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So who is Wormy?

Photo Editor Jerry, and Social Guy, Phil Walton from Pedalnorth

catch up with this man on a mission

Phil Walton and myself (Jerry Tatton) caught up with Karl "Wormy" Chapman at Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park to find out exactly who is Wormy, where he's come from and what is his driving force.


Q: So how long have you been into biking then?

Well, I started biking around 5 years ago.

Karl seems to have no fear as he's seen here taking on one of the biggest drops at the bike park

Q: What made you take up this sport?

I had a incident where I fell 40 ft and I broke both my

Northern Downhill Hamsterley TT

Storm clouds looming, but the weather held.Whip off competition anyone?

Northern Downhill returned to Hamsterley forest for the eagerly awaited TT. One of the best sections of red trail in the area known as Transmission, Accelerator and Nitrous was the course.


When all eyes in the mountain biking world were focussed on Fort William and the UCI world cup Downhill race, Northern Downhill were providing another brilliant race in a small corner of the North East of England at Hamsterley Forest.