Indian DH champ set to race British Downhill Series

India’s youngest DH champ Piyush Chavan has been grabbing podiums at National level downhill comps since 2012. With four years of gravity race experience inside his helmet, Piyush has now set his eyes on the “British Downhill Series”. The eighteen year old BBA student from Pune City is all fired up to compete with UK’s fastest racers at the ‘BDS’ – Round 2 in Nevis Range, Fort William on 16th -17th May 2015. With very limited support from sponsors, Piyush has managed to race several international comps including the ‘Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge’ –…

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Video: Project Solo | Spiti

Words/Photos/Video: Vinay Menon The ‘Himachal DH MTB Trophy’ in Solang Valley got me to the mountains earlier in July. With a week full of digging at Ski Himalayas Park and racing over the weekend, the Solang stay was wild. As the event dust settled and riders exited Manali town, I packed my gear for ‘Project Solo’. Spiti region was marked on the map and an SUV ride began from Manali thru the mega mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Metal bridges, prayer flags, snow-capped mountains in the horizon; a 12 hour photogenic drive…

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