Chatburn Rd2 23rd December

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23rd December for the final race of 2012.Judging by the heavy rain that had recently fallen it was time to do the most hated job in the world which is changing tires. After popping the kenda spikes on my bikes was ready to race.Sunday morning I jumped in the van with Ben Tilford (cheers benny boy) and set off to chatburn to get some good old racing done. Must say the weather at chatburn was much better than dull Bradford, just a tad windy.We kitted up, met the rest of the team with a cup of tea from my flask (cheers mum) and got our bikes pushed up the hill to sign on. We had a few blasts down the new track that the guys at CDH built and we all loved it. Nice awesome track with a short easy push up, can’t beat that. Everyone was loving it! After about 10 practice runs with team mates coupes and danny it was time to smash in a race run.1st run went great but knew I could of knocked off a few seconds. I stayed in 1st after the first race runs but knew I had to step things up as team mate/rival coupes was looking rapid. He smashed his second run and pushed me into second! Beating me by 2 seconds! That was it for me, can’t be having that can we! I scoffed some of Bens choco brownies and give it my all to beat his time but I gave it too much and messed up one or two lines and had to admit defeat. At least it was 2:1 to me for the season and the battle will carry on next season.

That was it! The 2012 race season has come to an end and just want to shout out to all our sponsors for our support through out the year, much appreciated. And look forward to next season with TRG Racing. Well done team we all smashed It and i can’t wait to spend time with you all next year. Thanks to Ste Tomlinson for organising this super great event, the whole day had a great vibe and everyone had a great laugh. Cheers guys.

Cycopath Downhill : Ramsgill 2nd December

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Cycopath Downhill : Ramsgill 2nd December
 
Mick Hill Race Report:
Set off with coopy, then met danny at macky d’s just off m65 Blackburn we where an hour away form the new ramsgill track. After no hairy moments on the way, we were there. Deciding to walk track 1st it was frozen and looked to stay that way. After talking some good line as we do, we got our kit on and pushed up to the top. Over shot 1st corner then got a clean run in, not tacking the big jump as I was bottoming out on the small wall jumps which turned out to be my rear tyre hitting my seat(Thanks Rich).Then off for the first run every thing was good till going in to wooded area, slipping wide on ice sending me off the track through the ferns and back on track knocking a few seconds off and over the big jump this time, getting down in a time of 2.19, 3 secs behind danny and 17ish secs astray of Coopy n Liam. Feeling I could do better if I peddled I pulled a better time of 2.15 in the second run earning me 5th place with no short cuts. The pressure was on for the win Liam or coopy ? Liam smashing the 2 minute barrier with a 1.59. Coopy smashing the coarse including the coarse tape wraping it round his block n having to stop, game over, and liam took the victory. Thanks to Stef & Co.