It all started with the Strathpuffer way back at the end of January. The corresponding blog tells the tail of a epic ride with great support from Dean tempest Mitchell to take the 2016 mixed pairs title. Over the night laps we gained a gap on the 2nd place pair which did come in handy as a puncture on the last lap made it a slow one!
A substantial gap then until the G100 in May where Donna pushed out a exceptional ride to take 3rd female. Then she followed it up in June with a amazing win a Glentress 7 the only female to get out on a 8th lap which was a exceptionally technical lap of sharp climbs and technical rooty descents.
A little alpine holiday / training session with a “Etape the tour” day was a amazing experience and one we will be repeating in the future….
Our next challenge was the biggest 24hr event in the uk Mountain Mayhem
It all began with Ben cooper setting off so fast that we ended up leading the whole event for at least 4hrs !
The male teams eventfully caught up but we maintained a substantial lead over the other mixed teams so all ended well with a 1st place.( and a Royal presentation )
Next up in July was my big solo effort at Pivot 24/12 which was a ride in to the unknown!
I rode as hard as I possibly could, Battling it out for a fair few hours until I managed to pull in front and extend my lead over the night laps, this ended in a 1st overall male 24hr win and donna was 1st female also so a really great result for team nier. Again the key to our success was the exceptional efforts of Dean and Sally ….Love you both xxx
Torq 12/12 in August is always a 12hr smash fest and this year was definitely quicker than last year .We all put in a strong effort and Donna got 2nd female 6hr pairs so everything was on track for the October national champs At Relentless 24 in Fort William.
As the name suggests climbing up the Side of Ben Nevis each lap is a bit “Relentless”
Me and my good bud Mitchell Jones put in consistent back to back laps to take 2nd male pairs missing out this time on the jerseys …we will be back for that
Donna and her super team rode exceptionally to take the UK championship jersey…giving them the title of UK national 24hr champions 2016.
As we head into 2017 we are going to stream line our events calendar and head overseas focusing on mainly 24hr racing and the longer stuff…Thanks for all the support we receive. Chia Charge and Nutrixxion uk