MTB XC Nationals Round 1: Sherwood Pines

On Saturday we arrived at the course, all looking very different to what I had previously done. I signed on and got my number board and headed out to see the course. After a few laps dialling in my lines, we watched the fun race and left to go to the hotel to wait for Gary and George. Once they arrived we went out for dinner and then went back to the hotel for a good nights rest.


Sunday we woke up to have breakfast and then went to the course. The morning was more over cast than the previous day. I did my rollers and went to the grid a bit confused on how all the layout worked. Everyone was put in pens and then gridded. Just before the start it started raining and by that point there was nothing I could do about tyres. My tyres were very slick and I could not do anything about this. I finished in 47th which I didn't feel was bad for my first national. Thanks to our sponsors for supporting us once again. Duck Smart, Rubena tyres & Hardnutz helmets.

By – Robert Staines