After Fort William World Cup Joe and I we spent a few days XC riding and hitting the gym. The following weekend there was a local race which is part of the Welsh midlands race series. We decided to race considering it was only half an hour from Joe Smiths house. We rocked up Saturday, caught up with some local mates and got into practice. The track was unreal. Open pinned turns at the top, a big forest section with tight techy turns and roots, and to top it off an open grass field with some mean turns and a big sender to flat. What more could you want?
World Cup number one was in Maribor this past weekend and ended up being one of the gnarliest tracks of the World cup circuit due to the wet, muddy, greasy and rainy conditions ever. This was perfect for our boy Smitty the Red from Wales who took his first top ten in World Cup with an 8th place finish.