by Ben Haworth
December 4, 2009
Online entries are now live – http://www.xcracer.com/jn_raceentry/viewevent.php?event_id=66
Here’s the Press Release in full…
“Challenge the Day!”
In a celebration of 24 hour MTB soloing, we are proud to announce an event that takes 24 hour endurance racing to it’s pure soul by introducing – 24 Hours of Exposure – The UK’s first Solo 24 Hour MTB Championships.
24 hour soloing is fast becoming one of the most popular categories in the world of endurance racing and now we aim to provide a tailor made opportunity for riders to pit themselves against their peers, the elements and whatever the mountain bike gods deem fit to throw at riders in pursuit of their goals. Only their strength of both body and mind stands between them and the ultimate aim: the UK Solo MTB Championship title.
This will be a true test worthy of championship status incorporating a tantalising and motivating 10-mile + loop around some of the best all weather trails that our partners, 7Stanes, can provide in Newcastleton.
For the winner in each category there will be an exclusive, specially designed championship jersey along with a handsome prize purse, not forgetting a few random spot prizes thrown in to encourage everyone to complete this arduous mission.
Open to anyone over the age of 18, novice or experienced, everyone will receive first class support with all facilities right on trackside from light charging by our title sponsor Exposure Lights through to mechanics and tech support, to make this one of your best ever 24 hr experiences.
If you’re ready to challenge the day, then this is the one 24 hr event you can’t afford to miss.
Brought to you by the organisers of the groundbreaking ‘Montane Kielder 100’, SIP Events have teamed up with Exposure Lights, 7Stanes, Rock UK, Morvelo and XCRacer to provide you with yet another thrilling race experience.
Rory Hitchens of USE/Exposure Lights delightedly explained USE’s involvement with this dynamic new event: “This is the race to challenge yourself at, to make your mark and to undertake that Solo effort you’ve always promised yourself, in this respect we are very excited to sponsor the Championship.
“We encourage all riders to make their own bid for glory and take part in the 24hrs of Exposure and also look forward to the ultimate showdown of British talent for the National titles. We at Exposure Lights also realize that in order to succeed in any challenging event like this, preparation is the key, and by announcing the event we aim to give riders a strong chance to get those winning base miles in now, and Exposure Lights will be guiding their way forward through these long winter months!”
The date to remember:
22nd-23rd May 2010
Rock UK, Whithaugh Park, Newcastleton.
Keep an eye out for more information over the coming months as we dot the ‘i’s’ and cross the ‘t’s’. This is one event not to be missed!
For more information on this exciting new event please visit: www.24hoursolo.co.uk