Images by Dan Hearn // Words by Dan Griffiths

This weekend the British downhill series returned, this time settling at Rhyd-Y-Felin, Llangynog... far from the "Mini world cup" we saw in Fort Bill, but still equally as exciting.

Charlie Hatton continued turning heads as a first year elite and wrapped up his first ever BDS victory. In the women's race Tahnee Seagrave was simply a class above and put 29 seconds into the rest of the field.

See the full results here.

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Contrary to 'The Nogs' typical climate, the sun would continue to beat down throughout the weekend, as Nog experienced one of it's hottest, and possibly only heatwaves this year - the course would remain dusty and loose as ever...

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Starting off the day, you would be wise to make the first uplift - getting in your runs before the heat rolled in.

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