Thursday, 15 April 2010

British Downhill Series RD1.

With the sun out and many excited faces we all arrived in Rheola, south Wales for the first round of the 2010 British Downhill Series. It was the first time the team had all been together at a race and a good chance to introduce Josh into the team.

Saturday’s practice went very well with all the riders managing to get down the hill without too many problems. Will found practice hard as he was riding with a broken bone in his left hand. He used the day well, spending a good few hours walking the track whilst many of the elites showed him the secret lines.

With practice coming to an end, tire choice became the talk of the Pit. Richy and Jack both rode on wet screams for practice and as I prepared the spare wheels with High rollers, Only Richy choose to change.

Race day was here and out came the new race shirts! I picked these up on the Friday so fresh from the printers! Each rider came in and out of the pit in age order and headed to the top of the hill.

Will was first off in Juvenile, which allowed him to gain the hot seat and sit tight for the first 5 riders. He ended up in 5th position, which meant he was on the podium even with a broken hand.

Josh was next in Youth and with the pace so high finished in a very respectable 18th position. Josh is riding on the 6 inch Ancillotti FRP frame, putting many riders on full downhill bikes times to shame.

Jack came down the hill covered in mud and had unfortunately crashed twice on his way down. He Still posted a very fast time leaving him in 15th place and only frustration on what could have been a podium position.

Richy Thomas was last to join the team at the finish line, Richy went fastest with 14 riders still left to finish. Richy finished in 10th position in the elite category only being beaten by some of the fastest world cup riders in the world.

Overall it was a brilliant weekend. Bring on Fort William.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Josh Lowe Join's Ancillotti UK

Ancillotti UK is proud to announce its newest member of the team Josh Lowe. Josh will be riding for the team as one of our first young development riders aboard a short travel Ancillotti. Josh has been riding his Ancillotti for a few weeks, putting in three very strong results including finishing in 18th place at his first ever National Race.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Jacob Gibbins spends a day with Richy T.

Hi guys,

Fab photographer Jacob Gibbins has spent a day shooting with Richy T for Dirt Mag.

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Heres a cheeky peek at some of the shots: