Hebridean Cycle Club

Paul at Swordale


Race Report
2008 SXC MTB Series: Race 3 Fyrish

25 May 2008

It was a good day for the HCC with riders in two events, Paul in the Elite category and myself in the fun group, although with the number of DNF’s it wasn’t obviously that much fun.  The weather was scorching, which made the hilly climbs interesting as people tended to set off at full tilt, only to run out of steam on the inclines. I think everybody would have enjoyed the technical single track descents as they were very similar to the terrain in the grounds. In fact I think a lot of the riders in Stornoway are probably more technically able due to the harder riding on our single track. Paul was fantastic in the race coming second, and it was a great learning curve for me. Second in the race against a varied bunch of riders, but it gave me an idea of what’s required for the Sports category, which I have entered fro Fort William .

Paul plays it cool at the start

I thoroughly recommend getting the youngsters across to race as they really stand a chance of doing well judging by the ride we had after the Gazette photo shoot.  Also the rest of the club would do well to enter once in a while as it is great for the skills etc,  plus doing stuff like the bottles for Paul all helped understand pacing and preparation needed before and during the races.



Paul takes 2nd PlacePaul on Podium

Steve in the desert?
Steve in the desert?


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