2015 Rose Bikes BDS – Llangollen- Sunday. Race day.

I arrived back at Llangollen after a night of rain at home, wondering how many people would just sack the racing off altogether. Turns out a few did, but the numbers on the hill were still pretty high.

I walked up to the woods for seeding and watched some of the people come through. Some were struggling more than others and I heard shouts of Rider x down and not continuing over the marshals radios. The numbers were slowly dwindling.

The sun did come out though and racing was soon underway. Here are a few shots, mainly from the last jump/drop into the finish straight.

Wideopen Mag’s Charlie Hatton

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Wideopen Mag’s Joe Parfitt

Sunday-9

Wideopen Mag’s Rich Thomas

Sunday-5

Wideopen Mag’s Kye Forte on his way to his Masters win

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Kade Edwards

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Josh Bryceland

Sunday-4

Gee Atherton

Sunday-3

Joe Smith – Winner of round 3 BDS

Sunday-2

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2015 Rose Bikes BDS – Llangollen- Saturday Practice.

Well it’s been a few years since I’ve managed to get to a downhill race. Luckily my rota fell kind with round 3 of the Rose bikes sponsored British Downhill Series at a fairly local venue, Llangollen.

Downhill was where I first started taking photo’s and it was good to be back on a (bloody steep) hill with my camera again. Here’s a few shots of Saturdays practice.

DMR Bikes Expert rider Richard Acott

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Master rider Justin Fisher-Cooke

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Youth rider Corey Watson chasing someone down
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Rachel Atherton checking out an unlucky rider

BDS Practice-16

Elite Women – Rachel Atherton

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Wideopen Mag’s Elite rider Rich Thomas

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Wideopen’s Jamie on the Periscope

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Rider 40

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NS Bikes’ Sean Davies

BDS Practice

Wideopen Mag’s Junior rider Charlie Hatton

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Wideopen Mag’s Youth rider Joe Parfitt

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Gareth Brewin – Elite

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GT Factory Racing Gee Atherton – Elite

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CRC/NukeProof Elite rider Joe Smith

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Atherton Academy Youth rider Kade Edwards

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Rose Vaujany Elite rider Katy Kurd

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CRC/Nukeproof Elite rider Mike Jones

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