Val Di Sole,Valley of the sun....or so it’s called. Infamous in biking history for Sam Hill’s run at the 2008 World Championships where, 6 seconds up on the world’s best he famously crashed in the last corner and still finished 3rd. A real downhill track that’s fast, rough and unforgiving from start to finish. If … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #4, Val Di Sole, Italy
Leogang has always been a strange old race. Exhilarating and exciting for the fans, frustrating or rewarding for the racers. A place of extremes in everything from weather to the race track, there aren’t many places that make Fort William seem slow but Leogang is definitely one of them. The trip down from Fort William … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #3, Leogang, Austria
Hello and welcome to Blog number 3 for this year, normal programming has resumed and from now on the blogs will be about one race rather than 4! After the chaos of the start of the season it was a nice break to spend some time Italy without having to pack and unpack the van … Continue reading The Wild Wild… East? IXS European Cup Rd 4, Spicak, Czech Republic.
This is it, World Champs, the end of the season. Fort William seems like an age ago and I swear Cairns was last year...So many races, airports, motorway miles, new friends and old friends, photos and videos, stressful times and good times and finally it comes to a close. After being sick all through Andorra … Continue reading Val Di Sole World Champs 2016
Man what a crazy couple of weeks! Things have been absolutely crazy since Crankworx has finished which seems ironic but I have been trying to make the most out my time here in Canada and have just got back from a quick trip over to the Sunshine Coast to sample some of the riding at … Continue reading Crankworx Whistler 2016
After a weekend off, we are back into racing here in Europe, this time we traveled to Les Deux Alpes in France for a European cup, the last race in Europe before we head to Canada for (hopefully) a month of sun! Coming into the weekend I wasn’t sure I was going to race, I … Continue reading Chatel and Les Deux Alpes
Rapid fire on the blogs this week! This time I am writing to you from Lenzerheide in Switzerland where we have just finished up round 5 of the World Cup series! After Spicak last weekend, we spent a few days heading down through Austria to Switzerland via a stop at the KTM factory for a … Continue reading Lenzerheide World Cup 2016
#Notleogang , this hashtag has been used over the last few years by riders who have, let’s say “disapproved” of the nature of the Leogang World Cup track and the fact that just down the road lies one of the best downhill tracks that most people will ever ride. Even with the changes made to … Continue reading Schladming IXS Cup 2015