Duncan Philpott takes us through Simply Downhill round 1 at Nant Gwrtheyrn.
An epic weekend, at a beautiful location. Cheers Duncan!
Full write-up to follow….
So the 2011 race season has finally begun! December and January weren’t great months for my racing preparation. I spent most of my days and quite often nights as well, sitting behind my desk preparing for my final year optometry exams. It was all worth it though now I’m settled at my new job in Newcastle working as a pre-reg Optometrist in the eye hospital. This change in life style has freed me up some time to get back on the training program so I will be well prepared for the first big race of the season – BDS round 1 at Nant G in Wales on the 20th of March…..
After a month of some serious hard work, the inaugural Steel City Downhill Mini Downhill event is ready for the masses.
Sheffield’s own multiple world cup downhill champion Steve Peat is helping to organize the cities first official Mini Downhill race, the inaugural Steel City series event. In aid of the Greno Woods appeal a Mini DH will be held in Grenoside woods on the 5th March. Open to all from 10 years up, the race track is fast and flowing which would suit mid travel trail bikes and riders who can carry speed.
Professional timing will be provided by MIJ Events with prizes from Royal, Sram, 18 bikes, The Bike Tree, O’Neal, Polaris, Five Ten, Cotic, Chromag, Smartwool, Monster, Arcteryx and many more. The event will be filmed and broadcast by Freecaster.tv who will also sponsor an amateur video and photo contest.
Read on for more….