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Alpinebikes Winter Series Rd3

Innerleithen was the place to be at the weekend for the last of the Alpine-Bikes winter series, which was held in what can only be winter conditions. Saturday saw practice held in pretty good if not damp conditions to start with but the sun shone for most of the afternoon. Steve from I-Cycles taped a cracking course for this weekend’s final downhill race in the series. Starting from the hut at the top of Plora rig you headed straight on […]

Alpine Winter Series Rd2 Day/Night Enduro

The second round of the Alpine Winter Series took place on Saturday with an exciting race format not often seen in the UK. Following the huge success of Round 1 last month, Innerleithen MTB Racing brought us a Day/Night Enduro in Traquair Forest, Innerleithen. The format involved riders making their way around the forest with two special timed stages. The same stages were then ridden again once darkness had fallen – riders using lights on their handlebars and sometimes their […]

Fetish Bike DH Series Rd1 Innerleithen

The first Fetish Bike winter downhill race run by Mike Marsden’s Borderline Events took place at the weekend in Innerleithen.  Being a winter race the weather is always a risk, don’t know if that was the reason for the small entry of a 130 odd riders but anybody that decided not to race missed out on a great weekends racing.  Track was a straight forward old school Inners classic taped by Joe Connell, pretty much the Gold run but just […]

Tracey Hannah is back….

Congratulations goes out to Tracey Hannah who has just won her first race at the Australian national out at Canbera on her new Morewood . Here’s a chance to get to know a little bit more about the girl and the Hutchinson United Ride team on this video shot in Brisbane, Australia. It’s official Pink Bikes are faster… It’s always been in the back of my mind, racing on the World Cup Circuit again! What is even more amazing, I […]

Alpine Winter Series Rd1 – XC Multi Stage Enduro

The first round of the Alpine Winter Series took place over the weekend with a new format for 2012 – a XC Multi-Stage Enduro. The event, organised by Innerleithen MTB Racing, was completely sold out as riders from across the globe descended on Innerleithen for this exciting new style of mountain bike racing. Riders followed a course of around 30km in total, with three special timed stages. The cumulative time for the predominantly downhill stages would determine the winner. Conditions […]

Red Bull Downforce – Swansea Wales

ROWAN SORRELL CONQUERS RED BULL DOWNFORCE! On 4th December, 32 of the UK’s top downhill mountain bike riders descended into Swansea city centre for Red Bull Downforce 2011. Overlooking Swansea Bay, riders were challenged with steps, terraces, narrow archways, grass verges and some of the steepest cobbled streets in the UK. Cheers from the crowds greeted the riders as they crossed the finish line. Each rider had two heats in the qualifying round. The eight riders with the fastest time […]

R.I.P. The Hub

Sadly on the 27th November 2011 the legendary Hub Cafe at Glentress shut it’s doors for the last time. The bike shop and hire center closed it’s doors a few weeks before hand which really brought it home to me that this was actually happening – sad times indeed, seems only yesterday when all the tendering debacle hit the headlines.  After 10 years of trading Emma and Tracy put Glentress on the map with their friendly down to earth no […]

Full-Beam Lights Day Night Enduro

November 19th 2011 here at Innerleithen a classic enduro race was born, 2 stages raced in the afternoon’s unseasonably fantastic weather then fit the lights onto the bike and repeat all over again in the dark. For those not familiar with the enduro race format it’s somewhere between XC and downhill racing but leaning more to downhill. The idea is to cycle your XC or all mountain bike up to a designated starting point and be timed from there to […]

Innerleithen MTB Mini DH Series Rd3

Over 100 young racers were entered into the last of the mini downhill series run by Innerleithen MTB and supported by I-Cycles, Grease Monkey Cycles and Tweeddale Sports Council.  The track this weekend started with a bit the Gold run from the middle road then a sharp 180 degree turn on the pushup path, quick peddle along there into some twisty stuff down into a bit of the Cresta then another 180 turn down to a hard right into the […]

Northern DH’s North East Champs Hamsterley

Northern DH’s North East Champs Hamsterley

For the weekend of the 22nd/23rd October, Northern Downhill takes us to Hamsterley for the North East Championships and also the final round of the series.  To mix things up a little bit the track included the whole 4 cross track, not a universally popular choice but enjoyed by the majority. As a rider who likes to keep my wheels on the ground I thought I’d struggle with it but went with the flow and was making the most of […]

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