What do you get when you combine one of Britain’s best downhill tracks and a Scotland on full chat weather wise ? One of the best weekends racing ever is what!
It’s true that an unfortunate clash with the BDS at Bala created a lower entry than usual, but 133 riders experienced the chance to get in as many runs as they wanted, a traffic free track and at the end of the day, when the gate drops, the bullshit stops!
We sent along Liam Moss to document all the action …..
Full results can be found at the bottom of the article.
* We apologise for having no images of the junior women in the report and big congrats go out to Freya Avis who took another big win.
It looked bleak but impressive on Friday over the mountains over Glencoe.
Ben Cathro took first over this weekend with a flying time. The Sick Skill’s coach has been on fine form this season so far, and this marked another win for the Oban rider.
Kenta Gallagher pushed Ben hard and was only 0.666 seconds behind. Thankfully, both riders managed to avoid any flashing this race….
Highland Bikes had a good weekend with Kai Bremner winning the Juvenile category. His Dad, Keith, kindly provided the video above. A winning family!
Zander Millar Todd took 2nd place the Juvenile men.
Marc Cunnigham taking the win in expert men… It turns out shaving your legs does work!
Arran Gannicott is slowly returning back to some speed. Yes, he was quite a way behind the two elite riders but with more race time we might see him back challenging for the FTDs on Roots and Rain.
Kris Gemmell, the thunder rumbler, took Third in Expert men.
Myles REID took 1st place in Youth boys. He always looks pinned , with his loose, rangy style.
Jack MCcallum took the win in Junior men. With the big guns down south, this was a great chance for some pinners with potential to show what they can do, and it’s amazing where confidence can take you.
Cameron TURNBULL first in the Senior men.
Once again Alan Blyth took the win in Masters here at Glencoe. The former Pro Elite rider has been slaying the 26in wheels for a while now ( since 1997 ) and they don’t seem to be holding him back….
Jethro Whitfield on the hunt!
Less than half a second between first and second but John Young took the win in Vets.
But the blue sky’s soon broke through. Darren Wilson took 5th overall on his return to racing after a long break.
Will the Whip Off be making a regualur appearance at the SDA from now on?