Steel City DH who is going or entered?
I’m entered. I went up yesterday for my first proper ride of the track, it’s running very fast at the moment.
I would have stayed to help out in the digging last night (sorry guys 🙁 ), but after 5 hours knocking out laps, I felt a little beaten up. The hardtail is a cruel mistress.Posted 4 years ago
I’ll be there. Went to check out the track last Saturday, and to be honest I’m a bit annoyed I entered, as I didn’t think the track was all that great, and £25 isn’t exactly cheap.
As long as you can get over all the jumps etc, above that level of people, it’s going to be pretty much down to how fit you are.
Ah well, hopefully the atmosphere will make up for it and it’ll still be a laugh.Posted 4 years ago
No, because, firstly the jumps are all small, and secondly there is pretty much no technical stuff.
It’s a lot flatter than most “DH” tracks, so carrying speed is a lot more about how hard you can pedal rather than how willing are you to stay off the brakes/get through the root section etc etc.
IMO 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Whatever wheel size Peaty is on will win I’m guessing..
“it’s just for fun” – so was the BUCS DH Student Champs I raced at last weekend, I got 12 runs, with uplift, of an amazingly fun track, and a nights accomadation, for £20! (OK ok, the uni heavily subsidised it :P).
I’m fine with the money being used for trail maintenance, unfortunately it’s not a trail I can ever see myself going to ride again, unless it’s as part of a loop. Ah well, I shall turn up, pedal, and try to smile 😛Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
Duane… – Member
unfortunately it’s not a trail I can ever see myself going to ride again, unless it’s as part of a loop.
Grenoside/Wharnecliffe/that-part-of-the-world-in-general is a hidden gem, with loads of peachy singletrack.
sshhh! – keep it quiet though…
…maybe just after the awesomeness of the track I’d been riding the day before I was less “stoked” on the track when I rode it on Sunday than I otherwise would have been
the beauty of a Dh race in Greno is the easy 10min walk to the top*, who needs uplifts?
(*it’s the future of Darnilling ah tell thee)Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
I’ll be there in a spectatory capacity. You looked like you were enjoying it last w/end Duane – even the close encounters with trees!
Note the entry fee is not just going towards trail maintenance but towards a trust actually buying the woods to preserve them for MTB’s and others to use in the future.
‘The Greno Woodland appeal is an on-going fund raising campaign, where the local community is attempting to raise £1 million to buy the forest back.
This would secure the woodlands use and maintenance for years to come, with Mountain Biking being one of the many activities in mind. All profits from the race will go directly to the Wildlife Trusts appeal.’
The prizes on offer aren’t bad either.
Danny BPosted 4 years agoridesheffieldMember
Entries are non exchangable or refundable – I think they migght have gone to the timing guys already too.
Duane – Its a mini DH – ideally suited to trail bikes (though it is roughing up) We know its not big and gnarley but it is fun and flowy and its as much about having a good day out as anything else. Few big names to watch too i hear!Posted 4 years ago
So after all the previous moaning, I actually had an awesome time, track was awesome fun, I guess the racing atmosphere and crowd helped!
Oh, and I was the guy yelling “pedal you fairy” at most people 😛
How did everyone get on? Managed 13th in seniors which I was happy with 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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