This downhill course in Wales makes the famous A-Line downhill course in Whistler look like a freeway when ompared to this steep, narrow, dusty, overgrown goat path of a trail. Now we can see how the U.K. downhill stars like Danny Hart, Bernard Kerr, Laurie Greenland, and the Athertons (who used to live in this area) got so good. Imagine racing down this course in the rain.
Here’s what our correspondents said when they sent us the video: “This weekend marks the penultimate round of the HSBC National Downhill series at the welsh venue of Caersws in Powys. Our very own Matt Simmonds has been hard at working [sic] prepping a track for this weekend so we thought we would give you a sneaky peak [sic] of what is in store for the riders. With less than ideal conditions coming into the weekend a manicured track was never going to be possible so be ready for some blown up turns and dusty berms, which should make for some interesting racing.”
Saturday will be used for training, with the races on Sunday. The weather is supposed to be warm, with highs in the low- to mid-80s on the Fahrenheit scale, with a 30 percent chance of some rain on Sunday. Wales averages a little over 120 rainy days a year, so there’s a good chance they’ll be riding in better weather than usual, except for the heat.
Watch this video and imagine trying to beat Danny Hart and Laurie Greenland on this course: