Soggy Bottom Round 2 – Rescheduled

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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.”

Photo by Joolze Dymond.
Photo by Joolze Dymond.

Soggy Bottom Round 2
Newnham Park
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

The Soggy Bottom Series is sponsored by Accelerade, Shred, Certini, The Bike Cellar, Plymouth Cycle Scene, Silverfish and

Comments (3)

  1. I’ve been informed that, as it’s a bit chilly in Devon at the minute, there won’t be any river crossings this Sunday, which is nice.

  2. I’m leaving it to enter on the day for this one – snow is currently forecast for Sunday and since I can’t currently get out from home it’s not looking promising 🙁

  3. The comments above are ref the original date on the 10th – just in case anyone’s wondering…

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