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Steve Felstead - Vets Winner
Tom Braithwaite - Senior Winner

23 November 2003
Round 1
repo/fotos by jon_e

ProBikesports WWW (Winter Wet and Wild) race series kicked off last week in Innerleithen. Steeped in folk lore, the Winter series in Innerleithen has been virtually a permanent fixture for everybodies winter training.

The usual format is to expect the worse - rain, snow, ice and howling winds. However this round was graced by a little frost (-6) and glorious winter sunshine

The turnout was reasonable, 170 or so riders managed to get an entry, previously limited to only 150 riders, Neil Stoddart (ProBikesport) managed to get the extra riders in no problems at all. So hopefully there will be room a plenty for the next two rounds.

Now the racing.

Neil was keeping the track to use close to his chest. A variation of the popular 39 steps course (named because of all the little drops in it) a slghtly different route out of the quarry (down the left) and a changed route from the middle road crossing down through the red bull steps and onto the hip jump before a change at the bottom which seen the old gully reused for the first time in while.

The riders all seemed to be loving reason was virtually no mud! A little slippy in places, mainly due to the nmornings frost but still reasonably grippy in places.

So who were the riders to watch?

Well with a few notable absentees (Thomson & Carrick-Anderson) we still had a great turnout for the top men to battle it out in the Senior category (combined).

The juveniles and youth guys just keep getting faster, young hot shot Joshua Bryceland was hauling taking the Juvenile win. Rich Thomas took the youths to the line..and not upside down this time!

The fastest time of the day was taken by ProBikesports, David Young, seem zooming by complete with his light setup on full blast, Dave scored the win along with the warm fuzzy felling of being the quickest man on the day.

Masters and Vets are always hottley contested, Neil Wilson takes (I think) his first masters win ever, chuffed to bit no doubt in his Green (sorry lime!) race kit. Steve Felstead held off the young upstart that is Gary Millings in the vets, half a second separated them at the line...this could be the category to wtach come 2004!

Eight! Yes eight ladies braved the cold for this event, where were you all in the summer! Marie Tinkler took the win.

Hardtail category was enforced and the hard core pride took over. Good to see a few old faces still ripping on the HT's. Elliot Campbell and Jim Davidson reliving some old times, but it was Team CHR's Tommy Wilkinson who took the win.

Senior men as always is the hottest cat, the amjority of riders, all pumped and ready to rock. Tom Braithwaite took the win from Chris Marshall and Pauls Angus.

The Developments John Robson, who incidently sleeped with 5! Yes 5 duvets on the Saturday in the back of his car, stating that money for a B&B was beer money wasted! What a star!

Well that's it....just some time now to get your chrimbo shopping done before the next round on the 21st December.

Entries are still open (click here for an entry form).


Chris Hutchens
Gary Millings
Neil Wilson




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