This weekend saw the Scottish XC Championships being hosted at Aberfoyle. Aberfoyle offers some amazing and challenging riding and never fails to deliver an excellent course. Yet again, Squadra Porcini designed a fantastic course fit for the Scottish Champs! A steep long climb including the infamously renown “heart attack hill” took us to a tricky technical descent which gave you lots to think about. This was followed by a steep fast descent and off camber single track before returning to the arena to commence the long savage climb again. The course would definitely produce a worthy Scottish Champion!
Going into the second lap, Grant Ferguson (Boardman Bikes) had managed to open up a 20 second lead with myself in pursuit followed by GT team mate Gareth and Rab Wardell (Alpine Bikes). I continued to chase Grant for the following 4 laps and at times thought I was bringing him back but it was not to be. Grant Ferguson took the win, I took 2nd , Rab Wardell in 3rd and Gareth in 4th.
I am disappointed to lose the Scottish Champs title but at the same time I am happy with my own performance as I rode well on what has to be one of the best courses I’ve raced this year. Congratulations to Grant on the deserved win!
Well done Dave and Gareth on a brilliant result for team GT Racing UK!