NICK POPHAM'S PORTFOLIO 2012
I started mountain biking about 21 years ago but never really got into racing,
but with my first Cannondale Super V I started enjoy it and to ride fast.
I have been married to my lovely wife Sue of 16 years this years we have 3 boy ranging from Alex 4 , Oli 10 and
Josh 13 years old who is my pit crew bike washer and bottles at races for me.
I started mountain biking for cycle shack in 2010 racing at Sleepless in the Saddle in 2011 then mountain mayhem 2011 by making my mark riding on the shack team by producing some of the fastest laps in his team to get 1st at sleepless and and 5th mayhem in the 4 man team.
ChainReaction eliminator event in 2010 which I done and won at Bluit wells in 2010.
2nd at bike radar castle donnington in the timed garmin challenge beat steve peat time. 2010
I regularly do all the Chain reaction 50k events and always return first by over 30min early, I have tried a few Exposure night races and achived 6th at ruthin in 2011.
2011 Midlands XC got 6th in the series
2011 open National races to test the water I came 1st margam park 2nd dalby and 4th in sherwood british cycling
I Starting the cross season at the shops request in September for which went from strength to strength a 2nd in Stratford then finishing my final race finishing 2nd in wolverhampton. on ebut last race of the series.
2012 saw my first long distance 70 k chain reaction race 3rd in vets
2012 Hit the north 2.30 hr endurance 3rd in vets
2012 Midlands hicks lodge 6th
2012 Midlands cannock chase 7th
2012 Midlands birchall 4th
2012 2nd for series so far
Nationals Sherwood vets 23rd from starting 100 on the grid
Nationals dalby 8th
The dyfi 2012 2nd in vets 2hr 48min
FNSS Leister 1st place
3rd Hancurch xc rd4
Won midlands 2012 Midland Regional Championships to get the Title
5th in the series midlands xc
Erlestoke pairs 12hr 3rd
Mountain Mayhem 2012 3rd Sport 1st in Vets very wet
Cannock Chase Classic 2012 1st Place
National Champs 2012 Wasing 27th after punchered then crash but finished race
Back on the Bash rd4 Storidge 1st place 3rd for the series
Notts n derby rd1 Hardwick Hall Peak District 7th v40
WMCCL MIDLANDS CYCLECROSS
WMCCL rd1 pitcher oaks after a crash on the last few laps 5th v40 - 20th overall in senior
WMCCL rd2 sundown park 4th v40 - 19th overall in senior
WMCCL rd3 cannock chase 4th v40 - 15th overall in senior
WMCCL rd4 Aldersley 3rd v40 - 17th overall in senior
WMCCL rd5 Solihull 2nd v40 - 9th overall in senior
WMCCL rd6 Misterton on holiday
WMCCL rd7 rearanged Henley in Arden 3rd v40 - 10th overall in senior
WMCCL rd8 Baggeridge 3rd v40 11th overall in senior
BOXING DAY KENILWORTH 4TH VETS - OVERALL SENIOR 11TH
WMCCL rd9 Newpost 1st v40 - 5th overall in senio
rWMCCL rd10 Newport overall in senior
SERIES STANDINGS 3rd V40-49