This weekend i will be making the journey down to Bridgnorth in Shropshire for the 5th round of the Schwalbe British 4X Series. This will be the second of these i have been to this season and for anyone unfamiliar with this type of racing it goes as follows:
Loads of lunatics get on mountain bikes and ride down hill really fast. At some point they fall off usually resulting in some form of injury (being looneys they tend not to notice this fact). For the injured the paramedics bounce across the fields in a land rover. When this is deemed inadequate a proper light flashing woo-woo ambulance also bounces across the fields. Finally a big yellow helicopter appears Apocalypse Now stylee from behind a copse and ferries the injured to the mortuary. This sport is brutal and seriously entertaining. Its like Takeshis Castle on bikes and i confess to having the greatest admiration for the type of folk it attracts. These free spirits hurtle along with little thought for their own life and limb out of sheer competitive gusto.
Its just fabulous and of you happen to be in the vicinity on either Saturday or Sunday (Sunday is National Champs day) then you need to get yourself there