Due to overwhelming demand, the event, in its 13th year, has increased its entry capacity from 2,500 to an impressive 2,650.
More than 3,000 riders applied for the coveted places with entrants from as far afield as Switzerland, teams that have entered every year, participants that have battled life threatening illness to compete, family groups and even participants that have planned their wedding around the event.
Amongst those keen to secure their place were the Grimey Lymies who made the journey from Stoke-on-Trent to be the first on Patrick’s doorstep at 12.45am, closely followed by fellow team mate and the first rider to appear throughout the night, Tin Tin.
Not to be outdone, Simon also demonstrated true Original Source Mountain Mayhem spirit driving from Surrey to the highest spot in Buxton to download his form before hand delivering it, complete with a homemade sugary treat, in order to guarantee his place!
Patrick Adams of Pacific Edge Events, owners and organisers of Original Source Mountain Mayhem, says: “The response this year has been absolutely amazing. More than 3,000 riders applied to take part. We’ve got lots of surprises up our sleeves and are really looking forward to welcoming the road bikers for the first time.”
Nigel Wolstenholme, Senior Brand Manager at Original Source, says: “Original Source Mountain Mayhem never disappoints. It’s always a fantastic weekend with a fabulous atmosphere and this year promises to be just as good, if not better. We’re proud to be part of such an iconic event.”
This year also sees a new addition to the event with the arrival of a road bike course. Sponsored by the newly launched Verenti Sportive, the ride takes place on Sunday 20th June. Cyclists, if they are up for the challenge, have the choice of a 50k or 100k route.
Original Source Mountain Mayhem takes place at Eastnor Castle, Deer Park in Ledbury, Herefordshire from 18th – 20th June 2010.
The Official event jersey design from Endura has been revealed to us. These are available to pre-order now from Endura’s website (price £34.99). The jersey will be available for collection from the Original Source stand at the event itself.
Here’s a list of who’s expo-ing at this year’s Original Source Mountain Mayhem…
GT / Zaskar
Kenesis / Fusion (Upgrade Bikes)
Syncros , Santa Cruz
Fizik Easton Topeak BMC
Fisher Outdoor Leisure
Moore & Large (Kenda)
Back on Track
Continental / Cambrian Tyres
Propel Distribution Ltd.
Uni of Worc. Research unit
Adventure Base holidays
More information can be found at www.osmountainmayhem.co.uk