Downhill rider James Stock from somewhere in the North of England has set off on a six month road trip around Europe in his van.

First stop was Gouveia in Portugal for the opening round of the Maxxis Cup where the van broke down. Not a good start.

Read the full story and keep up with the James' Euro adventures on his blog here. Will the van make it for six months? Will James have to hitch hike everywhere? Stay tuned to find out.

James Stock: Euro Road TRip PT1