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  • vickypea
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    I was there too, had a great day. But what’s a “try-hard”?

    Hit The North is a great MTB event in north Manchester every February, friendly and fun, though not what I’d call relaxing.

    rick1001
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    There is a British heart foundation peak district challenge in September, done it last 2 years really good fun get everything from lycra clad racers to families who don’t realise what the peaks are like. 3 different routes to choose from and its £25 to enter which goes to a good cause, and well run marshalled etc

    Premier Icon beej
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    Were you not trying then?

    FunkyDunc
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    Colne Valley mtb Challenge is certainly a challenge, some of the hills are nuts!

    Not the best biking though, the trail bits are basic and there’s a lot of road work, but strangely ive done it the last 2 years in a row

    Premier Icon bestvetsarah
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    Just got back from the Sam Houghton Challenge in Staveley. What a well organised, relaxed and fun event. There’s always a few try-hards of course, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. And the afterparty was fantastic! Can anyone recommend any other similar events within 3 hours of West Yorkshire?

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Overgate Hospice runs from Elland, more than once a year, Calderdale MTB Marathon, Pennine X, Holme valley MTB Challenge September and all of those within West Yorks

    Premier Icon bestvetsarah
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys and girls. CMBM starts less than a mile from my house, so that’s firmly in the diary every year. I must “try harder” to get back before the food runs out next time. Also the Sue Ryder Big K is an excellent ride. Will check out the other events and maybe see you there!

    MrSparkle
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    If your passport is in order you could venture over to the right side of the Pennines for the Mary Towneley mtb challenge in September. ;0)

    vickypea
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    I tried very hard, I was trashed at the end 😀

    Premier Icon bestvetsarah
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    vickypea, you are my hero! I considered myself lucky to get back without sunstroke….. now the MTL…that’s a BIG ride, hmmmm.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    MTL Challenge is a good one, most people start off competitive but by half way around (when the leaders are finishing) it’s more communal beat the trail and survive. It’s a real sense of achievement to finish.

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