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Fort William MTB World cup 2011 #2 – 4X Finals

Photos from a extremely exciting 4x final at Fort William.

in the mens event Roger Rinderknecht took 1st place from David Graf having miraculously avoided the chaos brought about by Joost Wichman crashing on a big drop and his bike flying across the course, taking out World Champion Tomas Slavik.

In the women’s event Britain’s Joey Gough showed great form, taking 2nd place behind The Current World cup leader Anneke Beerten.


Fort William MTB World cup 2011 #1 – DH Finals

A quick update before I head off to bed…

…the Downhill finals at Fort William provided a thrilling end to the weekend British rider Danny Hart (pictured) producing a stunning ride for 2nd place, eventually finishing 1.3 seconds behind Greg Minnaar after posting the fastest split time across the upper sections of the course. The Brits also excelled in the womens event, with Tracy Moseley taking top honours and Rachel Atherton taking 2nd.


Halo British Downhill Series 2011 – Glencoe

The Halo British Downhill series rolled into Glencoe this weekend for the 3rd round of the 2011 series. With Showers and high winds forecast this was always promising to be a testing event.

Despite regular hailstorms making both riding and watching unpleasant and causing minor delays in the chairlift service to the top, Saturday’s practice session passed by without any major events.

However, increasing winds on Sunday morning resulted in the chairlift being stopped and so, rather unfortunately the race had to be cancelled.


Fort William MTB World Cup 2010, Saturday practice

Just to get you all warmed up for this year’s World Cup Downhill and 4X rounds in Fort William at the beginning of June (4th, 5th and 6th) Here’s some more photos from last year’s event that I didn’t get round to editing.

This year marks the 10th Birthday of the Fort William MTB World Cup Event. Following on from last year’s successful theme of ‘downhill rock’n’roll’ this year’s event is entitled ‘Downhill Superheroes’ and looks to be another massive success.

For many fellow togs (including myself) the annual procession up to the highlands will turn into an extended road trip this year as the Halo British Downhill Series Rolls into Glencoe Mountain Resort the weekend before. With a number of international riders such as former world champions and multiple world cup winners Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat, Sabrina Jonnier and Tracey Moseley down to ride, this looks to be one of the best rounds yet of this massively successful series.

Needless to say I’ll be up there with my assistant photographer, Gillian (yes, we’re going up in the world!) for both events so if you can’t make it to the highlands then look out for photo updates here.

Hope to see you all there!


For more info click on the posters below:

Fort William 2011

BDS-post-April-11-v2 final


Ducks @ Warkworth

Ducks @ Warkworth, originally uploaded by

I spotted these ducks sat on a wall overlooking the riverside path along the river Coquet in Warkworth, Northumberland and thought it would make a really nice picture.


NDH @ Alwinton #3 – sunday practice and podiums

This is my final load of shots from Alwinton. Click the photo above for saturday morning practice shots.

Juvenile Podium:

Photo ID 1 - Juvenile podium, NDH 2011 @ Alwinton_

pYouth Podium

Photo ID 2 - NDH 2011 @ Alwinton, youth podium_

Veterans Podium

Photo ID 3 - NDH 2011 @ Alwinton, veterans podium_

Grand Veterans Podium

Photo ID 4 - Grand vets podium, NDH 2011 @ Alwinton_

Senior Podium

Photo ID 5 - NDH 2011 @ Alwinton, Master Podium_

Junior Podium

Photo ID 6 - junior podium, NDH 2011 @ Alwinton_

Senior Podium

Photo ID 7 - NDH 2011 @ Alwinton, Senior Podium_

Women Podium

Photo ID 8 - NDH 2011 @ Alwinton, womens podium_

Expert Podium

Photo ID 9 - expert podiums, NDH 2011 @ Alwinton_

Photo ID 10 - elite podiums, NDH 2011 @ Alwinton_

That’s all for now! Well done to all the winners!


Stop press! full report courtesy of Aladsair MacClennan (photos by yours truly)
now on


NDH @ Alwinton – 1st race run

1st race run photos from Alwinton


Northern Downhill @ Alwinton – Top 3s

Photos of the top 3 riders from each category


24th April 2011 – Northtern Downhill Series @ Alwinton

Photos from the 2nd race run where Adam Brayton stormed to a convincing overall victory, posting the only sub 2 minute ride of the day.

After great conditions for practice the day before riders were greeted very an extremely difficult muddy track for raceday following heavy rain the evening before.

Full results should be posted on soon


Team M.A.D Land Rover – Land Rover Outlet Store opening – Royal Quays, North Shields

I dropped by Royal Quays Outlet Village near North Shields today to check out the Team M.A.D Land Rover doing their routine to publicise the opening of the new Land Rover Outlet store.

The M.A.D (Mountainbike Aerial Display) team tour the country doing their highly spectacular routines for the public at a whole host of different venues. See for more info.

(note: I was not an official photographer for this event and do not have any links with the team)