Sunday, 26 April 2009

Some totally obscene riding

This has got to be checked out, every move in this vid is just ridiculous. Hopping up a stairset into a G-Turn is my personal favourite. Danny MacAskill is seriously pushing trials/street riding in some amazing directions, great stuff!

Inspired. Danny MacAskill on Vimeo.

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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Caerphilly trails (AKA Goldtec) Under Threat

Caerphilly trails are due to be bulldozed unless we can persuade both the Council and the Forestry Commission that they are worth saving. Send an Email putting forward your opinions on the matter to both:

This would be another great loss to the South Wales mountainbike scene and im sure there is a load of us out there that would be totally gutted to see them go. There is also a facebook group "Help save the Goldtec Trails aka Van Road Trails" Time to get involved and stop another awesome location getting shut down.

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Tredegar BMX Track

Me, Will Soffe and James Heaton having a play.

Club day out at Tredegar, a few gates and a chilled out sess on the track, loads of fun. It was great to see some new people down the track, we had xc guys, road guys, the lot. I think everyone had a great time plus a few small crashes!

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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Kali Aatma Lid

The guys at Bullet Distribution have sorted me out with a new Kali Aatma Full Face helmet to replace my old battered lid. These are new to the UK and look pretty dam cool especially if you want something a bit different from the standard TLD that practically everyone on the scene is rocking these days. The Aatma is of Moto-X origins so tons of safety (luckily I have not yet tested this!) however an innovative production process has kept the weight really low making it dead comfy to ride in. There is also a smaller more vented DH version, the Duranger for those less into the MX look and feel.

Definately worth a look, Chris at Tredz has a full write up here and they are available through Bullet Distribution.

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Monday, 13 April 2009

NPS 4X - Rd 1 - UK Bike Park

Results - Senior:
1st Kieron MCAVOY
2nd Chris CUMMING
3rd Robbie RICKMAN

First round of this years NPS 4X went really well as I took 3rd place in senior. The track at Blandford is a rugged one that favours true MTB riders over the BMXers. The first straight is a drag race to the first corner which saw a lot of action with plenty of contact and moves being made. Riders left behind were then forced into a risky dive down the inside on the 2nd corner, blocking the outside line into the moguls. Some good riders ended up on the floor trying this and only a few made the move stick as the outside carried far more momentum.

The motos were really action packed. The first corner for me was a hairy one. The quad leading into this was tight and a little sketchy to say the least. The trick was to not let off into the quad and hold the inside round the first corner. This produced a lot of bar bashing and some quite tense moments. The semis turned into a battle with Keeny, elbows out and bars coming into contact I made it through turn 1 ahead leaving him to make a break for the inside on the second corner which left him on the deck. In the finals Lee Ferry was going all out not to let me take 3rd, a serious fight was on with some serious contact. Somehow I stayed rubber side down to take my place on the podium.

The racing was awesome to watch, Will Evans was on it in the pro class and making some serious moves at the front of the pack. Kieron Mcavoy wont be staying down in Senior for long, considering it was his first 4x race he was developing a serious lead in practically every moto and is definately one of the main guys to be chasing this year in Senior.

All in all a great days racing, bring on round 2!

Full race report online here
Photos of the Event can be found at

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