Okay this probably won't be the last Fort William post, cause there's still a bunch more videos to come in and a few more race reports (Trek and the Syndicate are lined up straight after this post). So I don't want to take a single thing away from Cam Cole's second cause that is just amazing and so deserved; we here at Spoke just can't say enough about it! But as Sam Blenkinsop's old sponsor (Matt from Wide Open) just pointed out, Sam is bad (not bad meaning bad, but bad mean good). The guy is wearing a wrist brace, he's just back on the bike after breaking his wrist and he's done no training over summer at ALL, then he qualifies second and finishes sixth! Mental health! Over on Vital MTB there is a pic of Sam in his last practice run (Photo 7) that shows just how bad Sam is!
The World Cup has been coming to Fort William for a long time, but this weekend will be the first time it has brought 29er DH bikes with it - we can't wait to see what's in store over those big rocks!
After an arduous ten hour journey compulsory stops to an indoor trampoline arena and to ride minibikes, the Propain Dirt Zelvy team finally assembled below Ben Nevis for a weekend of racing at the BDS.
The World Cup will be in Fort Bill in June and then in Lenzerheide in July - check out this tongue in cheek edit as Lenzerheide loose the snow!
The Kiwi rich GT team had a solid showing at Fort Bill as they remembered Stevie 'Chainsaw' Smith
Just incredible to watch Martyn Ashton ride the World Cup DH track at Fort William
Greg Minnaar takes the win and Steve Peat bows out..
The Aussies thrive in the dry dusty conditions and Blenki's hot Whistler form continues as he bags another Silver in the Canadian Open DH at Crankworx
Another brutal Garbanzo and another identical podium to last year as Marcelo pips Blenki again and Jack Moir grabs another bronze. In the womens Tracey Hannah went one better than last year and took the win.
After a early scare of more rain the Whistler EWS (dubbed Crankzilla), went off in stellar conditions and the Kiwi contingent stepped up to the plate on the brutal course
Cardrona turned on the weather for the 2017 DH nationals on Sunday as Alanna Columb and Keegan Wright were crowned this year's champions...
A montage of riding and racing from this year's DME at the Wairoa Gorge
More than just a race, the Dodzy Memorial Enduro is a weekend to live life, love it and ride bikes in the name of a man and his contribution to New Zealand Mountain Biking.
South Island Secondary School Champs Results
Justin Leov's diary from the final professional race of his career.
Red Bull Foxhunt 2017 - 200 women and 450 men get chased down by 4 of the world's top gravity racers in a mass start race to the bottom.
The dry, dusty Cairns course was blown to pieces by Sunday afternoon but that just added to the excitement, as the big home crowd was hoping for a yellow and gold winner, but it was to be heartbreak on all fronts!
The UCI World Champs in Cairns kicked off with the XC events and the Kiwis put in a great team effort, lead by Sam Gaze who claimed his second consecutive rainbow jersey
After a long and illustrious career Justin has decided to hang up his racing shoes in favour of spending time with his family and developing their new bike-centric property near Blenheim... Good luck mate and thanks for all the good times