Awesome video from Alex Rankin for Charge Bikes of this Saturday’s Red Bull Hill Chasers in Bristol. Look out for Ed T & Ed D who get a 2 second appearance between them!
I’ve got a fair few photos from Saturday night’s activities on Park Street in Bristol, so I’m posting up the best ones of the bunch with some words too. I spent most of the night in the rider area looking after ‘Team Ed’ (Ed T & Ed D) before their races, and helping them out with the last minute essentials, in the case of Ed D this was lending him my rear wheel due to puncture issues throughout the day.
Pre race Ed T amongst other kept warm on turbo trainers & rollers, this was much needed on such a cold night, and definitely proved to get the legs warmed up for the short but powerful hill sprint.
Ed T getting psyched up for his first round battle with Charge Bikes rider Jon Watson.
Ed got a great start & made his way up the course in front of the geared cyclocross shredder, but got overtaken inches from the finish line. A great effort from big man Ed who ran the number 1 plate on board his pub/hill chase bike.
The biggest name in the line up was Liquigas Cannondale’s Ted King, who flew over from the USA for the event, invited by joint organisers CSG.
Ted was up against last year’s winner Chris Metcalfe from Charge Bikes, who has Park Street dialled as he knocked Mr King out in the first round!
Next up for TDO/Team Ed was Mr Dorsey, the Hench Hipster qualified 6th in Saturday’s open qualifier, result!
Ed D was up against local boy Charles of Cadence in Bath, whose an awesome cyclocross racer & proved too fast even for Ed ‘The Shred’ Dorsey who was knocked out in a closely fought round.
These guys are stunting on top spec road bikes, fair play!
Are you serious?
I’m off to London today but it looks like Joe has a rare exciting day ahead of him. Time VXRS with Di2 & Dura Ace wheels. Fresh.
If you ride a road bike & live in Bristol then get down to this on Sunday! A bike ride followed by lots of Christmas inspired food! What could be better?