Race Reports

Mud, Sweat and Gears – Round 8 – Langdon Hills

September 22nd, 2017

Mud, Sweat and Gears Round 8 Langdon Hills I arrived bright and early for the last round of the MSG series at Langdon Hills as Kevin had arranged with the race organisers to do a sighting lap with the HMTBC Women's Rookie Race Squad (WRRS) early before it got busy with other riders, I tagged along as I have attending some of the coaching sessions Kevin has been running for the squad getting some tips for doing my own Level 2 MTB coaching course at the end of the month.  Having marshalled at the ...

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MS&G Final Round – Langdon Hills – Mel Bates

September 20th, 2017

WRRS does MS&G Langdon Hills - Mel Bates Back in August, HMTBC race team manager and Coach Kevin Darragh started the women’s rookie race squad. The aim was to encourage more women and girls into off road competitive cycle sport. During our coaching sessions, we received cycle fitness advice, basic cycle skills and some advanced MTB skills to allow us to build our confidence to enter and participate in the regional Mud Sweat and Gears MTB race at Langdon Hills. In total, 5 women from HMTBC ha...

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MS&G – Final Round – Langdon Hills – Adam Cavalla

September 18th, 2017

Mud Sweat and Gears descended on Langdon hills for the 8th and final round of the series. This was important for lots of riders as it was the final chance to gain points toward the overall series standing. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a field of mud and this gave us some idea as to what the course was going to be like. At around 9am myself and a few other Hadleigh riders went out on a warmup lap and it soon became apparent just how treacherous the course was. The hills were covered in thic...

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MS&G – Final Round – Langdon Hills – Mason Porter

September 17th, 2017

I took part in the coaching like my sister Zoe did today but I was in a different group with Hadleigh riders Hannah, Emily and Stan.  Coaching was fun but the last section we did with the drop off of the wood got to high and I didn't want to do it. I started my race at the back as I wasn't grided.  It was the muddiest race of the season but when you got up all the hills it was all flat or downhill from there.  I liked the drops offs and rooty bits we went through in the forest. Im really please...

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