The Paragon Mountain bikers were out in force over the weekend. myself Nick FFoulke, Dave Mascall, Steve Watkins and Jason Humphrries all took part in the Battle on The Beach mountain bike race in Wales.
This is a 45km three lap race which starts of on a small piece of twisty tarmac with 700 riders heading onto the beach. The first obsticle is deep sand as you leave the tarmac then the sand becomes hard flat and fast. The guys on Cyclocross bikes get away . But after 3km we turn hard right up a climb in deep sand again on to a uneaven double track riding around the dunes. Then gravel and tight undulating single track and more deep sand where the fatters tyres of the mountain bikers and plus, fat bikes start to make groung. Ending up in the grassed arena and another two laps.
I came 21st in Grand Vets 157 overall, Steve W 48th in grand vets and 375 overall,Dave 80th in vets and 190 overall, Jason 417 vets and 487 overall.
I also took part in the one lap night race and came in 26th overall.
A great race with lovely weather.
Well done guys.