by Ben Haworth
June 11, 2012
So the Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender crew signed up to the turn-every-ride-into-a-race GPS-y website Strava. It seems the thing to do these days.
On a very soggy* Friday last week on a brand-new test bike** we recorded a segment down the Downhill course. Here’s how we did…
(*excuse #1, **excuse #2)
Those of you with a bit of nouse and a fancy phone and/or a GPS device can have a go at the DH segment. We’re sure it won’t be hard to claim the KOM from us and our time of 2m 50s. (Did we tell you it was lashing down with rain? And we were on a box-fresh unfamiliar test bike?)
Watching Matt from 18 Bikes‘ chestcam footage (below) from the dry-run event from t’other week will help you work out where the exact course start is. The finish line is pretty obvious when you’re there. The gap in the fence in the video isn’t a gap anymore so you’ll have to go over the dinky cattle grid thing and then turn left (which is what we did when we recorded the Strava segment).
Lee Quarry, Lancashire, July 14-15, 2012
A weekend of Downhill, Trials and XC racing
Three different races .
The ultimate “all rounder” event
Only £40 for the whole weekend! Includes camping. Entry to all three events. Each race MUST be completed on the SAME BIKE.