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Northern Downhill returns to Chopwell Woods

Northern Downhill returns to Chopwell Woods

Sam Johnson racing for his first time, Northern Downhill’s funduros are certainly a great place to start out One thing Northern Downhill has a great ability to do is entice fresh blood into the racing scene. This weekend was no exception. Having spoken to a couple of race newbies at the end of the race, they were buzzing and already planning their next. Kristina racing for the first time put in the second fastest time of the day in the […]

Northern Downhill Hamsterley TT

Northern Downhill Hamsterley TT

Alex Scarre showing some sublime skills. Last time I snapped this lad he was doing a superman and dressed up in fancy dress for christmas Sunday saw the return of the Northern downhill crew at Hamsterley forest for their biannual TT race. This race whips up a bit of a storm to locals as it’s a well known section of forest trail. To the strava slaves it’s known as total triple tranny (who thinks up these names). This is one […]

NDH Kielder TT

NDH Kielder TT

Once again Northern downhill returned to Kielder to host another fun TT race. The weather was kind given this was early March; the most recent Hamsterley Enduro saw prolonged heavy snow and freezing conditions all day, but Kielder, despite it’s fairly exposed nature, proved to be milder on the racers than expected. Personally I love the drive to Kielder; long straight Roman-roads, great scenery and some pretty awesome blind summits along the way. The behemoth that is Kielder reservoir soon […]

Northern Downhill TT | Ae Forest

Northern Downhill TT | Ae Forest

Northern Downhill has kicked off their early race season in good style with a TT race across the border in Scotland. The TT races, aimed to cater for both novice and experienced racers, tend to use the easier trail centre type terrain, but as they say – when the gate drops, the bullshit stops! Racing, is racing. Ian Briggs taking on the wood drop half way down. Ian’s first race and he’s showing no fear. Kudos Having watched the weather […]

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