Final Details
Dear Pivot Twentyfour12 rider
Here are your event final details, we hope it covers everything you need to know...if not, don't be afraid to email us back any questions you may have.
Venue:
The Venue is Newnham Park, a private country estate in Plympton on the outskirts of Plymouth. It is a 1500 acre estate owned by the Cobbold Family for about the last 900 years and provides a great setting for this years event. For Sat Nav the venue postcode is PL7 5BN but this covers the whole of the estate. From the A38 take the Plympton turn off and then follow signs for Lee Moor or Newnham Industrial Estate, as you pass through the industrial estate you will then pick up signs for the event and also normal road signage for Newnham Park. It is about 2 miles from the A38. The Newnham Park estate lies about half a mile from Colebrook Village which has a Pub, Fish and Chip Shop and Spar, about 200metres further away in Plympton is a Tesco express and then a little further to the main Co-Op supermarket and a range of shops in Plympton...all walkable or a short drive from the venue. The Newnham Park estate has an excellent map here, you need to follow that map to the showfield...not The Shooting Ground.

Format
For those new to this, this event is open to Solos, Pairs, Teams.  For Pairs and Teams it is essentially a relay race and all relays need to be performed in the transition area (this is the only area for hand over and riders handing over outside of this area are liable to penalties and possible disqualification). The 24 hour race and the 12 hour race begin together at midday on Saturday, it is an on bike start. At midnight on Saturday the 12 hour race will end (all riders will be able to finish the laps they are on as long as it was started before midnight) and the new Torchbearer 12 race will begin. At midday on Sunday the 24 hour and Torchbearer races will end (again all laps started before midday can be completed). 

 
Schedule
Thursday July 21
1700-2300     Site opens for first campers.
Friday July 22
0900             Site opens for all 
1200             Event registration, trade stands and catering open.
1300-1900     Course open for official practice
1800-2000     Dartmoor Brewery beer and live music
2130-2300     Open air cinema on big screen...bring a blanket.
2300             Bedtime and generator curfew in camping areas
 
Saturday July 23
0800             Site Opens, final registration
0930             24 minute race begins (under 16) - note new time
1000             12 minutes race (under 8s)
1020             12 minute race (8-12)
1100             Race briefing 
1115             Registration closes
1200             24 hour and 12 hour races begin
1300             Registration re opens for Torchbearer late arrivals
2400             12 hour race ends, Torchbearer12 race begins.
Sunday July 24
1200             Race ends all categories
1300             Presentations all categories
Monday July 25
1100             Campsite closes

Facilities
The event is set up so once there you shouldn't really need to leave the site (unless you run out of beer). We have lots of caterers this year and we hope you like them, with crepes, jacket spuds, pizza and loads if variety . Friday evening will also feature some free beer courtesy of Dartmoor Brewery. Revolution sports physio will be offering massage and sports injury services to keep you moving (and pre event massages for £10) and our lighting sponsor Exposure Lights will have 24 hour light charging facilities for all lighting brands at no cost. Clif Bar will have free samples and will be inserting one of their great tasting bars in the event goody bags and Topeak will be offering an enhanced mechanical support area. Main event sponsors Pivot will be offering the biggest demo fleet thwy have presented in Europe with over 25 bikes for you to try, live entertainment, big screen TV and some comfort in our retro lounge. ROTOR UK will be on site all weekend for you to test ride Narrow wide single Qrings , they also have some great deals on rotor and absoluteblack components.
 
Other brands exhibiting include Torq energy, Singular Cycles, the Beerbabe, knobblies, rubena tyres and Islabikes with their demo fleet.
 

 
Lights
Exposure Lights will be providing charging, hiring and full through the night lighting support.
Light hire is available by emailing info@use1.co.uk there will be bar and helmet lights available and you will be taken through setup and usage at the time of collection. Bar lights are charged at £15 and helmet lights at £10. There will be limited light hire on the day so pre-book to ensure you’re covered for the race.
Test out the latest British made Exposure Lights with innovative technology and huge outputs to keep you at full speed throughout the night.
On the day sale offers will be available so if drop by to see what’s on offer.
If you’re in need of a mid race battery top-up just come along to the Exposure Lights charging stations, all you need is your light but if you’re not an Exposure Lights user bring your charger too.

Course
Newnham offers a great range of tracks for this race and with a dry forecast things are looking good. W expect the final course to be just over 12k with some new sections and we will post some more info on our facebook page this week. There will be 2 strava sections - the Clif Climb (different to last few years) and the extended Topeak Traverse. A link to the planned course https://www.strava.com/activities/645083953
 
Camping
The site is well served by drinking water taps and there will be plenty of portaloos. The event showers will be available from Thursday evening and will be on throughout the night on Saturday night. There is a separate camping area for solos and another quiet camping area where generators are not allowed. We also have around 2km of trackside camping available to allow the 12 hour riders to keep the 24 hour riders motivated after midnight.... The Newnham Estate have requested that all dogs be kept on a lead at all times, they also request that you do not light campfires and all barbeques are kept off the ground.

The Race
Yes it is a race and Prizes from our event sponsors will be awarded to top 3 in each of the 12 hour and 24 hour categories where there are 5 or more entrants and to the winner where there are less than 5 entrants. 
 
Other stuff:
No you don't need a rear light please don't use one.
We recommend a good front light and an additional helmet torch for back up and extra vision. 
We would like everyone to attend the race briefing if possible.
No we cannot reserve you a camping space, but there is enough room for everybody.
No, there are no electric hook ups. 
Please don't email any team changes now- we will deal with them at registration.
Please leave a facebook review.
We have a few surprises up our sleeves too but we can't really tell you about those...

So pack your bags, charge your lights and we'll see you there...

 

Pivot Twentyfour12

Now in its eleventh year, TwentyFour12 returns even bigger and better than ever on 23-24th July alongside a brand new title sponsor, Pivot Cycles.

Born in the same year as TwentyFour12’s first ever running, 2016 marks the fifth year that Pivot has been involved with the event and it will see the US brand taking centre stage as the title sponsor for the first time.

As well as enjoying the world-class trails of the much loved Newnham Park course, riders will be treated to all the top class entertainment synonymous with TwentyFour12 as well as the latest bikes from the Pivot range to drool over and take for a spin. The full Pivot demo fleet will be available to try out including the brand new Pivot Switchblade, the ultra-fast Mach4 cross country race bike and the iconic Pivot LES hardtail.

“We are very excited to title sponsor this amazing long-running event” says Rory Hitchens, Marketing Manager for Pivot’s UK distributor, Upgrade Bikes Ltd.

“TwentyFour12 holds a magic place in the mountain bike calendar and the varied terrain of Newnham Park is ideally suited to our bikes so make sure you come along and try them out”

“If you want to compare times between one of our bikes and your own ride, we will even let you take one out for a lap of the race. We look forward to seeing you at Pivot TwentyFour12” He concludes.

As well as demoing the latest and greatest from Pivot, riders and visitors will be truly spoiled with one of the best TwentyFour12 line-ups ever.

New for 2016 is a large outdoor movie screen that will be showing a variety of films across the weekend and, joining the wide range of onsite caterers, there will be a fresh pizza vendor to keep your tastebuds satisfied and live music to while away the evening to.

Camping at TwentyFour12 has long been free and a central part of the fun of the event. As introduced in 2015, not only are you able to camp trackside in the 2km length of free course side camping but the camping packages have been extended so you can now spend the whole week at the venue.

Newnham Park is also a safe and enclosed environment for children to play and ride their bikes so they can have fun with all the new friends they are likely to make with other children from across the country whilst you relax or ride.

There is a wide range of race categories to choose from depending on your age and how long you or your team wants to ride. In addition to the marathon 24-hour race, there are two 12-hour options – one that starts at midday and the Torchbearer kicking off at midnight. Within each race there is a choice of solo, pair or team entry as well as the ‘Just for Fun’ relay option for teams of up to 8 people. Entries close on July 13th and, at time of writing, places are selling extremely quickly in all categories with all Solo categories now full.

More information and links to registration can be found at www.twentyfour12.com You can follow all the news as it happens on the event Twitter @twenteefour12 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/twenteefour12/

To find out more about the Pivot range you can visit www.pivotcycles.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/PivotCycles , Instagram www.instagram.com/pivot_cyclesusa/ and Twitter www.twitter.com/Pivot_CyclesUSA #YourNextBike

 With just one week left to enter click on the online entry link and be a part of one of Britain's best MTB weekends. 

       



Rider Comments
Great course. Great atmosphere. 
Great event. I loved it. A big
thanks to everyone involved.
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After an amazing 10 year's with Bontrager we are so pleased to have signed Pivot Cycles as our new title sponsor. The guys are Pivot are bringing their European demo fleet and really getting behind the event. We have some exciting plans for the future and are really happy to have found a partner that has been a supporter of the event for a while and is ready to help us take the next step.