The Polaris Challenge has been a staple of British mountain biking as long as anyone in the office can remember and it came as a bit of a surprise to find that it’s been going for twenty years now – although not surprising, as Singletrack Magazine has it’s tenth birthday coming up in a month. My, aren’t we all getting grown up? Anyway, the guys from Polaris dropped us a line to say that they’ve got something extra special planned for their anniversary, see below for details…
“To celebrate the 2011 Polaris Challenge, the guys at Polaris have teamed up with the organisers of the OMM, the largest Mountain Marathon adventure race in the UK, to create a premium edition 20th anniversary event. We are pleased to announce that the two day orienteering based event will continue in its original great format; allowing you to do as much or as little riding over the weekend as you prefer.
2011 will also see the addition of two new off road sportives; short and elite way marked enduro courses taking in some of the best riding the Peak has to offer. The weekend will feature a Saturday evening 20th anniversary pasta party and a host of 20th anniversary goodies & prizes will be available for competitors.
The 20th Challenge will be in the Dark Peak and is to be held on the weekend of 25/26th June. Entry for all the events will be available mid February via www.theomm.com
See you on the start line!”