Category Guide

24 HOUR RACE

Solo (18+) - As it says 24 hours on your own with only your pit helper/s and a few hundred riders on course for company. Designated solo area trackside for you to leave kit/equipment/helpers.

Solo Veteran
(40+) - A second year category by popular request for men and women. Designated solo pit area and prizes for the top 3 men and women.

There are 100 solo places available 2018. 

Pairs (18+) - Two riders racing in relay, you decide the team tactics and how many laps each rider does. (20 places available)

Open (18+) - Relay format, this will be the most popular category in the 24 hour event. This is an up to 5 rider category for Men, Women and Mixed Teams.  

Veterans - A new separate category. 4 Riders in a team must have a combined age 170+ or 210+ for a 5 riders team

Just For Fun (16+) - Relay, teams of up to 8.
This category is for those who want to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the social side of the event and not be too inconvenienced with the chore of riding their bikes for more than one or two laps. May suit work groups, clubs or people with low quality lighting systems! Ride as much or as little as you wish. 

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12 HOUR RACE

Midday start, Midnight Finish

Solos (18+) - 1 rider, 12 hours, finish at Midnight and crack open the Beers and enjoy the midnight entertainment. 

Solo Veterans (40+) - as above but for the more 'experienced' rider.

Pairs (18+) - 2 riders in relay, you decide how you divide the load.

Teams of 4 - 4 riders in relay.

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THE TORCHBEARER 12

Midnight start, Midday Finish
Solos only - just you and the darkness...but you do get the sunrise too...

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ISLABIKE 3 STAGE KIDS RACE

 
One of the highlights of the event weekend has always been the kid's races - with over 100 children taking part in 2017. With the timing of the school holidays being a little more friendly in 2018 we have now grown the concept to a 2 day, 3 stage event with the support of Islabikes. 
Friday July 27th will feature 2 stages - A 2km Time Trial and a Dirt Crit with the final stage being the traditional 12 and 24 minute races on Saturday morning. Categories are spilt down into age groups and based on the child age on the day of the event: 

Wolverines - U16's 
Sabres - U12's 
Storms - U10's 
Rogues - U8's 

Entrants into the Islabikes Junior Stage Race are automatically entered into their appropriate 12/24 minute race on Saturday Morning. 
If the stage race is not for you but you still want to enter the 12 or 24 minute race then entries are available on the day. Please remember entries are limited therefore if places fill up for the 3 stage than places may not be available on the day.  
Thanks to Islabikes for their support in making this happen and they will be bringing their full demo fleet along too.

Mach 6 Mountain Bike Enduro 27th July


Back in the day Newnham Park was regarded as one of the best XC World Cup courses in the world. What made it special was it's "Gnarly" (yes they used that word back then) downhills which made the venue famous. Sections like the "Pipeline" and "Cottage Return" used to put the fear of god into the best riders in the world. 2018 is 25years since the venue held it's 1st ever world cup and we thought it would be great to bring some of these sections back. Not they are too risky to be riding in the middle of the night 12 hours into an Endurance event so what could we do... Well the answer is to put on an Enduro during the Friday before the event where riders can have some fun riding the sections without tiring themselves out before the main event.  

6 short stages taking in some of the old favourites and a few new ones that will challenge any rider. The rider with the quickest times overall for all 6 stages is the winner... Simple but loads and loads of Fun!  

Limited to 50 riders so don;t sleep on getting your entry in!