ON A R R OLL Nicola, who started mountain biking 10 years ago, loves downhill racing
He's enthusiastic about all types of skiing from carving on piste, off-piste, slalom, downhill racing
and bumps to touring, and has worked in the Alps for a good while now with several companies.
The former model, who lost her left leg in a road accident in 1993, has been in training for several months as she struggles to learn downhill racing
Participants must display their skill in downhill racing
and the slalom, before gunning down an elk and designing a jacket that will resurrect the fortunes of clothing giants C & A.
He said: "I've always taken part in two-wheel sports such as BMX and motocross, so downhill racing
is really in my blood.
WILLAMETTE PASS - Downhill racing
is one thing when you're on skis, swooping across wide-open slopes, negotiating gates well away from the closest tree, and when falling means a plunge in soft snow.
The concept of downhill racing
is to get down the mountain as fast as possible.
Gary Forrest, Scottish national downhill racing
champion, is also building a black, or highest rating, 3km trail off the Deadwater route.
The development of two-tonne heavy ultra-spongy mountain bikes has come about as a result of the refinement of off-road downhill racing
He enjoyed 'extreme' sports before they had the name: downhill racing
, surfing, parasailing, full-impact ice hockey, motorcycle riding, you name it," and also felt, Brinkley believes, "inexplicably drawn to combat.