Round 3 of the Pearce cycles series headed to Rhyd y felin nr Bala and the weather gods were waiting for the riders!
The Rain was nonstop all day Saturday and it made for some interesting track conditions and just staying on the bikes was an achievement. There were also some insane tyre choices!
But on the whole everyone was enjoying things!
But maybe not Si Paton of the BDS who had a double tea pot going on perhaps he was thinking of the next race here!
The uplifts were again perfect and if you wanted to you could have got in 20+ runs but not many did for some reason.
Keeping you vision clear was a major factor and many tricks of the trade were employed
Or you could try nothing
Our Man Will Hart was having a blast foot out flat out!
Sunday Morning and not much had changed and even the top boys were struggling to find their lines.
As race time got closer there were a few signs of things drying out a bit and the slop was turning to Mud and the mud guards were starting to clog up.
But still the crashes and falls were claiming the riders and the bikes.
Racing started and Juvenile Dan Cope took his first win of the series
Luke Williamson of Trek development team set a great pace and took Youth
Jack Mills took the Junior honours
Kyle Farrow took senior Men
With Pete Little taking the Grand vets win and Stu Hughes was fastest Veteran and was sharing a lot of Podium love as well! This is Downhill Stu not road racing!
Kieran Davies kept up his recent form and won Elite men.
Women was won by Abi Sloan
No elite women started.
Dan Tay took his first Elite win and fastest time of the day in 3.14.592
Full results can be found at
Photos and Report By Sarah Barrett Photography