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Sleepless in the saddle 2012 photos

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. Parts of the route became a slippery mess. I remember a bike that was too clogged to ride and too heavy to carry so pushing was the only option. I slipped back by half a step each time I pushed on the bike. It was very frustrating.

The route was adjusted overnight to cut out some of the really muddy sections and conditions did improve somewhat.

It was a bad year for the big events: Twentyfour12 was a washout (we were there) and Mountain Mayhem was a total mudfest.

SITS results 2012 (zip file).

Photos from 2011.

Sleepless in the saddle 2011 (24 hour relay race)

Sleepless in the saddle bike race.

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.

Random Flickr photo set of Sleepless in the Saddle.

Sleepless in the saddle route map from 2009.
Route map of the Sleepless in the saddle course.

Team events 2011

We’re entering teams to 5 main events in 2011. Click on the images below to go to the event page on MBSwindon. Entry is open to all members – if you fancy having a go then follow the instructions on the links below.

Discussion forum for team events 2011.

Riders are free to enter these and any other mountain bike events using the MBSwindon name. We like the publicity.

Bristol Bikefest

11th-12th June 2011 –
Event page

Mountain Mayhem 2011 logo.

Mountain Mayhem
17th – 19th June
Event page

Twentyfour12 mountain bike event logo 2011.

23rd-24th July 2011
Event page

Sleepless in the saddle bike race.

Sleepless in the saddle
6th – 7th August 2011
Event page

Bristol Oktoberfest
15th October 2011
Event page