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si-paton redbullbike's article
Nov 27, 2015 at 12:22
1 days
Rob Warner Rides Again - Video
Expect to see Rob at s BDS in 2016.
si-paton ollyforster's article
Nov 27, 2015 at 6:24
2 days
There Are No Short Cuts to the Top - The Harry Heath Interview
Always a pleasure to have Harry at the BDS. The guy is super polite and professional at all times. Plus he can ride a BMX race bike real well. (Always a bonus).
si-paton norcobicycles's article
Nov 26, 2015 at 23:47
2 days
Jay Hoots: The Legend - Video
First met Jay at Interbike/Rampage 2003? Plus rode with him at Are in Sweden for the first time. What he does for the sport is second to none. The guys got skills too. One of my top ten favourite MTB people in the World.
si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 24, 2015 at 16:11
Nov 24, 2015
Joey Gough: Ride Like a Girl 2015 - Video
An inspiration to both sexes. JG rules on the BMX track and the MTB.
si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 24, 2015 at 15:03
Nov 24, 2015
Catching Up With a Legend - What's Next For Peaty?
Here is your answer.. Bottom line is that BC see the BDS as a private business and have therefore took the stance to start withdrawing funding the BDS. Why should there members subsidise a series that is a commercial entity is their main question. This has lead to BC looking into who scores the points at BDS UCi events (top 10 or 15 depending on the level of UCi event), (with the new UCi policy being 30 points to enter a World Cup), that those that do score the points already have a wealth of them and are not fighting to scrape 30 points together. There are only two riders that would have benefited this year but they still would have scored very low UCi points at the BDS (For example 10th place scores 1 point at a UCi cat 2 event). The BDS Team will still put on high level national events on in 2016 with increased services for the riders, spectators and global fans. To put on a UCi event is costly and possibly only benefits a couple of riders in a small way. It of course impacts UCi Elite Teams as it means they would no longer be entitled to a free entry. Plus does not help with the development of BC Commissaires coming up through the ranks. UCi events cost: £1k registration fee £2-3k additinal prize money £1k in UCi elite team entries (they get free entries to UCi events so an organiser looses revenue from paying customers) £2k in commissaire fees (need several of them and you have to pay mileage, hotels, food etc). Plus a few more hoops to jump through so in total add £7k to the cost to put an event on to have it on the UCi calendar. Therefore you could even suggest that it would be way more economical to gift a few riders an Easy Jet package holiday to the Sri Lankan National Championships next year to gain those needed UCi points.
si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 10, 2015 at 1:57
Nov 10, 2015
British Downhill Series 2016: Dates and Venues Announced
Plus Revolutikn is a welcome addition to the series. If you have a venue in England, give me a shout..
si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 10, 2015 at 1:56
Nov 10, 2015
British Downhill Series 2016: Dates and Venues Announced
There are no venues in England because there are no suitable venues. We need a great track, good uplift route with passing places, friendly neighbours/locals and a big finish field. Tavistock is great riding but it is not a national standard race venue. I wish it was! For the record I am English and live in Birmingham.
si-paton TolliMyers's article
Nov 5, 2015 at 14:22
Nov 5, 2015
Video: Welsh Territory with Young Joe Breeden
Fast and stylish rider. One to watch at next years BDS!
si-paton jasperwesselman's photo
Oct 26, 2015 at 17:08
Oct 26, 2015
EP = Legend with style..

si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 22, 2015 at 16:55
Oct 22, 2015
Video: Could It Be Any Steeper?
In the UK we would race that in the rain at the BDS Llangollen. That includes Juveniles and the women.
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