Those of you who have entered the recent Dragon Downhill winter uplift days will know only too well about the lovely sunny Welsh weather. Sun cream and T-shirts have been the order of the day, with the ice cream van selling out of 99's almost immediately.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

The wind in the willows.

....and the rain in the willows. (Photo: Ace Woodley)

Heres the Dragon Downhill race dates:

Rd 1 - 7/8 April - Abercarn

Rd 2 - 5/6 May - Mountain Ash

Welsh Champs - 23/24 June - Rheola

BC National DH Champs - 13/14/15 July

Rd 3 - 25/26 August - Mynydd Du

Rd 4 - 29/30 September - Gethin

Rd 5- 27/28 October - Pen-Yr-Heol Farm, Caerphilly

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