Over the last two years we’ve entered teams in the 12 hour races at Erlestoke, Bristol Bikefest and Bristol Oktoberfest. We’ve also entered teams into the 24 hour races at Twentyfour12 and Sleepless in the saddle. We’d never got round to riding Mountain Mayhem, billed as “the biggest 24-hour mountain bike endurance event worldwide” (Wikipedia article). This […]
The Spambiking Erlestoke12 event takes place on MOD land near the Erlestoke prison. It’s one of our favourite locations. It provides a lot of interesting singletrack. The 2012 route followed a similar layout to previous years albeit with some minor modifications. The bomb holes at the top of the hill were still probably the best
Photos from Sleepless in the saddle 2012. We entered one team of 4 (Gary Lee, Jerome Crametz, John Speed and Tom Stickland). We came 22nd out of 75 teams in the sport category. Like all the twenty four hour events of 2012 it rained. Lap times slipped from 50 minutes to one hour and ten.
Sleepless in the saddle is a 24 hour team relay race held at Catton Park in Staffordshire. See our 2011 report with photos and route map. MBSwindon go to several relay races each year and they are a good social as well as bit of a challenge. Sleepless in the Saddle website. If you haven’t
12 hour relay race in mid Wales with Red Kite Events. They showed us round the area on our MIOWEIOW ride (middle of Wales, end of the week) and also the Crychan Forest at Christmas 2011. The race runs from 8pm on the Saturday night to 8am on the Sunday morning. More details on the
The Kona / Vito Sport sponsored Bristol Oktoberfest is a 12 hour relay race on the Saturday. It is held in the Ashton Court estate near the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol and uses a route that’s approximately 6 miles long. We’ll be entering as many teams as we can fill – last year we
Sleepless in the Saddle is another of the big MTB race events. Others include Mountain Mayhem, 2412 and Bristol Bikefest. MBSwindon had an official team in the twenty four hour team race. There were also several other teams with club members in them. The route was just over 8 miles of mainly singletrack round the
Sleepless in the saddle is a 24 hour team relay race held at Catton Park in Staffordshire. MBSwindon will entering teams for this event. If you would like to take part then email phil at mbswindon dot co dot uk. You can discuss race events in our forum here.
In 2010 the Kona / Vito Sport sponsored Bristol Bikefest was a 12 hour relay race on the Saturday and a 6 hour version on the Sunday. The event is held in the Ashton Court estate near the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol and uses a route that’s approximately 6 miles long. We’ll be entering