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Balancing being a mountain bike guide with a healthy competitive streak can be a tough game to master – our man Paul shared a quick insight with us from his recent weekend on the hill.

Border Raid enduro Weekend Paul Cunningham Scotland

“How a weekend can change! Only popped down to Inners to go ride a couple of stages for fun with my mate Ritchie…thanks to Andy and Fraser from No Fuss Events and fast forward…I only went and got a late entry to the Innerleithen round of the Scottish Enduro Series!! Gulp.

Race day came – my awesome new Santa Cruz #HightowerCC was primed and ready to go…hit Stage 1 & 2 flat out feeling ‘sweet’ then on the way to Stage 3 I found out about my fellow Teammate @janeykennedy and her brutal crash!

With demons in my head I slipped and slid my way through 3, backing off a little and keeping the wheels firmly planted through the final stages.
What an epic race and event, buzzing with my bike and feeling confident in my Sweet Protection – so chuffed with 10th in the Vet’s. Get well soon Janey!”👊 👍

📷: Finlay Anderson

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