Luke Kendall

XC MTB RACING

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Hell of the West

Rockets and Rascals Hell of the West had been on my to do list since I first saw it advertised back in 2013. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to enter that year, and after the event not being run in 2014, I was looking forward to getting involved in 2015. Historically…

Scott Marathon Series 2015: Round 5 – Ruthin

Following last weekend’s trip down to Falmouth, this weekend it was time to head up to Ruthin, North Wales with Carla Haines for the fifth and final round of the 2015 Scott MTB Marathon Series, and also the second round of the Exposure Lights Big Night Out events. Arriving around 3pm…

SWXC Round 3: Falmouth Bike Park

On Sunday 6th September, it was finally time to head down into the depths of Cornwall for Round 3 of the South West Cross Country Series. Being held at Falmouth Bike Park, a 4X track, the course promised drops, jumps, berms and rock gardens, all of which were sure to…

Scott Marathon Series 2015: Round 4 – Wantage

It’s been a quiet few months for me on the racing front, and after Round 3 of the SWXC Series due to be hosted at Falmouth this weekend was postponed, I was keen to get some competitive riding in in the meantime. Luckily there was a Scott MTB Marathon event taking…

Darkmoor 2015

On Saturday 4th July, my colleague Dave and I took part in Darkmoor, a semi-organised ride across Dartmoor over night. The ride began at Captain Jaspers on Plymouth Barbican at 9pm, and headed North across the moor to Okehampton, before heading back to the Barbican via Moretonhampstead, totalling around 90 miles. The…

SWXC Round 2: Grogley

After the wet Soggy Bottom races over the winter, I was looking forward to entering the South West XC Series throughout the summer, in hopefully drier and faster conditions. Having been unable to enter Round 1 due to work commitments, Round 2 at Grogley was my next opportunity to get…

Test Ride: Whyte 29-CS

So following on from Wednesday’s disappointment, I received a call the following day to confirm the 29-C demo bike had arrived at Rockin’ Bikes, ready for me to take out for a spin. With the Moonlit Soggy Bottom Race on Friday night, and Devon Dirt planned for Sunday, Saturday afternoon…

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