If you fancy a bit of enduro racing fun in the company of champions later this year, namely Mr Fabien Barel, then this will be of interest. On the 15th/16th September 2012 the Mondraker Gravity Mountain Bike Rally will be kicking off in the wilds of Exmoor. More detail below:
“Get ready to finish a summer of mountain biking in style. The Mondraker Gravity Mountain Bike Rally combines everything that is great in mountain biking and takes it to one of the best riding spots in the British Isles, Exmoor. Stunning views meet fast flowing trails to offer something for every type of mountain bike rider, timed downhill and singletrack sections will help us find a fastest rider but everyone will feel like a winner after a great weekend of riding.
The event kicks off from lunchtime on Saturday 15th September with qualification hot laps on a section of the Gravity loop trail. As we move towards the evening there will be riding and non-riding based entertainment, plenty of space for camping, music, a bar and a great chance to unwind and relax in the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate.
Sunday is all about the riding, the 30km gravity loop is stunning, three timed sections, long winding downhills complimented by climbs that reward you with a great view (and some refreshments en-route). If you are uber-keen then multiple laps of the gravity loop are permitted but for most one will definitely be enough!
The need to know…
Date: Kicks of at 12pm Saturday 15th September, ends Sunday 16th September at around 5pm
Riding Programme: Qualification on Saturday, Nitelights Eliminator in the arena Saturday night, Mondraker Gravity on Sunday
Non Riding Programme – Trials shows in the arena during the day, bands and DJs in the evening thanks to 247magazine
Venue: Holnicote Estate, nr Porlock, Exmoor.
How do you enter: Entry available via British Cycling or www.ridegravity.co.uk.
Entry fee : £35 until end of June, £40 during July, £45 during Aug/Sept.
Entry includes: Chip timed racing and riding, camping, a free set of RWD brake pads, evening entertainment and a glass of ale at the finish.
Age restrictions: Minimum 16 years (parental consent required at registration)
Sign on: Limited entry of the day will be available at additional cost.
Other cool stuff….
Legendary World Champion mountain biker Fabien Barel will be flying over to ride the event.
RWD brakes will be providing a free set of pads for every pre-entered rider and will be on hand to tune up your brakes over the weekend.
Nitelights will be offering up prizes in their Nitelights eliminator challenge.
Accelerade will be on hand to provide refreshment out of the track.
The guys from Mojo will be available all weekend to keep your suspension running perfectly.
Fox Suspension will be showing their latest products.
Urge have some great helmet prizes over the weekend.
Exmoor Ales are onboard as our official ale sponsor, there’ll be a beer for every competitor over the weekend.
Further information also available at www.spikepr.com