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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 […]

The NDHs Champs at Hamsterley

The NDHs Champs at Hamsterley

Root 666, part of the push up. As much fun pedalling up as it is tearing down. This Sunday saw Northern Downhill hosting their Champs of the Universe TT race at Hamsterley! The atmosphere was pretty electric at Hamsterley this weekend, not only due to the high spirited TT racers (naming no names) but the official announcement that a certain local lad by the name of the Redcar Rocket Danny Hart and his Dad taking over the reigns at the […]

Northern Downhill’s Kielder TT

Northern Downhill’s Kielder TT

A techy small trail in a vast forestry and moorland expanse For the second time this year northern downhill returned to Kielder forest. Kielder Forest is a behemoth of man made woodland in Northumberland, England with three quarters of its 250 miles covered by forest. It’s famous for many things – Colin Mcrae’s legendary drives through the famous “Pundershaw” stage, it’s enormous reservoir, where the old village lies beneath and having an incredible observatory. Recently, it’s been getting back on the […]

Northern Downhill “Funduro”

Northern Downhill “Funduro”

Saturday evening saw Carl Davison and his Northern Downhill (NDH) team targeting new racers with a “Funduro” race at Hamsterley Forest in Durham. Hamsterly is a forest with trails that really do cater for all – from family cycle tracks, through to classic trail centre laps and some short, but full on DH tracks frequented by a certain former World Champion, Danny Hart. The man himself and the driving force behind NDH. Carl Davison The NDH normal enduros have a […]

Northern Downhill Enduro returns to Kielder

Northern Downhill Enduro returns to Kielder

Organiser and event boss Carl Davison checking the stage and setting up timings before race (JWDTphotography) Sunday saw the NDH enduro riders take on a pretty varied course at the behemoth that is Kielder Forest in Northumberland . Another 3- stage race on Kielder’s infamous Deadwater hill. At a smidge under 1900 feet (571m) this proved to be a brutal test for riders; 2 of the stages starting at the top of the summit and the final stage an easy […]

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