Welcome to Revolution Bike Park. Things are done a little differently here.
As riders cautiously scoped the track during their first practice run today, it was made clear that the course was taking no prisoners and should not be taken lightly. Consisting largely of a gully cut into the floor of a dense forest, the track changes from a steep switchback filled tech-fest at the top to a fast, flowing series of berms at the bottom - all while remaining consistently rooty and slippery to keep riders on their toes. Unlike many National and World Cup level tracks of late, the reception to the Welsh course was almost universally positive, providing a refreshing change to those craving "proper" downhill courses that require technique and poise to conquer. To add to the buzz surrounding the track, the uplift was working efficiently and without hiccup, another novelty for British National regulars. Even the weather is looking positive for race day. Here is a glimpse at what happened during practice.
Don't adjust your set - race day coverage to follow tomorrow!