A great (but hard!) race course, cool Saturday temperatures, a lovely sunset, clear night and ending with a scorcher… All ideal ingredients for making the 13th Mountain Mayhem, sponsored by Original Source, a corker.
Despite some damp on Friday night, which everyone seemed to take in their stride, the weather stayed clear and dry for the event. Alex McNicol’s course was hailed as being ‘hard but fair’ and great fun to ride, while still testing singletrack skills and climbing legs. Pat Adams’ event, once again held at Eastnor Castle near Ledbury, looked fantastic and the re-jigged arena and camping kept the place looking busy and cheerful throughout the weekend.
There were some epic battles being held over the weekend in the various categories, but there was still a great atmosphere out on the course with some polite overtaking, and a lot of encouragement going on between competitors. Hats off to the solo riders as ever, with Anthony White knocking out 24 laps in 24 hours, with most of his laps under an hour when the fastest pro-lap time was around 41 minutes.
We were there and had a showing of the Follow Me DVD as well as meeting readers and subscribers at our booth and out on the race course. It was good to put some names to faces, or to forum names…
There were also a number of new products being showcased in the event village and a few new prototypes being used out on the course too, especially at night…