Last weekend saw the third and final round of the Alpine Bikes Winter series take place at Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. The tracks at Inners were dry and dusty the weekend before the race and I was looking forward to finaly getting out of my waterproofs. It wasn’t to be though. Wind and rain drenched the hillside on Friday and after a coulpe of runs on Saturday morning I was once again covered head to toe in mud.
The weather improved though and so did the track, which on the whole, was mostly well used and much loved sections of trail with the additional bit of cheeky taping to keep things interesting. By Sunday morning the track had dried out, and riders were getting happily dialling in their lines for the afternoons race runs.
Everyone managed at least one run in the dry but a brief rain shower made things a little slick in places for the second timed runs. Anyway, enough from me. I’ll leave you in the capable lens of John Duncan who was trackside all weekend to bring you this edit. Enjoy….For full results from the weekend head over to rootsandrain.co.uk, overall series results should appear on the Alpine Bikes site soon.
Finally thanks to Borderline Events for putting on a great series. If you enjoyed these races and want more, or maybe you didn’t get a chance to enter the winter series, then you should head over to their website and get yourself entered into the Northwest Champs race at the end of next month.
UPDATE: Another banging edit from Stuart ‘Stuz’ Leel