The weekend saw the Glentress 7 event take place, part of the Tweedlove festival in Peebles this race doesn’t show much love to competitors putting them through 7 hours of suffering on a mountain bike, thankfully the race could be entered in a pair or team as well as the solo event.
Angus Bike Chain has two pairings entered into the race, finishing a very respectable 4th and 5th narrowly missing out on 3rd by 3 seconds, yes 3 seconds.
Answers on a postcard as to what activity that 3 seconds could have been lost to, wiping a sweaty brow is up there, another suggestion is the adjustment of a sock (you know when you pull them up a bit further up your leg). Congrats all the same to the lads, Andrew Kindness, Mike Milne and David Hill.
In the ladies Nienke Oostra, was competing solo, no messing about here. Nienke was going well until fatigue set in around lap 4, clearly not recovered from her exploits at the UCI MTB Champs in in Meda, Portgual. There will be other races as they say.