This is all in preparation for the Leeds Lords Mayors Ride from Dortmund via Lille to leeds as part of the TDF celebrations, www.lordmayorcycleride.co.uk.
The whole ride being supported by All Terrain Cycles www.allterraincycles.co.uk ending in Temple Newsham on Sunday 4th May.
Thomas Tordoff got to grips with Newby Hall Duathlon , describing running after cycling as 'comedy!'
Tom Hooper got his first win of the season at the 20th Baildon Boundary Way off road half marathon a couple of Sundays back! It's a great race along a top route, for these reasons entries sell out within a week so if you do fancy stepping out in the trail shoes this is the one.
Unfortunately, my luck ended there. The following Sunday I held 3rd position at the second round of the nutcracker regional Xc series at a very windy Gandale. I'd fought hard for well over an hour but punctured with one lap to go. Ya win some ya lose ey! A couple of weekends off the race scene now before heading to Cornwall for Bmbs no.2.
Matt Bulmer entered his first TT of the year on the Giant -" all I can say is I destroyed my PB from last year by almost a minute. Kildwick 10 did a 21.43 on a standard bike with no Tri bars. Really happy with the bike and the time reflects that. Go Team Terrain big thing lay ahead !"
Rowan Carpenter from the Enduro Crew "Racing has begun ! I have done my first 2 enduro races of the year. The bike feels amazing, climbs great and then descends like a DH bike, the whole group set and the dropper seat post work a treat. The only problem was tyres but that's sorted now aha first race was a one day event at Hamsterley run by NDH, 3 stage race run on a Sunday. I finished 2nd in junior after the organizers dropped the first stage that I won ! Second race was UKGE at Ae forest. I felt good all day and was trying to just have clean and consistent stages but a big crash on the last stage of the day resulted in me finishing 14th. I'm exited for the rest of the year and more than happy with my bike and support !
Joe Flanagan has the trip of a life time with a trip to Chile enetring the Montenbiak Enduro Nevadas
The riding there was incredible, a real mix of pedaly and downhill stages mostly on real drifty volcanic ash! the best trails ive ever ridden for sure!
Racing was spread over two days with 3 timed stages each day, day one went well, on day two i got a puncture half way down stage 5 and dropped my chain on stage 6 which lost me some time. overall i finished 46th out of 81 elite riders, I am fairly happy with this result for a world series event which is the toughest series for racing of this discipline. However as we can all probably appreciate i feel i can do better and aim to get in the top 40 for the next world series race.
My brother is editing a video of the trip which ill upload when its finished.
Last weekend Jermey Copeland shot off to Northern Ireland for the Single Speed European Championship at the Castlewellan trail centre.
After a long weekend with some wicked trails and a 22mile course with 95% single track, he had a strong ride to bring home 2nd place!
With over 200 riders from all over Europe, he Smashed it for Team ATC.
Ben Whitehead and Joe Flanagan , having just returnd from Chile,put in a great performance at Pmba Enduro at Gisburn forest today. Ben got 3rd in the elite category whilst Joe Flanagan continued his form and bagged 2nd. He better not get used to beating me as I'm not going to let him beat me again this year said Ben. Good day for the enduro boys and looking forward to the next race in a couple of weeks at Grizedale.