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Southern Enduro 2018 - Round #3 Okeford Hill Bike Park

There’s a corner of my heart that will always be reserved for Okeford Hill Bike Park; after all it was the first place I raced last year. Steep, technical and daunting it quickly became known as the ‘downduro’ round. Like all intense loves it scared and thrilled me in equal measure and I was excited to return to my proving ground for Round 3 of the series this year. My son Henry was coming for his first taste of Southern Enduro, along with my friend Spencer and a last-minute ticket from Jen Purcell (heal up quickly, Jen) meant that my buddy Ferg could come too. With plans to uplift on Saturday, camp, and race on Sunday it had the hallmarks of a top weekend but none of us knew quite how epic it would turn out to be.



In the midst of our glorious summer, we all met up at Okeford, early on Saturday morning and spotted another friend, Chris, pitching his tent. Sensing that the rough camping field would fill up quickly we bunged up the tent alongside Chris’ and went off to explore. I’m gett…

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