After and awesome night at the Machotaildrop night by ThisIsSheffield snowy fun was had with an ‘Ardcore ‘Ardtails round of Nick Hamilton’s Mate Races series. Check out the video below filmed by the legend that is Alex Rankin:
You can check out more in Nicks article over on the Dirt Website and also in Dirt #122!
Ta all for an ace race once again! Here’s a few words courtesy of current 17+ series leader Dave Camus:
The sun was out, the track was freshly dug and primed, and the excitement of racing was in the air. It could only mean 1 thing- the Bolehills Pumptrack world champs round 3 was on!
Owen, Freddie and Spencer’s efforts has seen a new inside line be created- with a straight line of moto whoops designed for maximum speed and creativity. With the Taylor family away on Fort William duty, the field was wide open in all categories, especially with a 2 way tie for 2nd in the overall standings in the 12-16 category.
11 and under
With the Monk twins away, here was a chance for the other guys to earn some points. Joe Williams put storming runs in to walk away with 3rd place, and his brother Oliver Williams just pipping him to the post to get 2nd. Charlie was pinned and fast as always and came home with his first win of the series, after 2 consecutive 3rds.
With a 2 way tie for 2nd between rivals Josh Malone and Seabass in the overall standings, this could be one of the races to watch- unfortunately Josh couldn’t hold it together and some cheeky pedal strokes earned him nothing but an early bath. Surprise 3rd place went to Joe Camus aboard his hefty Dartmoor Hornet freeride hardtail- some slick tyres on that bike and that boy could go steps higher on the podium! Seabass came in 2nd after narrowly being beaten by Marco Wood-Bonelli, who gains a 3rd win on the trot, and retains the series leader Jersey.
The racing is always tight in the top category, and today’s was no exception! Chris Moonbay smashed a 11.48 top qualifying time, with Freddie close behind with a 12.20. This good form continued until semis- Moonbay being knocked out by Dave Camus and getting a respectable 3rd place. The final was a classic Dave-Freddie final, and was close and fast as always, with Freddie taking his first win of the series.
Thanks to Owen Robertson and Malco for putting this all together, a big shout out to Neil Cousins from Charge Bikes for the prizes and for everyone competing. See you at Round 4 on the 16th July!