EVENT REPORT – Fox Antifreeze 2019
Saturday was probably the dampest day we’ve ever seen at any of our events,… ever. This from pedalmtb.co.uk gives you a great idea of how wet it actually was at Coed y Brenin
With these conditions in mind and roads flooded and even mudslides around Wales were amazed to see so many young riders turn out for the Jr Antifreeze and with it the grand (if rather damp) official opening of the new Loop 4 extension of the popular MinorTaur trail.
Riders to the event were lucky enough to be the first to try the new trail sections as part of the event.
The very damp ride was rewarded by a glowing sense of achievement and a revitalising hot chocolate in the Visitor Centre Cafe. If our young riders are this hardy it would appear that the future of our sport is in good hands.
Sunday – Fox Antifreeze
With a little improvement in the weather from Saturday’s deluge, Sunday’s Fox Antifreeze was looking a little more encouraging for riders. The event started with a steady stream of riders making their way onto course from 10.30 with many faster riders ensuring they got an early start. The course was a little damp under hoof but testament to Coed y Brenin’s fine and truly all-weather trails, still offering superb riding with some very respectable lap times being turned in.
The event started without rain, although it soon made and appearance although thankfully nothing like the downpours of Saturday. What rain there was seemed to go unnoticed as smiling faces rolled through the start/lap/finish area to face the choice of “more laps” or “finish”.
The fastest time was just under 1hr 45minutes for a full 3 laps, impressive given what was less than ideal conditions.
Finishers again received their Antifreeze finishers pint glass which hopefully was soon filled with a suitable celebratory beverage.
You can find ride times and a link to event images HERE
For anyone who didn’t order one of our fantastic Fox Tech T’s we still have a few still available through Beics Brenin. You can buy them in store or contact Beics Brenin for more information.
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