How wet was it last weekend?
After a great week of weather for building the timber structures, clearing and fettling the track the rain hit Innerleithen on Friday and it never stopped. No worries, everyone got on with the job and had a great weekend, the riders loved the track and it was a brilliant weekend of racing despite the weather.
Great job everyone who helped to make it a great event. To all my fellow volunteers on the Innerleithen MTB Racing team who put in many hours of organisation over the past few months. Steve Deas at iCycles for the overall track design, line choices and help with the track building, Rich and the Bike Track People for building the timber features and help with the track too, and all the many volunteers who helped with the event itself, without you it just wouldn’t have gone so smoothly.
On a personal note, I had a great week working with all the guys building the track and jumps pity the weather turned all our efforts to a muddy soup. However the track seemed to hold up pretty well under the circumstances!
This is my favourite photo from the whole weekend. It just captures the mood!
Here’s a couple of links to the IXS video diary of the event. Enjoy!
Impressions on the track - http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/holy-shit-video/1331574748779/impressions-from-the-ixs-edc-round-at-innerleithen
Final Race Results - http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/holy-shit-video/1331574754383/ixs-innerleithen-final-run