OSET Cup South Winter Series, Rd2

OSET Cup South Winter Series, Round 2. Gallery

Mud Man Sam.

Round two of the OSET Cup South Winter Series was held at Hook Woods after losing the original venue at the last minute. A big thanks to Jim Connor for use of his amazing facility! Conditions had been awful as the sections were set out the day before, but thankfully the weather held up for Sunday. There had been so much rain that conditions were tricky, but that didn’t stop the riders having a great time. On the contrary in fact… they all seemed to enjoy getting covered in mud!

The biggest group of riders were on the orange route. A clear win from Oliver White on his 20.0-Lite was helped by cleaning the last 8 sections. Mia Hills was second from Florence Baldock, demonstrating that girls like getting muddy too! Next group up was the yellows. The two Rowans contended for first place, with Rowan Stuart in fine form taking the win from Rowan Dean. Denni Dear came home in a fine third place.

The red route was really hard in places, and it was truly a battle between all the riders in the class. Each were having brilliant rides on different sections, which was great to see. Ride of the day was on a section everyone thought was impossible. Josh Dear showed that it wasn’t with a clean! Sam Meeton used his National Championship winning trials bicycle skills to good effect, and was able to use a bit of trick riding and his trademark smoothness to conquer the mud for a clear win. Second was taken by Stefan Richardson, who seemed to mix his brilliant rides with a number of lapses of concentration! Third place came from red route newcomer Elliot Smith, who again had some unreal rides. A great group!

The highest blue route was hard! Slippery everywhere, with big obstacles thrown in! The scores were high for all, but the win was taken by Sophie Bailey on her 24.0 prototype, with Daniel Dabreo close behind on his 20.0R. Perpetual blue route winner Mason Meadows had to be content with third after a rear shock problem cost him a bunch of ‘punch through’ fives at the end.

A great day at a great venue!

Blue: Sophie Bailey 61, Daniel Dabreo 68, Mason Meadows 85.

Red: Sam Meeton 45, Stefan Richardson 63, Elliot Smith 68, Josh Dear 79, Ethan Kibble 96, Joe Dear 110.

Yellow: Rowan Stuart 46, Rowan Dean 58, Denni Dear 84, George Coombes 91.

Orange: Oliver White 32, Mia Hills 55, Florence Baldock 62, Freddie Hills 64, Oscar Kirkin 74, Ethan Dowland 74, Harry Hunt 77, Oscar Sacre 81, Sebastian Murrey 103.