On Friday we hosted the second in our N.S.E Series competitions which was a trick night made up of three events. The tone was set for a bit more of a relaxed evening after the heavy hill climbs last month. It was great to see a number of new faces along for the night.
We had a nice casual ride out to Cutty Sark enjoying the perfect weather and the beers started to flow. Jevi would be the MC for the evening announcing our competitions: Track standing, best trick and kick the can. Track standing was up first and it ended up being a close contest between Levi, Tom and Kamal. As it got down to no handed and one footed, the pressure got too much and two toppled leaving Kamal the winner.
Next up was the best trick contest judged by our esteemed panel; Ben, Jack, Rob and Brett. Each judge had score cards and any trick was allowed measured on skill, execution and danger. This led to quite a range of attempts from different riders including Levi’s epic leaps of faith, Mr Sean’s no retention skids and tricks, Kamal’s foot through skids and Tom’s ball breakers.
Finally we pushed the boat out and had a 7 man kick the can (and lucozade bottle) contest. It was a nail biting face off as everyone kept diving in and no clear winner was certain. Things soon spilled off the flat and down the stairs with Jevi occasionally restarting the cans and running off with it. Amidst the carnage, Tom was able to claim victory and get his 15 kicks.
The results are in with Kamal getting top points for the Trick Contest. This means the overall scores are getting tight with Andrea Vasello and Kamal are tied with 10 points each going into the final event. With 8 points are Mr Sean, Andrew Warby and Levi. 6 points to Will Phillips and Tom Robinson and 2 points to Aaron Wilkins and Matthew Johns.
Thanks again to everyone who made it along, it was a very memorable night. Be sure to make it along to our final event on Friday July 17th which will be a checkpoint race.
Photo cred @charlesreza