24 Hours of Exposure – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

by Ben Haworth 19

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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

The venue:

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

Comments (19)

  1. Damn, i was justifying my ‘retirement’ from 24hr racing with ‘its just cycling round dull fields in the mud innit’. I may be forced to reconsider! SIP do it again!

  2. Despite being involved with this and designing the winners jersey (which won’t be for one of us that’s for sure!), we’re still nervous about this. No excuses now then 🙂

  3. Oh my. How very exciting and looking very, very tempting. Oh yes – another weekend in the diary!

  4. Could be a good excuss for me to get my arse into gear

  5. ye-ha! remember national champs qualify for the worlds in Canberra – and I’ll be at the worlds if i get my way (spectating though, obviously!), so see ya there!

  6. Have entered as an incentive to start training now – let’s see if I can cut the wine out next . . . 😉

  7. damn…. i knew i shouldnt have eaten that whole chocolate orange last night…. now i have to really start training

  8. i thought they might have included a Singlespeed category? they do at the World 24.

  9. I think that will be the case Manchester Trev. Might just not be showing up just yet. We’ll be on singlespeeds so I hope so 🙂

  10. There is a singlespeed cat. Not sure why it’s not showing up. Will check it out on Monday.

  11. This is looking like a great event already, the entries that are in already make it the “must do” event of the year if anyone was in any doubt. There’s the 2009 male solo winners of:

    Mayhem: Matt Page – Wiggle

    TwentyFour12: Ant White – Exposure/Skins/KCNC

    SITS: Rob Dean (me) – 2009 Morvélo, 2010 Leisure Lakes

    CLIC: Dave Powell – Ragley

    not to mention Ian Leitch (Indy Fab) too, who suffered with injuries from being knocked off his bike last year or would surely have added his name to that list, having smashed the SDD record out of sight pre-season, all in the same field. There’s also the legends that are Rory Hitchens and John Pitchers. I’m shaking with excitement already!


  12. first ever 24 solo, and gonna do it Singlespeed, cant wait……

  13. I think SIPS made the Kielder 100 THE event of 2009 – it looks like this is going to be THE 24 hour event of 2010 – I’ll finish nowhere in the overall but riding with the best soloists (and some legends as Rob rightly says) in the UK (and possibly further afield) is a chance that simply cannot be missed!

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