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Fort William WC Friday – Bumper photo show.

Fort William WC Friday – Bumper photo show.

That’s Friday done and dusted for the DH crew – 4x is currently underway but we’re sat here in the media room trying to bring you the goods from what was undoubtedly a day of two halves. Mist, fog and a saturated Aonach Mor greeted the riders this morning, but by timed training the sun was firmly beating down on the strangely smooth whindust tramlines up top. We all know timed training counts for nothing, but it does reflect what […]

Fort William World Cup – Late starts, early beginnings.

Fort William World Cup – Late starts, early beginnings.

What a couple of weeks for the humble bicycle in Britain, the EWS last week was a resounding success and some serious credit must go to the TweedLove team, and Chris Ball and his team from the EWS. As we keep being told, there are no disciplines in mountain biking – but for racers there are and this week it’s the turn of the downhill fraternity to take centre stage. What more can be said about the Fort William WC? […]

EWS: Ultra Tough Course Sees Total Shake Up

EWS: Ultra Tough Course Sees Total Shake Up

The demanding trails of Britain’s Tweed Valley took their toll on the Enduro World Series’ top riders this weekend, while revealing a depth of technical prowess amongst local riders. “I think both the physicality and the technicality of the trails here caught a lot of riders off guard,” said Organiser of TweedLove and the Santa Cruz TweedLove World Enduro presented by Sweet Protection, Neil Dagleish. “A lot of people told us they thought this was the hardest round of the […]

A guider’s life.

A guider’s life.

I first met Andy Weeding on a hill in Queenstown. The strange significance of that is we shared many mutual friends and our native homes were only an hour from each other, and when you’re from the desolate north east, an hour is nothing. Our racing paths had just missed each other, as I faded away into rallying and other things in ’09, Andy was just getting started. We’re a bit like Hobbits up in the North East – if we […]

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