July saw the third round of the Caersws Cup in Mid Wales. The first two rounds were run in glorious sunshine, but normal Caersws weather returned with high winds and squally showers on a dusty track.
The Caersws Cup run by Chris Roberts of nakedracing.com
is a five race series all based on the same hillside in Mid Wales. The hill has numerous options for different tracks making each round a different challenge.Top spots and video inside
,Round three consisted of a technical series of switch back corners into an off camber mid section that was dry, dusty and very exposed. Following this was a fast berm into a wooded off chamber section over a fire road and a sprint down the finishing field.
Jamie Maller - 3rd Junior
The weather played a big part as high winds created dust clouds on the exposed sections of the track and threw riders off balance. With the addition of rain showers the finishing field became like an ice rink with many riders sliding down instead of riding.
Chris Sinden - 2nd Expert
Hardtail - Richard Acott
Juvenile - Callum Havard
Youth - Philip Atwill
Junior - Brandon Love
Master - Foz Willis
Veteran - John Cobb
Senior (W) - Rachel Walker
Senior (M) - Alex Holowko
Expert - Tom Gleave
Elite - Alex FlorianFastest Time - Tom Gleave - 2mins 17s
Foz Willis - 1st Master
Photos by Iain McConnell - www.turniptowers.co.uk