Enter a MTB Event
There’s a busy weekend-to-weekend calendar for 2016 of races, sportives and social rides, so there’s plenty to choose from. Here’s a few of our annual favourites to get involved with:
– Scott Marathon MTB Series
Now in it’s 16th year, the exciting Scott Marathon MTB Series is back with 5 rounds spread throughout England and Wales. Choosing between 25km, 50km and 75km, these routes are the perfect way to try out the sportive scene, without race pressures. With 5 rounds throughout 2016, why not start with 25km and work your way up to 75km for your 2016 challenge?
– The Wild Boar Chase (May 15th 2016)
Set in the beautiful forest areas of the Gloucestershire, the Forest of Dean Wild Boar Race is a highlight of the year. Boasting a mixed bag of cycle paths, fire roads, single tracks and bridleways, the Wild Boar Chase is an event to look forward to.
There are 4 different route options: The Small Boar (21 miles), The Forest Boar (26 miles), The Wye Boar (40 miles), and The Full Boar (45 miles). This event is fun and friendly, and suitable for the whole family.
– Red Bull Foxhunt (TBC)
For the past two years, Rachel Atherton and Red Bull have hosted the Foxhunt event. A women’s only mass start race in the heart of the Pentlands in Scotland.
This is a perfect way to dip your toe into the race scene, meet some fantastic women and rub shoulders with the World Champ herself. The weekend consists of food, entertainment, yoga and of course… riding bikes! A must in any female MTBr’s calendar. Details for 2016 have not yet been released, but keep an eye out!
– Megavalanche (July 4th – 10th)
If you fancy a mammoth of a challenge for you and your MTB, then look no further than the epic Megavalanche. Running since 1995, the Megavalanche has earned its reputation for being the most gnarly event in the diary. Mass start race 3300m up on a glacier, in the beautiful setting of Alpe D’Huez, and finishing 2600m down. Something to really get your tyres dirty with, and sneak a little holiday time in there too!