Steve Felstead
DH Racer
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Commencal Supreme DH v3, Commencal Super 4, Commencal Meta 6.

I have raced cycles competitively since 1988, originally road and track cycling. After a lay off, due to a knee injury in 1993, I converted to mountain bikes and then got the DH bug when I raced in the UK’s first ever four man duel descender at Rivington Pike near Bolton in 1995. Although I didn’t realise it at the time, I can now look back and say I was honoured to be beaten by a legend - Steve Peat.

I have now been racing downhill for 15 years and said a long time ago that I’d give it up when I stopped enjoying it..........well I’m still here!

I discovered the wonders of Whistler and Ticket2rideBC in 2005 when I had one of the best holidays of my life, (even though I did come home with a badly sprained wrist and cracked ribs – ha!) During the stay a chance discussion with the previous owners had me setting up the Ticket2rideBC downhill team in the winter of 2005/2006 and I have promoted the team ever since.

My achievements over the years have included the following;-

    • 3 times Scottish Downhill Association Series Champion
    • 3 times Innerleithen Winter Wet and Wild DH Series Champion
    • Bronze and Silver medals at the National Championships
    • Northern Regional Champion
    • 2nd and 3rd Places Overall at the DH National Points Series
    • 6th at the World Masters Championships
    • Numerous podium places along the way

For the 2011 season I will be flying the flag for Ticket2RideBc at the following events:

 

  • Innerleithen MTB Series XC Race - 13 March
  • BDS Rd 1 – Nant Gwrtheyn – 19/20 march
  • SDA Rd 1 – Ae – 16/17 April
  • Cheshire Road Sportive – 29 April
  • UK Enduro Rd 1 – Ae – 7/8 May
  • SDA Rd 2 – Fort William – 14/15 May
  • UK Enduro Rd 2 – Kielder – 11/12 June
  • UK Enduro Rd 3 I Innerleithen – 15/16/ July
  • National Champs – Llangollen – 23/24 July
  • UK Enduro Rd 4 – Eastridge – 6/7 Aug
  • SDA 4 – Glencoe – 13/14 Aug
  • BDS 5 – Fort William – 10/11 Sept
  • SDA 5 – Innerleithen – 17/18 Sept