Last Sunday saw the winner of Mountain Biking UK's Steve Peat Syndicate competition take victory in the opening round of the Halo British Downhill Series at Nant Gwrtheyrn in Wales.
Michael Vickers fended off tough competition last year to win a place on the squad, which offers up-and-coming racers the chance to ride at a professional level with the help of a world-class support team. And victory in the Senior Men category - his first outing with the team - will justify the decision by our sister magazine to go with Michael ahead of a huge field of competition.
Michael is writing a blog over on Mountain Bike UK's site about his life on the team and will be a regular poster throughout the season. His first post following his win last weekend is now up, so head over there and check it out.