The UCI Downhill World Cup Season is here! Let's bench race...

The UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup Season kicks off this coming weekend in Fort William so, what better time to do some good ol' fashioned bench racing!

During this episode of The Ride Companion Olly Wilkins and Davi share their opinions on the biggest team changes and news, discuss wether Brendan Fairclough has retired, share their fantasy downhill picks and debate pre race practice ethics. Olly talks about his time building a trail in Sicily, Davi shares his life changing revelation, SL e-bikes and of course... the DEATHGRIP2 premiere!

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