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Pearce Rd1 Bringewood – Recap

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The newly branded Pearce Events Series kicked off the race season in Bringewood just outside Ludlow

The Pearce Events Series kicked off the race season in Bringewood just outside Ludlow on the 3rd weekend in March.

New Branding, same proffesion service, Pearce know this game well and always deliver

New Branding, same professional service. With their own fleet of uplift vehicles,  medics and a team  dedicated marshals and track builders Pearce know this game well and never fail to deliver.

Located in the heart shropshire countryside the classic track pulled in some big world cup names, seasoned national racers and some exciting young talent.

Located in the heart Shropshire countryside the classic track pulled in some big world cup names, seasoned national racers and some exciting young talent.

Gee Atherton - Full Focus on the New bike

Gee Atherton – Full Focus on the New bike

Matt Walker is certainly a one to watch in the Junior world cup ranks this season

Matt Walker is certainly a one to watch in the Junior world cup ranks this season

Blue kit, blue bike. Rachel Atherton was looking aything but in Practice.

Blue kit, blue bike. Rachel Atherton was looking anything but in Practice.

the long way round for Billy Spurway, sometimes the less trodden path will let you carry more speed

the long way round for Billy Spurway, sometimes the less trodden path will let you carry more speed

style over everything, not sure tinted lenses were helping too much in the woods

style over everything! Not sure tinted lenses were helping too much in the darkness of  the woods

Racing for Pearce Cycles at Bringewood is a right of passage round these parts

Racing for Pearce Cycles at Bringewood is a right of passage round these parts.

27.5" Must be about half of Milan Machacek height and still he was ripping it up on a new Specialized demo . Too young to race Pearce let Milan ride in practice and sweep the course before race runs, This is were Harry Barret started and he is going places at high speeds. Start em young folks!

27.5″ Must be about half of Milan Machacek height and still he was ripping it up on a new Specialized demo . Too young to race Pearce let Milan ride in practice and sweep the course before race runs, This is were Harry Barret started and he is going places at high speeds. Start em young folks!

Solid Racings Arron Bennett cruising through the new jumps in the afternoon sun

Solid Racings Arron Bennett cruising through the new jumps in the afternoon sun

Riding for Revolution Bike park can only bring good things for an already talented Junior rider. Lewis Meade hauling in the open!

Riding for Revolution Bike park can only bring good things for an already talented Junior rider. Louis Meade hauling in the open!

Matt Wlaker keeping it low and controlled in practicve

Matt Wlaker keeping it low and controlled in practice.

007 Agent Evans Sporting some special top end kit from HopeHQ

007 Agent Evans Sporting some special top end kit from HopeHQ

Matt Barret on point into the lower woods #Panshotraceday

Matt Barret on point into the lower woods #Panshotraceday

Joe Smith finding the Flow trying to chanell Arron Gwin during an impromptu chainless race.

Joe Smith finding the flow trying to Chanel Arron Gwin during an impromptu chainless race.

#Allthenoddies Ollie Rothwell took a huge tumble in race run 1 and came up laughing, he’s all about time spent grinning not time spent winning. #Noddiesontour #lookprorideslow

Women –  Racheal Atherton sets a high bar when it comes to racing could any of the others keep up?

Local Girls watching the womens world champion storming into first place

Local Girls watching the womens world champion storming into first place on run 1 despite having rainbow jersey on back to front. – 2:31.512

Lucy Drees 2nd fastest woman with only the world champion ahead of her

Lucy Drees 2nd fastest woman with only the world champion ahead of her. –  2:56.405

Rosy Monaghan 3rd fastest time in the womens field, not a bad effort for the youth rider.

Rosy Monaghan 3rd fastest time in the womens field, not a bad effort for the youth rider. – 3:01.320

Atherton...

Atherton, jersey back on the right way round bettered her time by two seconds in run no.2 #allabouttheaero

FWD  2:29.230

Ever the ambassador , Rachel always has time for a chat and some laughs with the younger racers

Ever the ambassador , Rachel always has time for a chat and some laughs with the younger racers

Juvenile – 13 and 14 year olds with times that would do well in stacked senior field, Bright times ahead for UK downhill racing

Harry Barret, one to watch for the future, fastes Juvenile with a time that would of put him comfortably in the top half of senior. #beyondhisyears

Harry Barret, one to watch for the future, fastes Juvenile with a time that would of put him comfortably in the top half of senior. #beyondhisyears

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Fastest Time in Category 2:39.230

Youth – Tight times but a strong showing for Revolution Bike parks new crop of riders

Nothing like a nice tidy numboard mod. Riely Scott 3rd in youth

Nothing like a nice tidy numboard mod. Riley Scott 3rd fastest youth – 2:33.154

Pearce rider Joe Bower Pushes through the darkness for 2nd in youth

Pearce rider Joe Bower Pushes through the darkness for 2nd in youth – 2:31.608

Jack Mills Putting the old atherton bike to good use, fastest youth on the day. FTC- 2:31.020

Jack Mills Putting the old Atherton bike to good use, fastest youth on the day. – FTC 2:31.020

Junior – First year world Cup riders and next years experts, more than enough ability to go around.

Chasing Matt Walker all weekend pays of for Jay Little 3rd in Junior

Chasing Matt Walker all weekend pays of for Jay Little 3rd in Junior – 2:29.233

Pushing hard to find flow in the woods Will Heart takes 2nd in junior a hefty 10 seconds back, but with Walker absent for round 2 he is still very much in touch for the series. - 2:26.823

Pushing hard to find flow in the woods Will Heart takes 2nd in junior a hefty 10 seconds back, but with Walker absent for round 2 he is still very much in touch for the series. – 2:26.823

Matt Walker 1st in junior 10seconds clear of the field and 4th fastest time on the day only pipped by 3 seasoned world cup racers. FTC- 2:16.423

Matt Walker 1st in junior 10 seconds clear of the field and 4th fastest time on the day only pipped by 3 seasoned world cup racers.-  FTC 2:16.423

Senior – 

Andy Bennet 3rd in senior - 2:27.284

Andy Bennet 3rd in senior – 2:27.284

Josh Gleave only has a trail bike ubt thats alll he needs. 2nd in Senior only 0.2 off the pace, one to watch for kinsham given the nature of the track

Josh Gleave only has a trail bike ubt thats alll he needs. 2nd in Senior only 0.2 off the pace, one to watch for kinsham given the nature of the track – 2:26.612

Joel Anderson taking the win in Senior - FTC - 2:26.410 (

Joel Anderson taking the win in Senior – FTC  2:26.410 

Expert – 

Grant Boyce 3rd in expert 0.03 back from second5

Grant Boyce 3rd in expert 0.03 back from 2nd – 2:23.355

Allister Warrell charging hard to 2nd in Expert

Allister Warrell charging hard to 2nd in Expert – 2:23.328

Expert Winner Lewis Boyce keeping it low out in the open.

Expert Winner Lewis Boyce keeping it low out in the open. – FTC 2:22.784

Elite –  A staked field for round one with Many riders keen to get some race time before the world cup season started in Lourdes

4th on the day but with the rest of the top 5 chasing world cups in Austrilia Rob smith is the leading contender heading into Kinsham

4th on the day but with the rest of the top 5 chasing world cups in Australia Rob smith is the leading contender heading into Kinsham – 2:17.503

3rd place for Taylor Vernon. Looking to make an impact in his second elite season - 2:14.516

3rd place for Taylor Vernon. Looking to make an impact in his second elite season – 2:14.516

Joe Smith 2nd Elite - 2:14.494

CRC Rider Joe Smith looked to be on cruise control all weekend, 2nd in Elite – 2:14.494

2:13.230 FTD for Gee Atherton A good start for the new partnership with Trek

2:13.230 FTD for Gee Atherton A good start for the new partnership with Trek

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Its good to be back at the races again – see you all at Kinsham for Rd2 23-34 April

Rd.2 Kinsham Course Preview

Kinsham Event Infomation 

Images – Louise Riozzi & Chris Griffiths – Paused Motion
Images available for purchase on Roots and Rain


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