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UK Gravity Enduro Round 1 - Ae Forest. Twelve50 Bikes Race Team Report

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UK Gravity Enduro Round 1 Ae Forest 13th April 2014 9 team members, 2 podiums , 5 great stages, 6 beer can chickens, 2 Weber barbeques and 4 WAGs. Those were the magic numbers for the opening round of the 2014 UK Gravity Enduro Series, Ae Forest, Scotland.
A trip north of the border so early in the year left unsettled nerves as to what the weather gods might smite us with. The fears were unfounded though as, with the exception of a couple of showers and some strong winds (that helped to dry the wet ground), conditions were near ideal. In fact, looking at some of the early photos that are emerging, those that didn’t attend would be forgiven for thinking we had a weekend of sun and blue skies! The winds did cause some havoc across the pits on Saturday with more than one gazebo getting airborne, landing in a crumpled heap of plastic and metal. The Billy Can seemed to have it worst than most with double flying gazebos and dodgy generators to contend with. They continued to turn out thei…

Twelve50 Bikes Gravity Enduro Race Team 2014

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Sunday the 16th of March saw the official 2014 launch of the Twelve50 Bikes Race Team at Foel Gasnach, North Wales. Excited? You should be. The roster this year looks something like this; Alex Stock (Elite) David Read (Masters) Rick Minshull (Masters) Matt Steadmen (Masters) Cheri Mills (Elite) Nicole Mallet (Women) Russell Cosh (Veteran) Josh Dodd (Senior) Ross Adams (Veteran) Des Ryan (Head Chef) There’s more racing pedigree in that line up than a copy of the Racing Post on Grand National weekend.

With glorious sunshine threatening dust in mid March (!), we’d not had riding this good for months. Kitted out with fresh gear from Renthal, Osprey, Mavic, Power Bar, Fox Head, Maxxis and Weber Barbecues we've not had support this good for years! New bikes have been built, tuned and tested. Existing bikes have been stripped, serviced and updated with shinier, lighter and all-round faster parts.  This year we’re going to rip. Come and say hello if you’re at any of the UK Gravity End…