iXS European Downhill cup

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Joe BarnesInnerleithen will ring with the sounds of many languages on May Bank Holiday weekend as a large European Contingent arrives for the first round of the iXS European Downhill Mountainbike Cup.  Locals will need to brush up on their German, French, and even Australian when they come along to watch some of the world’s best riders compete on the most famous trails in Britain .

The covers came off the course this week as the track-builders took Scotland ’s World Cup rider Joe Barnes for a ride around the new bits as they worked.  The verdict:

” After a sneak preview of the track to be raced on for the iXS at Innerleithen it looks to be a great race. My overall impression is something slightly different to normal Inners tight tech. This is more open, fast and very rough crossing the natural bumps in the hill side and linked together by existing classic tracks. It might be faster but it’s still as loose and fresh as ever making for some interesting racing.”

Race action all weekend, free entry for spectators, a bustling arena with food stalls and the thrills and spills of the very best Downhill racers !

For further information please visit www.ixscupinnerleithen.com