Waking up to a bright crisp morning….it was time to put to the test the promise made by my young cub, Alex, that he would be joining me today for his first ever ( and my first for a good while! ) trail build. Seems like Dave Tasker …had unknown to anyone….also been able to bribe / cajole / blackmail his own son, Nick into coming too….totally spooky man!
Find out about how we are making progress on the latest section of trail to be built - Capon Hassock. And read about how racers got on at the Winter Warmer!
The Winter Warmer certainly lived up to its name with temperatures barely getting above 2°C. A field of 50 riders lining up at the start with 42 completing the race. Local rider Tony Glover, from Hexham winning with an overall time of 2hrs 41mins - congratulations.
Commiserations to Ian Strodder who travelled all the way from Douglas, IOM, only to have his fork explode before the race started, but after a bodge repair still took part and did a couple of laps - such perseverance should be applauded. As usual punctures played their part affecting Ray Honour's race and dropping him a few places. To all those brave enough to attempt riding the ford - well done, and Ian Gibson should of got a prize as he was the only one to clean it and he did it twice.
Congratulations to all who took part and we hope to see you all at the Border Raid on 11th May. On-line registration is open now.