Dave Powell and Jason Miles both raced at the inaugural Battle on the Beach race earlier this month. Combining the beach racing format popular in Belgium and several miles of hugely enjoyable woodland singletrack, Battle on the Beach was an instant hit with everyone who took part and in spite of the fact that Manchester is a long way from South Wales (where the race is held), the lads will definitely be going back next year.

Dave continued his return to form after serious injury by finishing in 5th place while Jason, racing to 4th place in the ‘fatbike’ category, finished “a bit further back from Dave” overall.

photo: Anthony Pease