Ben Wibberley – Round 3 South East Hare and Hound Championship, Woodberry Lane

Round 3 of the South East hare and hounds championship took place at Woodberry Lane and hosted by Portsmouth club on 8th May.

The last event run here was Mudfest in January, but Sunday’s race was completely the opposite, Bone dry ground which made for some fast, dry racing. The only problem with that is the ground is like concrete and extremely rough so a tough one on fitness and arm pump.

Race start was at 10.30am and a strong field of 12 champ riders and total entry of 130 were about to blast round the 6-7 Mile loop of woodland. Relatively flat piece of ground but plenty of tight technical sections in the trees, logs and ditch jumps kept us on our toes for the 3hr race.

Flagged dropped and I was 3rd into the 1st corner without any drama. Soon up to 2nd behind Charlie frost after Brett Pocock missed a turn. There I sat for the 1st half a lap riding at a steady pace. 3/4 way round 1st lap and there was a bit of confusion where the track went, unfortunately lost 20seconds or so and Charlie had cleared off along with Aaron Gordon. After getting back to the right track I sat in 3rd and this was me for the race, pretty lonely ride and couldn’t quite catch up to the top 2 and was a few minutes off by the end. A very physical day and was shattered by the time I got home with plenty of blisters to go with it. Great track and was the 1st race on the new steed, Freestyle Husky 300, which ran an absolute treat.

Thanks to all the sponsors who keep the wheels turning and continue their support, always appreciated.

Next one is Sidcup H&H at Canada heights on 5th June. See you there!

Wibbs

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Welcome to the Freestyle Ambassador programme for 2022! We love to support local riders, racing is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion, a lifestyle, a dream!

Freestyle Ambassador Programme

Welcome to the Freestyle Ambassador programme for 2022! We love to support local riders, racing is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion, a lifestyle, a dream! Whether you are an experienced rider, working during the week to get yourself onto that start line at the weekends, or a young rising star at the start of your journey to the top, we are here to help.

The Freestyle ambassador programme offers up to ten riders per year the chance to join our team and get access to a wealth of knowledge and experience alongside in store discounts, invites to events, rider training opportunities, the exclusive Freestyle graphics for your bike and kit and much more.

The amount of support you will receive is very much down to you… Think, how can you help us? Being a sponsored rider these days is not as simple as putting a sticker on your bike and getting free stuff. Personality, character and enthusiasm are just as important as race results and a good social media presence is easily equal to having a presence in the race paddock. Can you bring customers into our showrooms? Can you increase our online presence? Can you fly the Freestyle flag in a positive light? If you think the answer to these questions is yes or even if you think that you would like to give it your best efforts and find out, then the Freestyle ambassador programme could just be for you.

All selected riders will receive:

  • Freestyle race team graphics for their bike.
  • Free kit printing with the Freestyle branding.
  • 10% off selected clothing, parts and accessories in store.
  • Invite to annual Freestyle staff and rider fun days and team building events.
  • Limited access to rider training with Freestyle Training and our full time sponsored riders.
  • Direct contacts for technical support and bike set up advice.
  • The exclusive Freestyle Athlete baseball cap.

The support is not limited there but it’s in your hands… Previous ambassadors have proved themselves and stepped up to become full sponsored riders!

Examples of what previous ambassadors have done for us:

  • Detailed race reports with photos.
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  • Talk to people in the paddock, tell them about Freestyle, hand out limited discount vouchers with your exclusive rider code.
  • Support our events by attending our monthly bike nights and practice days. Why not bring your bike along to show it off.
  • If you have contacts that are looking for bikes, clothing, training, parts then send them in to see us.
  • Use your imagination!

Again this opportunity is for rising stars and weekend warriors alike! Even if you never thought you would be sponsored but love your racing and could use some extra support then this could be for you.

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