Friday saw the culmination of the 30th year of the Friday Night Summer Series MTB races. Round 5 of the shortened series was held at Wibtoft after the planned venue of Milton Keynes Bowl fell through.
The riders flew around the edges of fields with a jungle feel due to the 3m tall bamboo like elephant grass crop (grown as a perennial and used as a renewable biomass fuel for generating electricity and harvested in early spring), with a couple of tight technical wooded sections and a couple of tricky banks to negotiate. It was a very different course to last week as there were no real climbs, so it was a full on effort from the start on the gently rolling course with very little recovery in the short wooded sections – a course for the diesels!
See link below to the full results and final league standings:
Thanks to John Taylor for the use of the photo. See the links below to some of the other excellent photos he took on the night:
…and we didn’t see any elephants – or pandas