The Selkirk MTB Marathon is held on 2 May 2015, and will host the British Cycling National MTB Marathon Championships. It takes in some of the best riding the Scottish Borders has to offer, and the good folk behind it have just released a teaser video to whet your appetite. And HERE IT IS!
There are three distances available – 25k, 50k and 75k – to try to cater to as many tastes as possible. They all start out from the same place – Selkirk Rugby Club. We’re told that the trails use a mix of flowy natural singletrack and trail centre stuff, with ‘ancient drove road, stiff climbs and grin inducing descents; wherever the courses take you incredible views are almost guaranteed!’ Sounds impressive.
The day before, as part of the Marathon Weekend, there is going to be a free family-focussed Bike Festival, which will close Selkirk’s high street, and will apparently include a pump track, an airbag (whatever that is), head-to-head roller racing, 3-Sixty Bike Stunt Team displays, a mini cinema showing bike films (including the making of Danny Macaskill / Cut Media’s epic ‘The Ridge’).