Race Report: UKGE - Dyfi Forest

It's a wrap. Final race for the UKGE race serie for the All Mountain Style - Remap Clothing team:

Racing UKGE at DFYI

The weekend saw the final round of the UK Gravity Enduro series organised by Steve Parr and his crew which was also sadly the last national the guys would be organising.

Dyfi Forest was the venue and home of the Redbull Hardline event only a week before so the venue was never going to disappoint. The guys delivered an A* race to mark the end of an era with stages mixing from trail centre using the much loved climax trail to wide-open flat out sections which would then shoot you into fresh cut DH gnar and the open flat out fields of Stage 5 with nothing but natural rollers and gates to head for.

Richard Payne racing at DFyi at the UKGE

The team were in good spirits with awesome trails and a proper loop of around 40km it was a proper enduro to end the season on. Practice went well, with both riders enjoying the stages and finding their lines quickly. In qualifying Toby Luce put in a solid run to cross the line in eleventh in Seniors knowing he had more in the tank to give it the beans in racing the next day. Whilst Rich Payne cracked on and scored sixteenth in Elite, with times being close enough that only 1.5 second separated five places. 

On race day there was a buzzing atmosphere in the pits as this race also doubled up as the National Champioships and with a cracking loop people we were eager to race. Five sweet stages lined up and some proper transitions it was time to get cracking. Tobe unfortunately had a rough start to the day with a crash on Stage 1 and a puncture at the start of Stage 2, so he lost a lot of time resulting in a 25th position overall. On the positive side though stages 3,4 and 5 were all top five times and in his first full season he's finished tenth overall in the series. Rich managed to move up the ranks finishing fifteenth overall in Elite making it three top fifteens in a row - and this time with a rough bout of man flu - showing that the speed and consistency are there.

This years been the first year the that team Remap Clothing Allmountainstyle.com has been put together and its been a great year with amazing people involved achieving great things with podiums at national and regional events, learning and developing existing ideas and pushing things forward. We can't wait for next season, to grow both as a team and a company and would just like to give massive thanks to Allmountainstyle.com who played a key part in providing the team with race winning products, The Cycle Centre Jersey who helped keep the bikes running perfectly all season and finally all those behind the scenes that helped with organising, motivating, running and keeping things moving forward you know who you are.

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