Dave Powell, Lee Eaton and Jason Miles raced at the first round of the 2012 British Cross-Country MTB series at the weekend. Having no previous results in the2011 XC series they all started near to the back of the grid in their respective races but managed to make up some places. Dave finished in 24th place in the sport category, while Jason and Lee narrowly avoided a start-line pile-up and eventually finished the vets’ race in 40th and 54th place respectively. All were a little bit shell-shocked at the furious pace of the racing, having been used to races lasting much longer but will no doubt have much better luck (and hopefully will ride a bit faster) in round 2!