With the weekend of June 16-17th seeing a real bonanza of biking going on around the UK, there was one standout race a bit different to the others – a regional DH race with a mellow vibe, awesome riders and a classic track.
The entries were modest at 162, but this meant more time on track for the hardcore few, or those looking to get into DH in a more chilled environment.
Testament to how good these races are saw Reece Wilson, on the march to biking global superstardom back to race on his home turf. He would have to beat pinners George Gannicot, Lachlan Blair and Youtube sensation, King of the SDA series Ben Cathro as well.
There were also 58 riders, both male and female, here under the age of 18, and that can only bode well . Young rippers were tearing apart the hill all weekend, but special mention must go to William Brodie , who with a 3.29 set a time that would have been respectable in any of the senior categories bar Elite. One to watch out for!
It was also great to see victories for Mikayla Parton, Luke Birkett, Ryan Brannen and the two elder #dhornowt crew boys Pete Walton and former boy racer Markey Neal.
Ian Linton was there to capture the bangers, while Miles Mallinson flung his video camera around for us.
Read on for more with these bangers from Ian Linton.
Keep an eye out for the video dropping on the Descent-World Youtube later today!
For full results make sure you head to Roots and Rain
Senior Elite Results:
- Reece Wilson / 3:05.267
- George Gannicot / 3:06.877
- Lachlan Blair / 3:06.984
- Mikayla Parton / 4:07.595
- Elena Melton / 4:21.855
- Diana McLaren / 4:58.828