Mountain Bikers out in force this weekend

31 07 2012

Audlem CC will be well represented on the MTB front this coming weekend.    A team of 4 riders (Dave Cooper, Dan Tomlinson, George Pennel, Matthew Harrison) will be taking part in the annual “Sleepless in the Saddle” event at Caton Park in Staffordshire.   This is a 24 hour marathon that starts at midday on Saturday 4th and finishes at noon on the Sunday.     Meanwhile further south in Somerset Tim Ball will be competing in his 9th consecutive Exmoor Explorer Challenge on Sunday – a 35 to 40 mile event on the National Parks’ bridleways and trails.   This event uses a different route each year which is not announced until race day.     The Sleepless event has solo, pairs and teams entered whereas the Exmoor Explorer is a solo only event (500+ entrants this year).     The weather will no doubt do it’s best to make life difficult for all competitors but let’s hope it’s a bit drier than the Mountain Mayhem event held at the end of June!! (see pic right)   For more information visit the following sites;  Exmoor Explorer,  Sleepless in the Saddle,    Mountain Mayhem photos.     Not to be out done on the “no sleep front”   Tim will be competing in the Dusk til Dawn 12 hour MTB race in Thetford Forest in October  Dusk til Dawn Thetford Forest

(A report on the 2009 Exmoor event can be found in the archived pages – click on August 2009 in the drop down menu on the right of this page)


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