Mountain Mayhem Cancelled – Again!

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If you thought this was the year when events would run smoothly, think again. Mountain Mayhem has been forced to cancel yet again. Will we ever see the return of this event in its new format?

The Mayhem celebrated 20 years in 2017, and it was the last one for Pat Adams.

An announcement on their Facebook page reads:

Coronavirus Cancels Mountain Mayhem… Again.

Despite the government’s latest roadmap announcement, Mountain Mayhem will still not be able to go ahead in 2021.

Jill Greenfield, owner and organiser of Mountain Mayhem explained why: “Unfortunately there are still too many variables for Mayhem to go ahead this year. It’s great that there is now a roadmap announced by the government, but the country is not out of the woods yet. Our usual Mayhem dates – closest available weekend to the longest day – are far too close to the potential lifting of restrictions. It only needs one of the roadmap dates to be put back and we would have to cancel last minute. We can’t put the event in that position, so we reluctantly have taken the decision to hold off until 2022. We are really sorry and very disappointed and we hope that all our riders and sponsors will understand.”

mountain mayhem 2019 marston lodge singletrack
The 2019 return with new format under Jill Greenwood proved popular, but Covid has cancelled both events since then.

So, another free weekend then – what will we do instead? Will be riding from our door again, or able to venture a little further. Who knows!

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Comments (6)

    Despite the general sense of optimism out there, this is going to be another difficult year for event organisers and related industries. Good luck to them all and fingers crossed for another waters come ’22.

    Sadly it looks like cancelled events IS the new format.
    It would be a brave person committing to orgainising a mass participation event this year.

    Sad to see, and i can’t see many offering insurance to events in the next year or two, so quite risky setting up any event for 21, or 22.

    Completely understand why they would take this decision. One single dither or change of direction from BoZo and Co and they are stuffed. And we’ve a year’s worth of dithering and U turns behind us to see how that could happen.

    I haven’t done Mayhem for years (riding around a muddy field broke me) but was interested in having another crack at it this year…

    What is the ‘new format’?

    Nice venue, Marston Lodge. The weather and track helped repair some of the damage that Eastnor did to my mind. I hope to be there in 22 trying it solo.

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