We Love Mountains DH Team – Round 2 of the Borderline

May 29, 2014

Last weekend, the team were at their local track at Hamsterley Forest for the Round 2 of the Borderline event and it was the English Champs.

There was a lot of moaning running up to the race and people saying its more a “local race”, but owner of Descend Hamsterley, Craig and his trusty sidekick Joe made sure they chucked in a lot of new lines which involved a few roots, bus tops and switching it up between the tracks putting a great course for everyone to ride.

With the great British weather here with us turned the whole track muddy and very slippery and very entertaining, with this been a local race, put a bit more pressure on the lads to prove this belongs to them. Rider Luke made sure of that putting in two amazing runs with his fastest time of 1 minute 49 seconds and becoming English Champ in the Juvenile category.

Next was rider Stewart. His first run didn’t go to plan, hitting a tree on the first corner, but he then did a clean second run but ended up somehow slower than his first run, even still, a good time of 2 minutes 4 seconds, 31st in his category.

After was Marc’s turn and after putting in two cleanish runs, got down in with his fastest time of 2 minutes 1 second making him 27th in his category. Next up was Andy. This was one race that he wanted to win but with the mud and track been slippery, he crashed into a tree on his first run putting in a 1 minute 53 seconds but then on his second run and was on the last corner slips out costing him the win, place him 3rd with a 1 minute 46 seconds, 1 second off the win. Andy got 3rd on the podium for English Champ!

Last down out the team and hungry for that podium spot was Adam, putting in two consistant runs in a speedy time of 1 minute 50 seconds, 15th in his category and just five seconds off the podium, overall a Great team effort,

Thanks Mike for the event, Carl Davison (northern downhill) for the uplifts and Craig, Joe and Dean for the hard work sorting everything out.

This weekend four of the team are at Ae Forest for round three of the BDS, Good luck all!


Photographers: Gavin Lowe, Dave Clarkson and Nicola Kipling.

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Words… Stewart Wood


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