Bad news! No Fuss Events have announced today that two of the Three Ten Series cross country mountain bike races has been cancelled due to disappointing entries. Full release below:
“The Three Tens are a series of 10 hour mountain bike endurance events in which individuals or teams of two, three or four compete over a 10 mile course (approx) for 10 hours in a bid to complete the most laps.
10 Under the Ben, the flagship of the series will continue to be held in Fort William – the UK’s premier mountain bike destination – on Saturday 26 May. However, 10 at Kirroughtree in Galloway and 10 Yn Llandegla in North Wales due to take place in July and August will be cancelled.
Spook Munro, partner at No Fuss events, said: “We have taken the difficult decision to cancel two of the events which has been the toughest decision the business has made in seven years.
“We have had tremendous support from our sponsors Benromach, their commitment to No Fuss and to mountain biking for the last five years has been amazing and we are delighted that they are joining Orange Mountain Bikes as headline sponsor for the Tour de Ben Neviswhich is looking as if it is going to be a massive event this year.”
The pre-race entries for Kirroughtree and Yn Llandegla were down by approximately 70 per cent on previous years meaning it was not financially viable to run all three events.
Participants who had already entered have been contacted and the team at No Fuss look forward to welcoming them to 10 Under the Ben which saw more than 750 riders from all over the UK and the rest of the world, including New Zealand and Canada, experience the awesome course on some fantastic trails within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Leanachan Forest.
Frazer Coupland, Partner at No Fuss Events, said: “No Fuss still has an awesome calendar and 10 Under the Ben is shaping up to be a classic, we can assure riders another fantastic course this year.”
No Fuss also thank the Forestry Commission Scotland, UPM Tilhil and One Planet Adventure for their support in running the events in 2011 and their positive approach and preparation for this year and next.
The next three weeks will see a flurry of activity as No Fuss deliver the Alpine Bikes Buchaille Mhor/Beag Sportive in Glencoe on the 22nd of April and IXS Macavalanche, which also takes place in Glencoe on the 28th and 29th of April.
For full details check the website www.nofussevents.co.uk
For further information please do not hesitate to contact No Fuss on 01397772805 or email <firstname.lastname@example.org