Video & article // MOREWOOD UNITED-RIDE //27 octobre
Your first year travelling the full world cup serie is always a special year. This year Tim Bentley, member of the Morewood United-Ride team, did it. Here is an interview of him shot in Tignes, this video summarizes our season through the eyes of our rooky:
Tim Bentley's words:
My first season as a world cup downhill rider has to be one of the best years of my life and an experience like no other. Since I was a little kid I've always dreamed of riding the WC circuit with riders such as Steve peat, Greg Minaar and Sam hill, and this year, this dream came true. I thought this would never have happened.
Through out the season I gained a lot of experience and learned a lot of new things, I saw so many new places and met so many cool people. I rode at places that I always dreamed of riding such as Whistler and the Alps.
The travelling throughout the season was crazy, I went to over 10 countries in one year spending days in the car or on an airplane. But in the end the time spent travelling was worth the destination. I dont think I want to see an airport for a while now.
In terms of the racing it went well, maybe not as well as I wanted it to go. I had some good races and a few where I had no luck at all, but from each race I gained more experience and learned from my mistakes. It definitely gives me more motivation for the next season and to up my riding and results.
I just want to thank all the people who supported me for this year, all my sponsors, Fabien my manager, my parents, my girlfriend and all my friends who believed in me. I couldn't have done it without them. I'm definitely excited more than ever for next season to see what happens and how I can improve my riding.
It has been an amazing season on so many points, so far the best season for the team. Results from Mick Pascal, Fabien Cousinié and Tim Bentley include, 5th at World Champs, French champion, winner of the avalanche cup of Lyon, winner of Crankworx Colorado DH, 1st, 3rd and 4th at the national French series overall, podium at the DH of Paris Montmartre…
We also spent some amazing time off the tracks and also doing some video shooting. Here is a selection of pictures taken along the road and along the tracks this season.