Borderline events Llangollen and sunshine, now that was sounding promising! I arrived early Saturday morning to be soon greeted by team manager rich along side team mates Michael coupe and Blake white. But unfortunatley the sun didn’t stay long and along came the rain.
The track was riding great, even in the slop and ruts, all of TRG were feeling good on track and the sun even came out to play at dinner time.
After about 7 runs we called it a day and packed up and headed home for the night.
Sunday’s weather was mixed, with torrential rain quickly followed by baking sun! Once race runs came about the track was unknown and was unpredictable. My first run went really well and I was sat in 4th place only 3 seconds back from 1st.
I was hoping 2nd run I could make up that time but due to a silly mistake where my foot popped out my cleats and I was unable to pedal along the bottom section which cost me allot of time and crossed the line 2 seconds slower.
I was knocked back to 7th place in experts but was still happy with how I rode throughout the weekend
Hazel really will ride any thing with two wheels and this time she turned her hand to Enduro at the 2016 Welsh Gravity Enduro Spring round 5 at Eastridge.
And of course with out any fuss she ended up on the podium taking 2nd in the elite ladies class.
Round 2 of the British downhill series at the legendary Fort William was just around the corner. I previously had 2 weekends off riding the downhill bike and parked my bum on the motocross bike, so it was nice to jump back onto the GT Fury feeling fresh to race one of my favourite races of the year.
Saturday’s practice was hot and went well, within the first 2 runs I was happy with my lines and focused on getting down using minimum upper body strength to save my arms from pumping up. I was feeling strong and fit and couldn’t wait to go against the clock. The main contributor to this was my GT Fury. With the big wheels and amazing long geometry this thing is built for this track. Fast, loose and rough.
My seeding run was smooth and a little reserved, I crossed the line in 18th with allot more to give. I was excited to get on track for the race and I knew exactley what I had to do to make up time.
On the start gate I was a little nervous but kept myself calm, before I knew it I was giving it my all along the motorway, my legs were burning and I was clearing the jumps with the finish line in sight. One final push and I crossed the line, 10 seconds faster than my seeding run and was sat in 7th place. After more riders coming down I was pushed back to a respectable 18th in experts and I was very happy with my performance