This is my first posting on RetroBike, so hello to everyone !
I've been a keen mountain biker since 1988 (when I was 14) and I'm one of those people who never throws things away ! I'd probably still be racing on my '89 Explosif if it hadn't been nicked 10 years ago...
I recently found my old VHS recording of the 1989 Carlsberg UK Mountain Bike Championships, that I taped off ITV 20 years ago. It's sort of what got me and a few friends into racing. I've uploaded the first 10 minutes to YouTube, the rest to follow.
It's amazing seeing Phil Liggett having to explain what a mountain bike is. Despite the sport being in its infancy back then, the UK champs that year appears to have been very well organised. In fact, I don't think x-country racing has really improved much since then.
Anyway, that's enough nattering, here's my vid: