The weekend of the festival was packed with over 600 people enjoying the events. Andrew Donaldson (Comrie Croft) set the wheels rolling on the Saturday with MSP Roseanna Cunningham supporting it and special guest Mark Beaumont officially starting the festival (fresh from his marathon ride the length of America).
The main attraction for the bikers was the Enduro held on the Saturday. Essentially downhill with 9 different stages, it started off with a XC stage from the top of the hill down the Upper Red Trail: a rocky techy trail with some exciting sections. Other stages included the now established blue, but a real kick in the teeth for the downhill crew was a uphill stage. The Comrie Croft and SMBC crew worked on two new lower sections for what were the old black and red, and these were used as further stages, with the huge drop on the black seeing some action! The Duel Slalom rounded this off with a excursion down the grass to finish – the only place to cause a breakage.
There were kiddies races, pump challenges and a huge tricks air bag. The SMBC stand hosted the 1 Mile speed challenge, for which Mark Beaumont led for the whole of Saturday and Sunday morning until he was beaten by 0.1 sec!
A great weekend, and the weather was thankfully kind to us all, despite a torrential 15mins on Sunday.