Off Road

We have an active Off Road section at the club which has fun on Saturday mornings.

Isaac Mundy – updated Sep 2012

Having won the  National Junior Championship in 2011, Isaac was eligible to compete in the Pro Elite category this year.
He was also keen to enter some of the International 4X Pro Tour and Euro events.
At Round 2 of the British Series at Penshurst he found his form and came third, his first Elite podium finish.
Next event was at Szczawno Zdroj (pronounce that one!) in Poland for Round 2 of the Pro Tour. This was an amazing venue with the races run at night under lights and streamed live over internet TV. Unfortunately it absolutely belted with rain as the racing started. Isaac won his first race and was coming second in the next when the rider behind him ran into him and took them both out. So that was the end of his night!

Next up was more ProTour, this time at Fort William in Scotland. Isaac had long been looking forward to racing here, this being the premier UK Downhill and 4X event.
He had an amazing night, surprising everyone by being the second placed British rider and coming 8th overall in a field that included the current and previous world champions.

He had indifferent results in the next two rounds of the British series but came good again towards the latter part of the season with second placings in each of the final three rounds to give him 3rd place overall for the series. Not bad for a 17 year old rookie in his first season in Elites.

Last Sunday saw the final event of the season, Round 3 of the Euro Series at Afan in South Wales.
Despite the drizzle, Isaac again hit top form and won the event in a really exciting day of racing.

LVYCC are lucky to have a young star in Isaac Mundy. He became 4X National Champion Youth in 2009 and has won the National Youths  Points Series Four Cross. He has retained his National title again this year – 2010 Many congratulations Isaac. 2011 Isaac moved up to Juniors and again repeated his championship winning ways becoming the Natonal Champion and the National Points Champion.

For details of his 2010 season so far, CLICK HERE

Read about his rides to 2009 National 4X Champion fame HERE

Kate Malik (Isaac’s Mum) has produced an excellent “Parents guide to mountain bike sports” with contribution from Michael Humphreys. This is now available by clicking HERE. (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat to read this article.)

For a good beginners guide to what you need for mountain biking check out Drew Jones’s article HERE

Reading the above article you will see that there are many aspects to Off Road cycling and competition.

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