Words: Portage Media
Images: Neon Velo
Photo: 28 year old Jeremy Durrin, originally from Massachusetts and now riding for the UK-based Neon Velo team, is the first of the flamethrowers to throw his hat in the ring and enter the upcoming Squirrelcross event in Dunfermline. His palmares are super impressive, having been a major force in US cyclocross before turning his attentions to Europe and World Championship cross events.
Durrin has visited Scotland before from his English base and lapped up the excitement and enthusiasm of the final Dig in at the Dock event held in Bo’ness. Jeremy will be accompanied at the event by good friend James McCallum and both are up for the challenge of the compact Pittencreiff venue.
In latest news, Durrin will be lining up against some top class racers, including the mercurial Davie Lines (Wheelbase-Altura), Gary McDonald (Hope Factory Racing) and the aforementioned McCallum (What's your Meta?).
The event (to be held on Saturday the 26th of August) is the first cross event ever held in the park. The mile long circuit has benefitted from the input of David Hamill and there is now a full mile long circuit and a course that will hold 80 riders per race. Entries are already filing up nicely, with close to 100 places taken.
Also look out in the coming weeks for info on a cross camp promoted in the Dunfermline area on the eve of the event By Durrin and McCallum.