Salmon’ (built by James and Craig of ‘dogs bollocks’ fame) steeply through tight tree’s down to the jeep track.

This is where the new building started. Continuing on Alexander Super Trout widen’s out and weaves via berm’s, drops and jumps all the way down to the bottom fire road. There are some really awesome corners and compressions, with the speed keeping above the Wharncliffe usual right the way to the end.

You may have seen the video’ footage from some youngster’s poaching the trail before it was finished, but let me reassure you…there will be plenty more quality footage coming in the next couple of weeks!

Well done to all that worked on the trail, no names mentioned, but you know who you are.

Alexander Super Trout.

Race Report: Simply Downhill at Nanty G.

I know Swin has just put a report up but as I had already written this, I figure we can have two…!

So this weekend was the first race held at new downhill venue Nant Gwrtheyrn. Nant G, as I will now call it due to epic Welsh spelling complexity, is situated on the northern side of the Llyn peninsula in an old disused mining village that has been converted to the Welsh language and heritage centre, and for last weekend a downhill race venue.

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