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MTB World Champs Teams Announced

British Cycling has announced the team selected to represent GB in the Downhill, Four-Cross and Trials disciplines at the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, taking place in Champéry, Switzerland from 31 August – 4 September 2011. Current World Champion Tracy Moseley will be looking to defend her title in the Downhill event and has also been selected for the Relay, an event which scores Olympic qualifying points for GB. Steve Peat (2009 World Champion) and Gee Atherton (World Cup […]

2011 Scottish Champs – Killin

Killin in the name of!…..SDA Scottish Downhill Championships supported by Chain Reaction Cycles Funny old race this- more like a Scottish race of old, rather than the 2011 Scottish Champs. A few factors contributed to this- the push up, open hillside venue, and depleted entries made for a friendly, lower-key Championships than in previous years, albeit impeccably organised by the usual suspects at the SDA. The reason for depleted numbers were due in part to the date clash with T […]

TweedLove “Dual Slalom”

A brightly coloured-polyester kind of a night at Glentress. BBQ, late night Hub cafe opening, Hub bikes for a demo night ride. The Dual Slalom is back, and is in the field behind The Hub, organised by Rich Latimer and The Bike Track People. Head to head racing down a parallel course, push up, switch courses and go again.  The weather for the event was just what you’d want, a nice bit of late sun in the evening to chill […]

Leogang iXS European Downhill Cup

After hosting the World Cup a week ago, Leogang was the venue for the third leg of the iXS European Downhill Cup. A total of 356 competitors from 26 countries lined up at the start, but it wasn’t the quantity but rather the quality of the starting pack which attracted attention. That Leogang Bike Park has now made an international name for itself on the mountain biking scene is not least due to the fact that it hosts top notch […]

Tweedlove ‘Glentress 7’

The flagship “Glentress 7” sponsored by Endura kicked off the the week long Tweedlove biking fest on Saturday with a large enthusiastic entry of riders from all levels of fitness and age’s. Teams of 2,3 and 4 were entered along with the hardy fit solo riders, some of the team names were quite well thought out like “Shrek & DonkeyRide” “The three mustgetbeers” and my favourite “Pin it ya fairy”. The trail for the weekends race was a new climb […]

Giant Factory Team WC video’s No.1 and 2

Filmmakers Clay Porter and John Lawlor are following the Giant Factory Off-Road Team throughout the 2011 World Cup downhill series. After the first round in South Africa, the team had some time off to train and prepare for round 2 of 7. They all came back swinging. Round 2 took place in Ft. William, Scotland, local track for team member Danny Hart. The weekend was full of ups and downs. It was capped off with Danny Hart’s breakthrough ride, which […]

Fort William WC 2011 Photos

The dust has settled now and most if not all the teams have probably arrived in Leogang for the next round, below is just a random selection of photos from the weekends race at Fort William.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them, Fort William in the sun is just one of the best places to be, roll on next year. [nggallery id=75]

Fort William WC Finals

Tracy Moseley took the win today here at the Fort with an awesome run 1.7 seconds up on 2nd place Rachel Atherton with Floriane Pugin in third Greg Minnaar nailed another win at Fort William today but second place lad Danny Hart was the talking point along with Brook Macdonald in third, Gee Atherton could only manage 4th in front of the home crowd with first round winner Aaron Gwin in 5th    

Fort William 2011- 4X finals

Huge crowds were treated to a great nights racing here at Fort William, it was especially good for Joey Gough getting an excellent 2nd place. Jared Graves failed to make the finals and had to settle for 5th place.

Fort William 2011- Saturday’s Qualifying

Aaron Gwin was on fire today taking fastest time in qualifying as the temperature continued to soar here at Fort William.  Danny Hart continued to shine taking 3rd behind Gee Atherton, with Ruaridh Cunningham getting into the top 10. 4x tonight so here’s a few more pics [nggallery id=74]

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