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Rides: Nukeproof Mega / Dartmoor 26player
Preferred Beverage: A bit of real Ale goes down a treat.
Favourite Trail: Wharncliffe is just the best place, always something new and difficult to ride.
Biggest Crash: Had a large one at Fort William a few years ago on the big hip under the Gondola, highest speed crash ever…
Best UOSCC moment: Winning Downhill Varsity last year, only Ross saw the amount of stoke I had at the bottom of that run.
Rides: Orbea Orca SFR
Preferred Beverage: Irn Bru (with quad vod if at corp)
Favourite Ride: Around the reservoirs near Strines, North West of Sheffield.
Biggest Crash: Never had a major crash – touch wood – but was nevertheless awarded ‘Crash/Weapon of the Year’ for 2012/13 for getting stranded for hours in the Peak mid-winter after a ridiculous mechanical!
Best UOSCC moment: Placing 3rd in the 2013 Varsity TT amongst the uni’s sponsored riders.
Rides: Cannondale Prophet / Iron Horse Sunday / Dartmoor TwoSix Player / Specialized Tarmac / Genesis Vapour CX
Preferred Beverage: Basement Special: Pint of Jagerbomb
Favourite Trail: Ranmoor/Wyming Brook, Super techy cross country at its best.
Biggest Crash: In Wharncliffe, on Snatch Grab, fractured my kidney (yes that is a thing!). Spent a week in hospital, and 8 weeks off uni. Glad I didn’t follow the advice: ‘be ‘reet, just walk it off’.
Best UOSCC moment: As president last year the best moment has to be winning Club of the Year! Just shows all the hard work put into the club pays off.
Rides: Iron Horse Sunday / Orange Five / Dartmoor two6player
Preferred Beverage: Real ale
Favourite Trail: Snowdon
Biggest Crash: Small slide on a corner at Parkwood. Ended up in hospital being told id broken both wrists.
Best UOSCC moment: Downhill BUCS this year was an amazing weekend of sun, beer, bikes and heckling. Never ridden a track with so much noise!
Rides: Dialled Holeshot
Preferred Beverage: Hot chocolate! Only the “real” stuff, made with milk and either Chocolat Poulain or Green&Blacks Organic….
Favourite Trail: Kinda hoping that I’ll have broadened my horizons a bit by the end of the year but, so far the trail I have enjoyed the most has to be when I went to Llandegla. Closer to home though, I reckon some of the flowy singletrack xc round Grenoside.
Biggest Crash: Got to be when I thought it would be a good idea to try Hamsterley 4x track after only learning how to ride a bike 5 weeks previously, (really don’t advise this) never been in so much pain or so bruised. Still raced the day after though!
Best UOSCC moment: When we won Club of the year! Also amused me when I got asked “are you the token female…?”
Rides: Scott Addict R4 Upgrade
Preferred Beverage: Cheap and cheerful Carlesberg
Favourite Ride: Buxton Loop via Caslteton
Biggest Crash: Making the schoolboy error of stopping my Garmin crossing the line at a TT and stacking it AOT into a bush
Best UOSCC moment: Winning Club of the Year, Varsity and watching Joe Drane vomit at the top of Winnats Pass. Oh, and winning Club of the Year.
Rides: Felt F4
Preferred Beverage: A pint of bitter
Favourite Ride: Riber Road climb out of Matlock
Biggest Crash: Came off on some gravel on a corner in 2/3 race, wouldn’t call it “big” at all, little bit of road rash on my shoulder, nothing special.
Best UOSCC moment: Seeing Rob Ellis on his bike, had to wait half the year, but it was well worth the wait.
SOCIAL AND TRIP SECRETARIES
Rides: DMR Trailstar / Iron Horse Sunday / Koxx Levelboss / Holdsworth retro Rodie
Preferred Beverage: Decent larger / anything if you down it fast enough
Favourite Ride: Wharny
Biggest Crash: Breaking collar bone on the last run at Caersws on a 100mm Claude Butler XC bike
Rides: Trek Fuel EX8 / Kona Stinky (Operator) / NS Suburban
Preferred Beverage: Morgan’s spiced with coke/lemonade
Favourite Ride: Wharncliffe/Greno, always has something to offer whenever you feel like riding
Biggest Crash: High speed crash out in Les Gets, tried a cheeky overtake and rode straight into a ditch.Few achy ribs and lots of expensive bike damage!
Best USOCC moment: BUCS in general is always an amazing weekend, and of course winning club of the year
Rides: Cotic Bfe (Aka Indigo) / Orange P7 (Aka Roxanne)
Preferred Beverage: Rum and ginger beer, a milkshake or just some good old cold water
Favourite Ride: Rangers path down Snowdon, Mam Tor when riding in the Peak
Biggest Crash: I’ve has my fair share of offs, resulting in but flesh wounds but nothing major… so far
Best USOCC moment: Weekend trip to Wales, loads of good riding and pretty decent company too come to think of it!