What does British rider and Olympic hopeful Annie Last think of the course at Hadleigh Farm? Find out in the June issue of mbr. Here’s a taster for now…
“The course felt really good, when you start doing full laps it flows well and fits together well — it’ll race really well,” she said. “The wider switchbacks are better for overtaking, really important in a race: you’ve got to be able to get past people to make a race. The extra rock garden will be great for the race and also as a spectacle for spectators.”
And what about World Cup courses, are they getting better and more challenging, we asked?
“The World Cup courses have changed a bit over the last few years, from the traditional XC style course. It’s good for races and spectators and it’s good to encourage different spectators in – not just the normal bike riding crowd, but the general public. How the courses are now really does make that easy.”