26/04/2016 - Steel City DH 2016

Sat 16th of April marked the 6th Steel City Downhill at Greno Woods near Sheffield, and it was - despite the best efforts of snow and ice - still The Best Day Of The Year. The Biggest Little Race In The World hosted us and around 2000 other hardy souls racing, watching, heckling and having a good time.

The new race jerseys got the first run out and looked MINT! Best tops we have ever had.

Cy raced and had fun in his first year with the Distinguished Gentlemen in Vets, and came 11th, narrowly being beaten by night-riding buddies Simon and Matt who came 10th and 4th respectively.

At the pointy end of things, Chay put in the run of his life to bag 4th in the Elites. We think he went to quite a dark place to pull out that time! Cy caught up with him after Run 1 on the stand and he pulled his helmet off, eyes like dinner plates, and just gave him a huge hug and said "I'm 4th!! I don't think I braked!". Love it. Swinny put it on the box again and bagged third despite nearly crashing off the start ramp hooking a pedal up on the transition! The team are currently 3 podiums from 3 races in 2016. Not bad lads, not bad. And you get your photo taken with these couple of legends too.

We were all buzzing from start to finish, and Nick Hamilton, Henry Norman, Steve Hardcastle, Jon Dallow and Peaty all did an incredible job of putting the race on again, especially in the difficult weather conditions we had in the run up.

If you have never visited the race, you REALLY should. Even if you're not racing it's one of the most fun mountain bike events to attend. Loads to look at, easily accessible course, legends like Peaty and Tracy Moseley racing, tonnes to eat and drink, awesome atmosphere.

If you would like a jersey, as of time of writing, we have one orange left in large, and a few small and medium in black. But we have re-ordered all options for delivery end of May, adding in a green option and XL sizes as well.

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