The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwill and Dirt Propain Zelvy – Video

May 19, 2017 at 3:00
May 19, 2017
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After an arduous ten hour journey made longer with compulsory stops to an indoor trampoline arena and multiple stops to ride minibikes, the team finally assembled below Ben Nevis for a weekend of racing.

The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy

The BDS at Fort William presented the team with an opportunity to dial in bike set-ups, get up to pace on the track and grow accustomed to the Scottish mosquitoes.


The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy

The Kerr brothers live only two hours down the road in Inverness and for them, this track could be classed as their local. Inevitably the boys were looking rapid and very at home in the Ben Nevis range. Phil was also looking flat out, although was struggling to perfect his brake set-up.


The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy

A downpour on the afternoon of practice changed the track conditions, providing more grip to the top of the course, whilst making things wet and wild below in the woods.


The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy

Come race day, the sun was back out. Going into qualifying everyone was feeling comfortable with their bike set ups and the Juniors laid down some exceptional times with Henry setting a 4:52 placing 4th.


The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy

Unfortunately, the weekend ended with George not having the run he was looking for. Blowing both his feet off on the Tissot jump he ended his chances of a top ten finish and possibly the chance to ever have children—see the video. Henry had a scorcher and set the same time as his qualifying run with a crash, finishing forth and taking a spot on the podium. In Elites Phil also had a solid run and is taking positives from the weekend into the World Cup in two weeks time.


The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy

The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy



Words: Liam Joyce

Film: Liam Joyce (@Kontikifilms @liampeterjoyce)

Photos: Adam Conrad (@cult_media)

The Road to Fort William with Phil Atwell and Dirt Propain Zelvy



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16 Comments

  • + 17
 someone been watching 'where the trail ends'?
  • + 1
 sorgeeeeee
  • + 13
 It's excellent that young hobby riders have the chance to race such a venue: good on ya BDS....but the fifth place novelty cheque for 20£ probably cost more than 20£ to make ;-)
  • - 3
 The check itself cost probably more...
  • + 1
 man fortwilliam is a bad as track and it looks even badder its been four years since i last raced at the 6 hour downhill endurance event i carnt wait for it going to do some track surveillance when i go to the world cup weekend yer boyyyyyyy Smile
  • + 5
 Phil who?
  • + 2
 his lesser known secret twin brother
  • + 3
 hahaaha when it cost more to race than you win in prize money
  • + 1
 I'm in love with those Propain bikes! Just want to see more of those rigs shredding
  • + 1
 Top marks on the typo! Back to school guys.
  • + 1
 Must be a new guy. Atwell something-or-other.
  • + 1
 This Phil is the true shit. One of the fastest most stylish out.
  • + 0
 Never heard of this Phil.
  • + 1
 Song at 330?
  • + 0
 at least not 29

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