Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series kicks off

Spring seems to be about sprung, which means it must be time for a fresh year of the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series. Here’s Mike with some more info:

“Temperatures are slowly starting to ride and there is no denying that spring is trying its best to break through. And with spring approaching the 1st round of the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport can’t be far away. In fact we are talking only four weeks from now.

Big days out in the hills

First event of the season – 07-8th Aril 2012, Builth Wells:

Traditionally (or at least for the last eight years) the EXPOSURE LIGHTS BIG NIGHT OUT night marathon will kick off the series in style on the 7th April at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. The approx. 44km long night marathon (with approx. 1,350m of climbing) will be followed by the Sunday run Spring marathon will have a 28km long (with approx. 600m of climbing) Mini Marathon – ideal for beginners and families, a 55km (with approx. 1,400m of climbing) half marathon or the 70km (with approx. 2,100m of climbing) long distance available so that every rider can find the right distance for the day.

For 2012 John Lloyd has chosen a route to surpass all routes! With his knowledge and experience he has chosen 3 courses designed to suit all abilities. Taking you up through Fforest Fields, Little Hill, Red Hill and Glascwm Hill, before returning via Llanbedr and Aberedw Hill. This route will show you the best of the single-track to be ridden in the area. Technical climbs and long sweeping descents will leave you tired but exhilarated, with over half the route being on single and dual tracks into the wilds of unspoilt Radnorshire, with its stunning views, this is a ride not to be missed.

Riders who are going for the weekend double don’t need to worry about doing the same course twice as John Lloyd has thrown in lots of extra and different stuff in for Sunday. They will also get rewarded with a £15 discount on the overall price.

The event is based at the Royal Welsh Showground which has lots of hard standing, perfect access roads and facilities and is only a very short walk from the centre of Builth Wells. You can find the details on the EXPOSURE LIGHTS BIG NIGHT OUT night marathon and on the Spring marathon here.

Course details and other updates on website:

You can find all the course details including course descriptions, course length, profiles, amount of climbing and approximate distance between service stations on the various event pages and on the latest website update.

Enter now:

Entries have been coming in thick and fast over the last few weeks with the Marshbrook and Selkirk (UK Marathons champs location) being very popular early on in the season. If you haven’t entered yet make sure that you either download an entry form from our website or go directly to the Chain Reaction Cycles hosted online entry. For all the details please go to our entry page on the MTB-Marathon website. Here you can choose between or the good old paper download entry.

Here the dates, locations and further info of the 2012 CRC MTB-Marathon Series powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport:

Builth Wells – Wales 7-8th April 2012
Chain Reaction Cycles Spring Marathon / Exposure Light Big Night Out (Night Marathon)

Selkirk – Scotland 19-20th May 2012
Chain Reaction Cycles MTB-Marathon / UK Marathon Championships / Vitus Road Sportive

Marshbrook – England (Shropshire) 14-15th July 2012
Chain Reaction Cycles MTB-Marathon / Vitus Road Sportive

NEW for 2012 – Abergavenny – Wales 4-5th August 2012
Chain Reaction Cycles MTB-Marathon / Vitus Road Sportive

Ruthin – Wales 15-16th September 2012
Chain Reaction Cycles MTB-Marathon / Exposure Light Big Night Out
(Night Marathon) / Vitus Road Sportive

All other info…

For all other information please go to www.mtb-marathon.co.uk for the CRC MTB Marathon Series and the Exposure Lights Big Night Out Night Marathons and to www.roadsportives.co.uk for the VITUS Road Sportive Series.

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