Kustom Bikes winter series Rd 3  Coombe Syd country park (between Taunton/Williton in Somerset)

Words and Pics:Ace Woodley

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Run 1 went well, no snafu's with timing, loads of DNF's but no injury (not that i heard about, and uplift is gossip central for whoever crashed out) Time to clean off the bike ready for the next run. 

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The Men from Mule.

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Other stuff, i heard via acebook that Mr Deakin is doing training days,  i got him to stand still for five minutes and asked if this was true and not an internet windup..  I got a press release later on,  heres the main details.

Ben Deakin Mountain Bike Coaching and Training days

This is one2one training whether you are into Xc, free ride or downhill or just an absolute beginner looking to get more from your bike and riding.   Ben has the following,  British cycling level 2 coach,  CTC trained instructor,  M.I.A.S. level 3 (mountainbike, instructor award scheme) and is trained in Adventure first aid,  the course can be tailored to suit you and will cover,  the basics and bike set-up,  kit and equipment,  cornering technique,  jumps and drops,  line choice,  race prep and training.

Prices start at £25 per hour for a one 2 one session lasting between 2-4 hours.    Or a group booking up to 6 riders at £20 per person, per hour for a 2-4 hour session.  For more information email bendeakin5@hotmail.com or call him on 07940485311

  Ben is a well known character down south and a bit of a powerhouse on the bike, he is also a Royal Marine and has been training them to ride and race, he is now riding for Torico and Muc-off.   You see what i mean about down south getting going !  secret cookie races,  Woodland riders winter series at Tavistock, the Uk Bike park is having a major facelift as well, Kustom bikes racing and uplifts now we have personal trainers,  we might not have the big tracks here but we seem to have a very strong growing DH race scene, look out out for team big peaks this year,  and it's growing as i heard a few other things as well.

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Ben is the one in the middle, Andy Payne from Torico on the left and Andy Wright from Axo/RHUK on the right, yes the HT podium :) for results check www.kustombikes.co.uk  or go an d check out Sebs www.rootsandrain.co.uk which is pure gold for race results and well worth a look anyway.

Right trade show stuff next, icebike show here i come.