by Ben Haworth
January 12, 2010
Martyn from the Soggy Squad: “On Saturday we had to postpone soggy bottom 2 until this Sunday the 17th a mixture of conditions, forecast and logistical issues made it too dangerous to go ahead. The forecast this week is a lot milder and things round here are already starting to melt so we’re pretty confident things will be ok this weekend.”
Soggy Bottom Round 2
Sunday January 17
All those New Year resolutions will have an opportunity to be tested this weekend as the first race of the year takes place at Newnham Park – Soggy Bottom Round 2.
A fun but challenging 3.5 mile course will present the 300+ riders with an interesting way to start their mountain bike year and if the racing doesn’t work out then they can always console themselves with a hot cuppa and a bacon roll in the event Cafe… another resolution blown.
The Soggy Bottom series has been providing a staple winter diet for south west riders for the last 6 years with beginners and national level racers enjoying the unique soggy atmosphere and facilities. A large hard standing car park, electronic timing, flushing loos, Hope Sh1t Shifter bike wash man, prizes for top 3 men and women in each category, free Accelerade samples and a large cake for the most successful county in the Battle of the Bottom Borders will mean a good day out for all and a chance to burn some serious calories. Joolze Dymond will be there taking pics of all.
Fun, Grand Veteran and under 16 races are at 1000 and then Expert/Masters/Sport and Veteran at 1300.
Online pre-entry is available at www.xcracer.com
The Soggy Bottom Series is sponsored by Accelerade, Shred, Certini, The Bike Cellar, Plymouth Cycle Scene, Silverfish and XCracer.com