A little ferry across the Irish Sea and we were in Scotland, and only a 2 hour drive to the Team house at the base of Glentress. This would be our base for the week leading upto Rnd 3 of Enduro World Series.
The best thing about basing yourself right at Glentress means you can easily go for a quick spin up tp the Buzzards Nest and there's tracks galore to choose.
The racing at the Scottish Rnd of the EWS takes place over 2 days and rides use the bike paths in the Tweed Valley to get around. Saturdays racing takes place on the Golfie and Innerlethan DH tracks and day 2 is a mixture of natural and manmade trails in Glentress. All this racing is proceeded by 3 days of practice, so the the event almost turns into a 5 day stage race with riders trying to get at least 2 runs of all the tracks and in some cases the more important tracks might get 3 practice runs. This usually means longs days for riders and mechanics, more bikes washes, I think I did 18 bike washes in 5 days at Scotland and a strip and clean of the bikes every day.
With all this riding you cannot believe how much food the riders eat so James Brickell who is our chef and masseur was flat out cooking meals preparing snacks and doing massage.
Pic's- working on bikes in the house house is standard practice at these events, Tracy and Greg discussing the highlights of Ireland EWS, Jerome Clementz and The Legend Mechanic Mark "Duval" Morrison celebrating JC's birthday, The winning bike, Champagne shot, Tracy's getting good at this.
An amazing weekend with Justin Leov and Tracy taking the win and both taking the overall points lead in the series, No1 Team and Rene won a stage but then had to take a penalty for a missed start.