It’s raining in Champery. Ben Walker who lives here predicted a splash two days ago and true to form we’ve just had a light soaking this afternoon on the first day of practise.
Ben reckons a bit more tomorrow (Friday-qualifying) and fine for the finals on Saturday.
Everybody seems to be loving the track, there was a bit of carnage on the big jumps at the bottom this morning and an air ambulance scooped a casualty off the track, but apart from that every one is grinning.
(I’ll add more pics/news when I get an adapter to fit the quirky Swiss plug sockets and charge up my flat laptop. Dan Stanbridge has just done a helmet cam run so that’ll be up soon)
The pits this morning before the rain.
Remember if you’re planning on watching the race on Freecaster, the finals are on Saturday not Sunday (xc)
The over/under line bothered a few folk this morning, you needed to land this one nicely to get the speed up for the big jump section at the bottom.