Oh Whatta night…

The second of the MaD Dash evening races kicked off in the lovely evening sunshine, with a fresh course waiting to for all that turned out.

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Laying the course out has become great fun but the down side is we don’t get to ride it. The aim is to use as much of the natural rolling terrain as possible to make things both technical and flowing and it seems so far we have got somewhere near it.

The Boating Lake field is just a fantastic venue and hold lots of surprises if used cleverly.

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Charlie Millman testing the new 650B hardtail from Dartmoor Bikes
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Robert Bochanowski stalking Forest of dean rider, John Batts.

 

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Ed Wilks followed by Gareth Bell
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Andy Smith looking fast.

 

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Gareth Bell negotiating some of the cool wooded singletrack.

 

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Great to see Pete Millman racing again.

 

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Tom Halhead heading for a 7th place finish.

 

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MaD events regular Nic Burridge loving the new course layout.

 

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Striking Bikes owner Paul Loosemoore loving the skinnies.

 

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Tom Hards made a return and clocked up a 3rd place on the night despite some offs.

 

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Dave Eggleton lights up the last couple of laps, the next round should be fine without them.

 

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and our podium on the night, Tom Hards in 3rd (right) Jon Batts 2nd (Left) and the winner on the night, Nic Burridge. Apologies for the lack of light.

 

The race went well with some of the guys braking out the lights. A few riders fell foul of the of the evening dew as the event progressed but all survived and promised to return.

 

The final results are:

Position Rider Club / Sponsor Rider Number Laps Race Time
Nic Burridge 27 11 01:01:50
2 Jon Batts 22 11 01:02:13
3 Tom Hards 17 11 01:02:26
4 Charlie Millman 100 11 01:03:16
5 Sky Scott 11 11 01:03:54
6 Robert Bochanowski 31 11 01:05:26
7 Tom Halhead 12 11 01:06:22
8 Pete Millman 24 10 01:01:52
9 Ed Wlkins 23 10 01:02:57
10 Nick Robinson 33 10 01:03:24
11 Andy Smith 3 10 01:04:27
12 Paul Loosemore 2 10 01:05:01
13 Gareth Bell 25 10 01:07:10
14 Jeremy Pond 4 9 01:02:04
15 Steve Prigg 32 9 01:02:23
16 Mike Dinnis 99 8 01:01:57
17 David Eggleton 16 8 01:05:12
18 Steve Perry 98 7 01:07:14

Big thanks as always to all who turned out to race and our helpers and marshals whom we’d be stuck without.

The next race is on Wednesday 30th April and again will feature yet another course layout.

Hope to see you there.

Keep it Mean and Dirty!

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