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.

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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