Holy Shit! Seriously this has to be the most stacked varied and exciting race entry lists ever. It might only hit home for Kiwis but the majority of people entered in the James Dodds memorial are legends in their own lifetimes. I mean just look at it, World Cup Pro Downhillers Cam Cole, Sam Blenkinsop and Kieran Bennett. Dudes that could have been World Cup downhillers and are now all-mountain shredders like Byron Scott, Craig “Cowboy” McGinity, Derek and Tom Winwood, James Rennie. Dudes that are just famous like Sven Martin, Rod Bardsley and Ricky Pincott. Then you have proven Enduro athletes like Jamie Nicoll, Anka Martin and Kurt Lancaster (who are all Nelson locals as well).
And you can’t forget that rare bred of XC racer and ex-XC racer that can absolutely destroy trails, like Andy Reid, Laurence Mote, Ethan Glover, Ed Crossling and Jonty Ritchie.
Then there’s the riders who defy categories: the likes of Lester Perry, Banger, Richie Goldsbury and Amy Laird…
Although it looks like those from the deep south haven’t signed up? No Tom Lamb, no Kashi, no Justin Leov, no Ginger Si, no Tom Hey, no Kelly McGarry, no Jarna, no Pete Miller, no T Man… C’mon southerners, step up!
Entry info can be found here
With only 66 entries left available this event is going to be ridiculous. There’s:
Matt St Amand