Round 3 of the National XC Series takes place this weekend at Matterley Basin, Winchester kicking off with the Short Track races. After a last-minute change of venue, the Southern XC Team stepped up and produced an incredible Short Track course, full of steep climbs, tight berms, rooty woodland sections and fast-flowing descents - everything to test a rider's ability during a compact 20-minute Short Track Race. Despite the less-than-ideal weather, riders turned up in their droves to have their go at tackling this course.
As the rain continued to fall, the track began to evolve and areas that were already sketchy began to turn treacherous. There were many ways to take this line . . . with varying degrees of success
Round 3 continues on Sunday with the XCO Race at Matterley Basin, here's hoping the weather is a little better!