Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tweedlove King of the Hill

Dust photo pinched off of Alpine Bikes Facebook - ta! 

VCM minor royalty of The Hill  ; )


There was a trio of VCM representing at the TweedLove King & Queen of the Hill Enduro this weekend.

Firstly, the format of the event:  Go for a ride around Glentress from Peebles, rag it around fun bits of old and new trail, suffer on the fire-road climbs, eat cake, get timed.

7th(16th) , 13th(31st) and 16th(36th) in class (and overall) for Andy, Grieg and mysel' respectively.

Not forgetting Mr Walker getting the fastest times on both of the climbing stages...  : )

Winners Crowns went on the nappers of some locals - Andy Barlow and Katie Winton.

A different feel from the Innerleithen MTB enduros, with the climbing stages and because the temperature was in double figures and the dust! I also think the  trees are planted closer to each other further down the Valley as I did not feel the need to hug one at any point on Sunday...

Highlight of the course had to be the final descent from the end of the red singletrack climb all the way back down the ridge to Race HQ on the putting green outside the Peebles Hydro. Flat out rooty rocky madness of Ho Chi Min, sinuous Zoom or Bust for a turn every 2 pedal strokes then a red-line beast of a wee climb by the fort to drop into some ace 'built by kids' singletrack to be spat out at the bottom of Janet's Brae and back to the Hotel.  A little bit of eveything and a whole lot of fun...

Hats off to the event crew for a good do - hopefully it will be back again.

1 comment:

chrisD said...

dust never sleeps.






good work all 3 of you.