The club ride for June will be Cutgate in the peaks. The meeting date / time will be Sunday 10th at 9:00am. We will be meeting in the free layby parking on the road upto fairholmes visitor centre at Ladybower resevior. See the club calender for a link to the map of the start point. It’s the peaks so put you big tyres on!
The MTB race nights 5 race series is running again in 2012. The series comprises of 5 Friday night 1 hour races hosted by different clubs around the area.
The 1st event is Friday 18th May at Bingham Lesiure centre if anybody fancies giving it a go.
Full details of the race events can be found ay www.mtb-racenights.co.uk
The club ride for May will be on SATURDAY the 12th May starting from the Eden Tree Campsite in Bradwell.
Note this is a SATURDAY not the usual Sunday, in order to tie in the club camp taking place on the same weekend. See the calender for a map of the start location.
DVATC had 4 riders enter this years Kielder 100 challenge, which turned out to be a killer ride for both riders and bikes. This years event had 800 entrants and only 177 finishers, which is a fair reflection of conditions.
Congratulations to Mark and Stef who both managed to finish the 100 mile course. Mark took 9 hours 56 mins and came 24th. Stef took 13 hours 10 mins and came 161st. Andy and Paul both put in good efforts but unfortunately didn’t manage to make it through the cut off points in time to try and complete the full course.
Who’s man enough to take on the challenge next year?
Phil and Mark manned up this year and took 3rd place at this years Sleepless in the Saddle in the male pairs category. DVATC have now had podium fininshes at Sleepless 3 times in the last 4 years. Big thanks to High5 for the supply of energy drink and bars for the event and www.Cyclomonster.com for the supply of Aerozine chainrings.
The event proved tricky for the downhill boys who seemed to struggle with the concept, and were beaten by numerous XC riders. No bonus points were available for the best crash, Russ still gave it his best shot though with a spectacular final bend stack, but still managed to beat the DH boys.
All in all an entertaining event, roll on Round 9.