Downhill heaven in Devon – Katy Curd and Jake Ireland tear it up at Gawton

The weather was far from heavenly but it looks like Rose-Vaujany's Katy Curd and Mountain Biking UK's Jake 'Teaboy' Ireland still had a blast when they headed down to Devon this weekend to check out the new uplift service and downhill track at Gawton Gravity Hub.

The centre now has four DH trails – speedy HSD, super-tech Egypt, flat-out Super Tavi and the super-fun new Proper Job. And there's no more pushing to the top, as FlyUp Downhill (of Forest of Dean fame) are officially opening their new Friday-to-Monday uplift service on 1 February.

So, what's the verdict? “With time for 12 runs in a day, Freelap timing and so much different stuff to ride, blasting down the steep hillside is enough to wear out even the quickest pros,” reckons Jake. Check out some of the pair's helmet cam footage below, along with some piccies courtesy of www.flyupdownhill.co.uk.

Source: Fly-up Downhill, Gawton from Jake Ireland and Katy Curd

Riders: Katy Curd, Jake Ireland
Location: Gawton Gravity Hub, Tamar Valley, Devon, England
Bikes: Rose Beef Cake (Katy), Nukeproof Mega (Jake)
Filmer: Self-filmed
Music: Kevin MacLeod – Latin Industries

Katy Curd rails a berm on the new Proper Job trail. Picture by FlyUp Downhill

Katy Curd rails a berm on the new Proper Job trail

Jake Ireland gets some air under his wheels. Picture by FlyUp Downhill

Jake Ireland gets some air under his wheels

There's nothing quite like playing tag with your mates down some techy DH trails. Picture by FlyUp Downhill

There's nothing quite like playing tag with your mates down some techy DH trails

Katy may be the British 4X champ but she's pretty quick downhill too. Picture by FlyUp Downhill

Katy may be the British 4X champ but she's pretty quick downhill too

You can read more about the trip on Katy's website. More info at www.flyupdownhill.co.uk and www.gawtongravityhub.co.uk.

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