March 31, 2010
The 7 day MTB stage challenge 14th – 21st August 2010
Spring is slowly breaking through and the preparations for this year’s MTB endurance highlight, the Gore Bike Wear TransWales powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport are in full flow.
Course now live:
John has been very busy over the last few weeks finalising the course for the 2010 TransWales. The 2010 course will be an almost completely new affair, heading from Builth Wells all the way to the English border before making its way via the welsh coast back to Builth. With a distance of over 500km and climbing of over 15,000meter this event is the perfect opportunity for the riders to test themselves against the elements as well as to discover the fantastic riding central Wales has to offer.
The 2010 event will have 5 special stages which are run within the linking stages except the traditional night stage (sponsored by EXPOSURE LIGHTS) and the final stage which will take place on the last day back in Builth Wells.
Two of the special stages are even more special in the way that one is a climb and the other one a descent. This should allow the specialists to shine as well as giving more people the chance to win one of the many prizes provided by out title sponsor Gore Bike Wear.
The details of each stage including stage length, amount of climbing and descending, special stages and predicted riding time is now online on the stage pages of the TransWales website: http://www.mtbtransuk.co.uk/wales/stages.php.
Guidebook available as download:
The guidebook for the Gore Bike Wear TransWales powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport is now finished and on its way to the subscribers. If you are waiting for a copy and have not receiver what you are waiting for by the middle of next week then simply send an email with your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org or download the magazine from the homepage of the TransUK website.
Entries have been flooding in from all over the world with lots of new riders taking up the challenge. There are still places for pairs and solo riders available but please be quick to avoid disappointment. You can enter via online entry or via downloadable entry form. Please go to our entry page on the TransWales site for details: http://www.mtbtransuk.co.uk/wales/entry.php
Perfect preparation coming up:
If you are already signed up for the Gore Bike Wear TransWales powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport or are thinking if you should do it then make sure you enter the 1st MTB Marathon (10-11th April – Builth Wells – featuring the Exposure Lights Big Night Out Night Marathon) as it is the perfect training event and a real test if you have two consecutive rides in your legs. For details and to enter go to http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/