KING OF THE HILL
WOR Events ran something rather special on Saturday evening, as Berwyn Leisure Park, near Oswestry, played host to both the sixth round of the Putoline XC Championship series and a WOR Event on Sunday.
However, Saturday evening saw an extraordinary hill-climb challenge, attempted by many but conquered by one –Relentless Suzuki Enduro rider, Paul Edmondson. Set on a steep valley side, the course ran for approximately 750 metres on loose shale and grass, with virtually no run-up to the hill. A nasty kicker right at the start of the climb saw riders lose momentum and have to fight for every inch gained up the nigh-on impossible incline.
To add to the challenge, the Welsh weather joined in and it rained solidly as darkness fell, but the only rider to beat the beast was Fast Eddy aboard his RM-Z450.
Despite several failed attempts, Edmondson, used every ounce of skill and determination to weave his way to the top. In the end it was pure pride and the refusal to be beaten that saw Edmondson conquer the climb in near darkness, where all others had failed. Endurance at its best, brought out by WOR’s innovative challenge.