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Alpine Bikes Winter Series Round 1

On, off, on, off..... The first round of the Alpine Bikes Winter Series at Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders was supposed to take place this weekend however the race had to be called off due to safety concerns....
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Nant Gwrtheyrn – The first uplift

Sunday 17th of January saw the first official uplift day at Simply Downhill's new venue Nant Gwrtheyrn in North west Wales.

Our mate Wayne went along to put together a quick repo of the day with some info on the track and what's coming up this season.

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Irish Winter League Rd1 minirepo

Our new Irish team rider Dan just fired up a quick report from round 1 of the Irish winter series at Bree.

Great start to the season with a 1st place for Dan - look out for repos from him all season here on Wideopen.

check it out here

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Man Down! Wee Man Pete Scullion

Just got word that our Scottish correspondent and team rider Pete 'wee man' Scullion has taken a hit.

Wee Pete was riding through the mean streets of Edinburgh and was cruelly cut down in his prime by some ned in a white van. The police are on the scene and Pete is off to hospital for an op on his finger which is currently Z shaped. Get well soon buddy!

Read more for a wee montage of photos I've found of Pete when he wasn't bust up...

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Welcome aboard Ireland!

We've got BIG plans for 2010 - the first one is to recruit Irish Young Gun Dan Sheridan to the Wideopen team and fire out a season of race reports from the Emerald Isle.

Yep! We're now covering the Irish Racing as well as the stuff here in Scotland, Wales and England. Even better, our boy Dan just won the first round of the Irish Winter Series. Good work boyo!

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Team Blog – 10 at Kirroughtree

Keeping it Jeyboy! I bailled from the Scottish Champs this weekend (what? Glencoe scares me ok!) and headed for the No Fuss, 10 at Kirroughtree event instead. After 10 Under the Ben I wasn't going to be going solo again, and after a last minute injury from one of the Edinburgh Uni CC riders opened up a place in the mixed pair category, I grabbed my bike and headed south....
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ThE Un0FfiCiAl HaRdTaiL ChAmPs 2009 is GO GO GO!!!

hardtailthumberAVAST! The 2009 Unofficial Hardtail Champs is closing in on UK Bike Park like a marauding hord of scurrulous PIRATES! It's all going down THIS WEEKEND.

Captain Ace Woodley and crew have thrown down the challenge for all hardtail riders to get entered NOW and help them invade, rape and PILLAGE Rd 4 of the UKBP series. If you want to answer the call AND see Wideopen team rider Steve Larking become UK Hardtail Champ you better read on. Yarrrg!!!!

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Team Blog – Fort Bill Friday Update.

midgebastardsHaving hooked up with Mono yesterday and the rest of the WideopenMag Media Circus this morning we've spent the day watching the downhill practice session, while Mono and Paul started filming for FootOutFlatOut 2. As expected no one was pushing it this morning but the pace picked up a bit this afternoon. There's an interesting new diverision in the woods which has cut in quite nicely but it could easily become messy if the rain comes. The rest of the track is pretty much the same with the exception of a couple of corners thanks to some wide taping....
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Team: 10 Under the Ben – Steve Larking is a massive xcjayboy

thumbste20larking2Wideopen team rider Steve is a bit of dark horse - alongside being a DEMON downhiller on his hardtail he also fancies himself as a bit of XC racer.

Ste got his pedalling legs on and tackled the '10 Under the Ben' 10 hour endurance race last week at Ben Nevis. Here's his repo and a couple of snaps thanks to Oliver Coats. Check out the pro-team Wideopen XC race kit!

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DHSpain.com video!

Just a quick video from the boys week in Spain, take a look at www.dhspain.com for more info, I'm sure you can all see from the footage that it's an absolutely ...
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Day 6 from Spain

thumb-cock-1-of-1Well today was our last day in Spain and didn't we make the most of it! I really don't have anything funny to say - it was just mint. We started by getting up at 11 even though we agreed to get up at 8. Then we went to pick up Scouser John from the local Cafe and ate bacon and egg butties and soon enough we were "on the road again" out towards the first track we went to: "Fonz's track" to do some filming. After 20 minutes of mangina, pubic hair and Rob getting his giblet out yet again and chasing after his brother when we were supposed to be getting some interviews done we finally got a bit of riding footage done....
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Day 57 from “Track of Death” (Spain)

thumb-5871Bitches. Today was what most people would call the low point of their holiday. For some, it's breaking their leg whilst sunbathing, for others it's the day of rain on an otherwise sunny week and for the really unlucky ones who have a totally shit holiday it's the point where they pass out after too much absinth and wake up with a gnarly black cock up their bum. Today was our black cock in the bum day.

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Espanola – Day Quattro (4)

thumb-cock-1-of-1Hello my pretties. Today we finally did what we came over here originally to do which is bang out some photos and videos of naked men on bikes. That's right, you did read that correctly; just check out this photo of Rob Deacon riding on location in Malaga:...
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Day 3 update from Espanol

thumb-5871Well Milky has gone to bed after being up all night showing the Spanish ladies a thing or two, disappearing from the face of the Earth to get a pizza (although I wasn't aware of any pizza establishments that were open at 6am this morning) and so I thought I'd update you on what has been "going down" today in DHSpain HQ in Malaga....
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The Spanish Adventure… Part 2

3392667961_f54db5b8e2 Woke up to another stunning sunny day after a good night out on the town till 3am. Come about half 1 a storm rolled in and then cleared a bit so we spent the afternoon/evening riding the Sram test track in the drizzle....
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The Spanish Adventure… Part 1

3390795420_1474ab1a44Milki and Mono are out in sunny Spain with DHspain.com. They're railing dusty trails, snapping photos and shooting a tonne of video. They're under strict orders to document the whole shebang on the website and to put together a banger of a repo for Wideopen#10. Here's update #1 of the Spanish Adventure......

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Rich Thomas takes Student Champs Win

bucs-thumbBit of a mental weekend at the UK Bikepark this weekend with Rich Thomas coming away with the win (1:23:70) from Jack Reading in second (1:24:76) and Will Soffe in third (1:26:46). Last year's winner Chris Hutchens struggled with mechanical all weekend, hurt his thumb in bulldog on Saturday night and came 5th....

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First Look: Halo Freedom wheelset

We're pretty excited about this Halo wheel-set that just landed for long term test.Β It's a thoroughbred 4X race setup and has been built specially for Wid...