A few of us decided to go and support the local community Downhill track at Newmilns, East ayrshire. It's quite a nice wee trail with plenty of tabletops and enough drops and fast bermed corners to keep us occasional dhers on our toes. The recent dry spell made it surprisingly loose and tough in the corners, a wee bit of rain would help the traction, but I'd still rather not have it!.
Kudos to Jamie, who runs the place, under the banner of EVR racing, which is linked to the adjacent dry ski slope, and part funded by the local council. He's hoping to get extra funding from the commonwealth games legacy fund too, which could make the place live up to its potential. It's a great resource for local kids, which are by far the biggest user group, as they can ride here all year round for free. There's not much else in the area,, which makes places like this all the more important.
I was nightshift that night, so this was ideal, not much cycling, more of a sociable afternoon. Made up for that on Monday though, as I headed up to the in laws after getting out of begin the afternoon. 52k on the cyclocross bike, and a beautiful Arran sunset as I got home.