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Erlestoke 12 race 2014 from SPAM Biking

Erlestoke Tim Rose 06 yogaWe really enjoyed the Erlestoke 12 race in 2013 (and 2012 and 2011). It’s back for 2014 and at the same great venue; a wooded hill on land owned by the MOD near Salisbury plain.

There’s a choice of 12 hour and 6 hour races plus categories for solo, pairs, teams of 4 including male, female, mixed and singlespeed (makes sense). Erlestoke 12 website (not updated for 2014 yet).

More info on xcracer.com.

If you want to take part then let us know via the contact page or on the Facebook event page.

Erlestoke 12 race 2013 from SPAM Biking

Race start at Erlestoke 12.

We really enjoyed the Erlestoke 12 race in 2012 and 2011 (see the 2011 photos and video). It’s back for 2013 and at the same great venue; a wooded hill on land owned by the MOD near Salisbury plain.

There’s a choice of 12 hour and 6 hour races plus categories for solo, pairs, teams of 4 including male, female, mixed and singlespeed (makes sense). Erlestoke 12 website.

If you want to take part then let us know via the contact page or on the Facebook event page.

2013 Gravity Team Announced

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2013 sponsors

 Ski and summer morzine logo 2013

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 Hargroves Cycles

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 Muc-Off UK Bike Park logo

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 Mike Buss logo

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See the Gravity Team page on MBSwindon plus the  Facebook page. Keep up to date via Twitter.

We are excited to announce the Gravity team for 2013:

  • James Scott (Captain)
  • Jason Pinkney
  • Mike Brazier
  • Dion Thomas
  • Pete Gowland
  • Antonio Fiore.

James, Jason, Mike, Dion and Pete will be racing mainly in gravity enduro events this year with a focus on the Enduro1 series. They’ll also be racing in more of the Mini Enduro races and the major UK Gravity Enduro Series. The Mondraker Gravity Rally in June is shaping up to be another great social event where we’re hoping for a big MB Swindon contingent.

Antonio will be the main DH rider for the team racing at loads of the regional events including Forest of Dean, UK Bike Park, Aston Hill and the Pearce Cycles races. See our gravity events list.

With most of the races being local (Quantocks, Forest of Dean, Swinley Forest) it will be great to see your support and please have a go yourself – you are welcome to enter as “MB Swindon” still! And if you show you’re good enough, you could make the team next year. There’ll be several friendly faces at almost any given event to give tips and moral support – the more times we see “MB Swindon” on the entry list the better! Races are often just as much about the social as the race itself.

Finally all the team riders have already been enthusiastic and vocal about getting more gravity based rides and events going on so if you want to suggest something or join on a trip just let us know, we’re expecting several uplift days and trips to some more technically challenging ride locations. First one being the Mid-week Uplift at our sponsor – Muc-Off UK Bike Park, there’s discounted rates for MBSwindon members and there’s been loads of places taken already.

See the Gravity Team page on MBSwindon plus the  Facebook page. Keep up to date via Twitter.

New Gravity team page in place

Innerleithen mtb trail jumpThe MBSwindon gravity race team page is now online.

It shows our sponsors, event series and dates of individual races. The club will be present at all of these events. Keep in touch if you’d like to come along either to ride, support, or to help run the events.

We are also keen to hear from any photographers who could attend and send in photos for this website. Contact info here.

See our gravity team Facebook page and the club twitter feed to keep up to date.

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Ski and Summer Morzine to sponsor our gravity race team.

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We are pleased to announce that Ski and Summer Morzine are sponsoring our gravity race team in 2013. The gravity race team join our recently launched cross country team.

The team will attending approximately 20 enduro and gravity race events over the season. 

Ski and Summer Morzine are well known to us – they were responsible for our successful 2012 and 2011 summer trips to the alps. We’re returning in 2013 (August dates to be announced soon). Plus we also have an offer on a 2014 winter sports trip and a Alsace region wine tasting cycling holiday.

The team are also sponsored by Hargroves Cycles and Mike Buss PT gym.

Follow the team via the Facebook page and the MBSwindon twitter feed.

We are looking for a fourth sponsor for our team. Contact us for more information. 

All of our sponsors offer  club members discounts on products and services. See our complete list.

 

MBSwindon race team update

MBSwindon race team photo.

The MBSwindon cross country race team are sponsored by:

Our 5 sponsored riders for 2013 are:

  • Lee Morgan (Team Captain) – Open male
  • Anna Cipullo – Elite Female
  • Stuart Selwood – Open Male
  • John Speed – Open Male
  • Malcolm Toop-Rose – Open Male 

Keep up to date via the MBSwindon race team Facebook page and our regular Twitter updates.

MBSwindon Race Team news

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Keep up to date with the race team plans via the race team Facebook page and the  MBSwindon twitter feed.

Sponsors for the 2013 season are:

If you are interested in helping the team with sponsorship or services then please contact us.

 

Riders for the 2013 Season are:

  • Lee Morgan (Team Captain) – Open male
  • Anna Cipullo – Elite Female
  • Stuart Selwood – Open Male
  • Dion Thomas – Open Male
  • Malcolm Toop-Rose – Vet Male

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.

Erlestoke 12 race 2012

Race start at Erlestoke 12.

We really enjoyed the Erlestoke 12 race in 2011 (see the photos and video). It’s back for 2012 and at the same great venue; a wooded hill on land owned by the MOD near Salisbury plain.

There’s a choice of 12 hour and 6 hour races plus categories for solo, pairs, teams of 4 including male, female, mixed and singlespeed (makes sense). Erlesoke 12 website.

If you want to take part then let us know via the contact page or by posting on this page (below).

Bristol Oktoberfest 2011 (relay race).


Rider at the Bristol Oktoberfest.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 had singles and teams of two, three and four. If you want to take part then email phil at mbswindon dot co dot uk. Everyone is welcome to take part. You can also discuss the event on our forum here.

Bristol Oktoberfest website.

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Report and photos from the 2010 Oktoberfest.
Ride report from Ashton Court and surrounding area.


Location map.

View Bikefest Ashton Court + 50 Acre + Leigh Woods in a larger map

Bristol oktoberfest route map from 2010.
Map of route for 2010 Bristol Bikefest Oktoberfest