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SDA 2012 Round 1- Innerleithen

SDA 2012 Round 1- Innerleithen

Downhill is dead! Long live Downhill! Some people I have talked to recently (including industry insiders) have reckoned that Downhill is dead in favour of Enduro-type events. Whilst it’s true that Enduro has been increasing greatly in popularity, it was also true that the numbers certainly came out in force for the first SDA of the year at Innerleithen. Judging by the number of new Scalps on the hill, I am pretty sure that Nukeproof don’t think that DH is […]

Scottish Bike Show Part 1

Scottish Bike Show Part 1

Having previously been to Eurobike I was a bit sceptical of what a bike show at the SECC would offer. Needless to say my scepticism was unfounded as it turns out it was a braw wee affair. It truly has something for all types of cyclists and although nothing like the massive scale of Eurobike it has it’s fair share of interesting new bits and pieces to offer. I will concentrate on the new gravity bikes and gear. First off, […]

Fetish Bikes UK Gravity Enduro Rd1 Innerleithen

Fetish Bikes UK Gravity Enduro Rd1 Innerleithen

A dusty Innerleithen hosted the first round of the British Enduro Race series last weekend in perfect sunny summer like weather. This side of the sport is now growing in popularity as it’s got a great mix of the downhill side of the sport but not quite as extreme, but you also have to be pretty damn fit to cycle back up the hill to the start of each stage in a set time (don’t think the hot sunny weather […]

First look at the new Ancillotti FRY

When I saw that Steve had built up a new Ancillotti FRY for use in the up and coming Fetish Enduro Series I just had to go down and have a look.  It’s been a while since I last slung a leg over a lovely piece of Italian engineering, it would’ve been Gary Forrest’s race bike back in the day’s of ProbikeSport.  I have to say the bike looks lovely, what you’d expect from a hand built frame from Italy.  […]

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 […]

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