Five youngsters from Ireland made the journey to Fort William in Scotland for round two of the Highland Hardline DH series.
The course, which used part of the World Cup Downhill course worked its way across to the bottom end of the Four-Cross track. Linking from the motorway section it featured a tricky natural route with some big jumps and a river crossing to deal with.
In the U10s Brody Hull of trail demons had two really good runs and finished in 11th place. Great going for the 7-year-old and more valuable experience for the wee shredder.
MTB Inishowen rider Aaron Morris in the U12 category pushed himself hard to 18th out of 26 riders, again a fantastic result against some older competitors.
Dirtyrides Enduro Team’s Callum Morris racing U14, had a massive crash on the big doon gap jump during practice but he brushed it off and got back to it.
He was delighted to take 4th place finishing less than one second off the podium against regular BDS riders. That result qualifies him for the support race at the Fort William round of the World Cup in June.
U14s Green Bikes up and coming star Hannah Mullin rode with her usual flare taking her 2nd podium of the championship in 2nd place.
Hannah, who will also be racing at the World Cup, said after the race she was delighted with the result and to race on the same track as her hero Rachel Atherton was unreal.
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Finally in the U16s Jay McAleenan was up against some tough competition in what was the biggest category.
Jay was racing his new DH rig for the first time and was on a learning curve and took 18th position, which was a great result for the trail demons lad.
Congrats guys. Big thanks to Jamie Morris for send in this report!