A Fortnight until Set2Rise

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The Set2Rise folks are just back from scouting the course and they say that there was so much grin-tastic fun singletrack ‘…that the tops of our heads nearly fell off’

The Set2Rise will be the first event to offer the catering services of the Drop Off Cafe run by Ian Luff (of Afan Forest). The Drop Cafe double decker bus will be on-site and supplying their legendary menu with indoor and outdoor seating suitable for any weather and any time of day or night!

The event still has places left. Racing takes place from 18.00hrs on Saturday 29th May until 06.00am Sunday 30th May. The event offers a well designed course (approx. 7 mile lap), compact race village full of atmosphere, a great prize fund supplied by CHARGE bikes and their associated sponsors, demo bikes, Bertie Maffoon’s Trade Stand and Maintenance, race fees from just £25 per person and MULE BAR on hand with free bars and great tunes! Open to Solo & Singlespeed riders, Pairs or Teams.

Visit www.spambiking.co.uk for more information or online entry.  These photos were taken by Duncan Snow who will be snapping away throughout  the event , more form last year at http://www.mbkphotos.co.uk

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (6)

    arses. only two weeks left *scurries off to ride bike LOTS more*

    I’m pretty sure last year’s was my favourite ever race. The course really was hilariously fun, and the numbers meant it was much less crowded on the singletrack than pretty much any other enduro. I’m proper looking forward to it.

    With the drop-off cafe there I don’t know whether to ride or just eat cake for 12 hours. I could do that solo!

    Great, can’t wait, this was a great event last year, loads of singletrack and a great atmosphere all night.

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