Inside you'll find a recap of the happenings at Steve Peat's foggy Steel City Downhill event in Sheffield. Results, photos and video inside.
The entire weekend started thick and fast with both practice and race runs for the downhill event being crammed into Saturday. Then the weekend went on simmer for a chilled out slalom/dual race. Saturday was ram packed with riders trying to get to grips with an old track in Grenoside Woods, a course that requires a fair bit of pedaling. Practice was relatively short, riders had about three hours to learn the track, so there were plenty of thrills and spills - especially on the ''amphitheatre'' step down at the finish line. Racing got going at around noon, just in time for the fog to roll in and give the racing an eerie atmosphere.Video recap of the Steel City DownhillVideo by Sam Davies
Josh 'Loosedog' Lewis of the SPS Practicing (He also chipped in with preparing the track!)
Tom 'TopKat' Kelly was owning the step down for the SPS in this photo which also captures the ''damp and dank'' conditions
Lee Hawden Landing the 'amphitheatre' step down
Jess Stone riding for the Trek Gravity Girls hitting up the dual track
• Fastest time of day went to Steve Peat with a 1:31.122, also winning the ''Pro-Am'' category (over 9 seconds faster then everyone else!
• Winner of the 'Rippers' men's category went to Kade Edwards with a 2:26.185, winning his category by over a second.
• Winner of the 'Juvenile' men's category was Thomas Craig on Scott Bikes with a 1:55.902.
• Moving on to the 'Youth' men's category, Oliver Spence took the top step with a 1:54.131.
• Next up was the 'Junior' men, won by Josh 'Loosedog' Lewis riding for the SPS with a cracker of a time 1:41.713 (5th fastest overall
• 'Senior' men's category winner was Richard Batey took with a 1:43.040, which was his only timed run!
• The 'Masters' category went to Tristan Tunstall, also riding for the SPS, with another quick time of 1:42.559.
• Now onto the 'Veteran' men where the win was taken by Tim Webb of Red Mist Racing with a 1:51.705.
• The Women's category was won by Emily Horridge, riding for Transition Bikes, with a 1:58.940.
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