Halo BDS Rd3 Glencoe
Glencoe has become a love hate place for me as a photographer, 3 times I’ve arrived to cover an event on a Sunday to find that it’s been called off because of bad weather. In saying that the guy’s that run the place have put so much hard work and thought into getting this venue sorted out it’s real shame that the place is so exposed to the harsh weather that Scotland can dish out. So it probably came as a bit of a shocker to most who arrived on Thursday and Friday to find it had been dry and sunny for days nae weeks before hand when the rest of the country was under water. But in saying that the riders yet again stayed away in there droves just like the SDA held here in May with only 160 odd riders making the effort to ride what is probably the most technical and challenging tracks there is on the circuit. Rather than go into describing the track here’s a video of it from Jack Reading during as he put’s it cheeky Friday practice in the sunshine.
Sunday did bring a bit of rain into play which changed the track conditions a bit but not a huge amount, practice was a bit damp and the experts/elites had to suffer a bit of rain in their seeding run. Due to the small amount of riders there was an extended diner break before the race runs were started, I thought this was good as it gave me some time to dry things off and get a coffee, have a blether and catch up with filk you haven’t seen in a while etc before heading back up the hill.
Full results and photo’s from the weekend can be found on Roots and Rain