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
We interrupt your regular programming to give you some brief observations from the weekend in Scotland: 1. Midges are miserable little cretins that don’t have a place on this earth. 2. The Scots have yet to discover reasonable cell phone service. 3. As above, but Wi-Fi. 4. It rains... a lot. 5. I hate midges. … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #2 Fort William, Scotland
So often when we race, we end up in the same places. Fort William, Leogang, Val Di Sole, Andorra, Mont Sainte Anne, Lenzerheide and La Bresse are all venues we have been to before. While this doesn’t make them less enjoyable, it is always nice to have a new face on the block. After all, … Continue reading World Cup #1, Losinj Croatia
The end of the season always comes around faster than you expect it. I was talking about it with Harry the other day, when I come to Europe the first month always flys by. Plentiful races and a crazy travel schedule always seem to pass time at a crazy speed. The second month is a … Continue reading Val Di Sole World Cup 2017
If there is one name that is synonymous with downhill racing then Mont Saint Anne in Quebec, Canada would be the one. Having been a part of the World Cup schedule every year since 1991 it is a venue steeped in the history of the sport and with one of the best tracks on the … Continue reading 2017 World Cup #6, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
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.
The Drive: After Fort William, We packed up and headed back to Manchester to spend the night with Louis’s family before heading to the continent the following evening. Unfortunately, the amount of traffic leaving the Fort was too much for the wee highland roads to cope with and so we spent an hour and a … Continue reading Leogang World Cup 2016