Dusk ’til Dawn 2013 – call for entries.

by singletrackjenn 4

High summer is upon us and so it’s time to start thinking about – er, autumn? Don’t be SAD though – autumn means everyone’s favourite 12-hour night race, Dusk ’til Dawn. Here’s their call for entries.

It’s that time again: we’re taking entries for the 2013 Exposure Lights Dusk til Dawn in association with Halo Rims.

D2D 2013

This year will see Dusk ’til Dawn return to its birth place of Mayday Meadow in Thetford Forest, where it all started way back in the days of Ken Ward. We have had several years at High Lodge but after many requests we are now taking the event back to where it all started – Mayday may not have the area that High Lodge provided but it makes for a more intimate event, with all the camping and team areas close to the action.

We will have all the usual activities with lighting in the trees, good catering, a covered changeover area and a solo marquee. We have a little tweak to the changeover area we think you will enjoy too! There will also be lots of trade stands and the thing that D2D is most known for, its great atmosphere.

As usual there will be no run at the start, riders will have a rolling start on their bikes behind a gator. and the course will be set out to take in the best singletrack Thetford has to offer while also providing plenty of passing spots on the fire roads.

The event dates are 5 – 6th October and you can camp on site from Friday evening (note there is no water supply on site, so bring your own). The course will be open for inspection all day Saturday.

Registration is now open at www.thetfordmtbracing.com

Comments (4)

  1. Three years ago, 8 miles into my second lap, its raining……… HARD! Nobody’s over taken me but I’ve passed dozens, no pads left, no energy left, to be overtaken by what can be only be described as two Terminators on wheels, elbow to elbow, no quarter given. Gladiators on mountain bikes, they passed me like I was standing still! Fighting for every bend like they’d only ridden half a mile.

    And then I gave up.

    Hypothermia set in and I spent a sorry night looking out of the tent shivering uncontrollably watching rain deluge the campsite through the glare of the flood lights and the drone of the generators.

    People would turn up, throw their bikes into the back of the car and leave (without telling the rest of their team).

    I was a broken man that night.

  2. It’s going to be dry and dusty this year. Guaranteed.

  3. They say that every year!

  4. I did the one three years ago in the rain too! It was really miserable. I was in a four man team (which was hard enough for me). One of our guys had a light failure about half way through the lap. It was so dark he waited until dawn to ride back to the start. 2 hour plus lap!

    We did it again last year and instead of wet and cold it was just bloody freezing in the middle of the night.

    Looking back it was fun but a little bit of me can still remember how hard it is to keep going through the night! 🙂

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