The messed up thing is though, the name you most want to see on the list isn't there. James 'Dodzy" Dodds. As hyped as everyone is to ride these usually closed-to-the-public trails, there's no forgetting what this event is in remembrance of, and that is Dodzy's incredible life, and with that in mind I guarantee the vibe this weekend is going to be like no other event.
About that list though! The number of World Cup downhillers has doubled since we last saw it. With the addition of TWR's rider Neko Mulally, Lapierre's Loic Bruni and Sam Dale.
The only other thing worth mentioning is why is local favourite Jamie Nicoll racing in Masters 1 and not Open? I suppose if he wins he still wins right, regardless of category?
Open Women Amanda Pearce Amy Laird Anja McDonald Anka Martin Brenda Clapp Clarie Misson Gabby Molloy Helen Spring Jess Copland Jo Price Kate McDougall Kristen Fellers Leigh Halkett Lucy Scott Megan Rose Meggie Bichard Naomi Wilson Pip Holdom Rosara Joseph Sarah Cairns Shanine Hermsen
Masters Women: Bridget McMillan Karla Thurlow Karolyne Dunn Mary Jowett Melanie Blomfield Pauline Cooper Pierre Jordan Tiffany Farnsworth
Open Men: Sam Blenkinsop Cam Cole Wyn Masters Justin Leov Sam Dale Alex Holowko Neko Mulally Loic Bruni Kieren Bennett Dom Stulen Leighton Lancaster Ian Phillipps Tom Winwood Leif Christensen Sam Knowles Nick Herbert Aaron Coster Andre Jaworski Andy King Bradley Collins Brian Buell Chris Vanderkolk Dan Andrews Daryl Webb Deon Baker Ethan Glover Fraser Coates Glen Buckley Hamish Bourke Henry Jaine Jake Glover James Shirley James Rennie Jeremy Binns Jonas Meier Joscha Forstreuter Leo Sandler Leroy Crawford-Flett Luke Donaldson Max Haggenmueller Michael Nation Mike Cowlin Nicholas Elson Owen Hughes Shannon Hewetson Shaun Kirton Tane Wilson Thomas Lindup Tom McKinlay Tommy Wilkinson Tristan Rawlence Yuki Kushima
Masters 1 Men: Aaron Young Andy Reid Ash Whitehead Ben Wilde Boyd Grinstead Byron Scott Caleb Smith Campbell Wilson Carl Patton Chris Burr Colin Robertson Craig McGinnity Craig Tolson Damien Rogers Daryl Kearns Dayle McLauchlan Derek Winwood Ed Kerly Gareth Hallam Hadley Boyce Hamish Kay Hayden McKay Haydn Shore Jackson Green Jamie Tilbury Jamie Coles Jamie Nicoll Jarrod Bang Jason Turner Jeff Collins Jeff Carter Jo Stephens John Oldale Karl Paterson Kurt Lancaster Laurence Mote Lester Perry Malcolm Stoney Mark Newton Matt Cole Matt Russell Matt Whitaker Nathan Hickey Nic Ward Nicholas Sutcliffe Nick Ross Nick Taylor Nick Christie Paul Angus Punter Punter Richard Goldsbury Ricky Pincott Ross Mackay Sam Grummitt Scott Fallers Steve Sollberger Steve Langford Stewart Thorp Tama Easton Tim Holtrop Tom Adams Wesley Burniston Zane Smith
Masters 2 Men: Andrew Giles Andrew Murray Anthony Edmonds Ben Thurlow Brent Hartshorne Callum Wilson Chris Mildon Damon Trenwith Darren Leslie Darryn Henderson Daryl Warnock David Shelling Gary Smith Geoff McAlpine Glenn Taplin Gordon Mains Howie Timms Ian Chadwick Ian Goldschmidt Ian Patterson Jason Craig Jeremy Blake John Dalzell Jonathan Kennett Jono Baddiley Jonty Ritchie Llyn Powell Marc Sharman Mark Jaine Matt St Amand Mike Anderson Mike Stylianou Mike Whitlam Nick Dalton Nick Thurley Paul Jennings Paul McNabb Rick Woodward Rick Zawodny Robert Whittle Rod Bardsley Rod Sharp Sean Chan Simon Bannister Steve Fox Steve Shelling Sven Martin Tim Prebble Warwick Styles
Masters 3 Men: Al Heine Andrew Scott Bill Griffin Budgie Woods Dave Carlyon Graham Allan Jeff Carr John Wooding Martin Langley Matt Cookson Patrick Murray Paul McKenzie
Here’s a WynTV clip from last summer showing the trail Bermed As, which will be part of the 3rd Enduro race stage on Sunday