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  • Premier Icon njee20
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    Flat and muddy? So it’s now just become SiTS.

    Premier Icon pedlad
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    If it is A14 way (Northamptonshire) I’m out. Some of the most uninspiring (and pretty flat) landscapes in the UK IMHO.

    wbss
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    speaking as a mayhem enthusiast, poor move.

    • it is completely virgin mountain bike territory – a private location never before used for cycling in any way

    and good choice for a riding venue because?

    • the only way you will ever get to ride a mountain bike here is by entering Wiggle Mountain Mayhem

    see above. do I want to ride a bike there?

    • it is less 40 miles from Eastnor

    and good choice for a riding venue because?

    • our course designers are really excited to be able to bring you some fantastic mountain biking with well made forest tracks plus gravely rock structure and high organic content making the soil drain well.

    sounds balls. quite frankly.

    dont know why they just dont announce it its not funny and anyone who rode it last year has lost all their humor anyway! just give us the postcode ! 😉

    Premier Icon teamslug
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    if what tufffy is saying is true then i reckon, as theashnav says,stanford hall looks a good bet but its flat as a witches t*t

    Ive done a lot of road cycling around there its so flat I usually only use one leg at a a time I reckon Tuffy is bogus

    Premier Icon njee20
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    They’ve not actually said it’s hilly, so he could be right.

    Well, if it’s Stanford at least I won’t have to drive far!

    ndthornton
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    What do they mean by “high organic content” ?
    Manure ?
    silage ?

    Rickos
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    tuffty is enjoying winding you lot up with off the cuff remarks about the A14 that you then take seriously.

    wbss – you’ll just have to wait and see like everybody else, so don’t be so negative dude.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    “Weston Park in Wolverhampton??”

    When did it move?

    Just last week we were looking at a large private estate in shropshire that would be superb for this type of event, with real hills if not mountains. But i don’t see the owner letting anyone near “is land!”

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    mrmo
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    as said before, you don’t need hills to make a race course.

    How many people whinged that the olympics course would be crap because it wasn’t up a mountain?

    If MM is a race, then all you need is a course to race on with enough to keep people on their toes.

    I guess the fat biffers would have one less excuse for being slow if there aren’t any climbs? and wouldn’t be able to show off their downhill proess

    Premier Icon njee20
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    The hills thing is a difficult one – IMO flat courses can be fun. I enjoy SiTS at Catton (as part of a team) as you just ride it flat out! I imagine it would be a soul destroying course to ride as a soloist however, just really dull!

    Houns
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    Himley Hall 😛

    mrmo
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    njee20, it would need good course design to work, and it can a bit of a problem making a usable interesting race course. Singletrack fun to ride but to race?

    Anyway almost anything would be an improvement on Eastnor IMO.

    rkk01
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    Eastern end of the Brecon Beacons / Black Mountains?

    Somewhere between Hay on Wye and the Glanusk estate?

    Plenty of forest and hills…

    ETA – even that is too far…

    FoD, north scarp of the Cotswolds, Leominster area?

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Anyway almost anything would be an improvement on Eastnor IMO.

    Eastnor in the dry is fantastic. Hilly, good variation of terrain from fireroad to singletrack to grass, easy enough for newbies while being challenging enough for Elites, nice amphitheatre feel to the campsite. Problem is that it is utterly horrendous in the wet.

    A change is good, the event needed a bit of a refresh.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Given how good a job they did of making a course up out of nothing, including cutting all of the singletrack way back when at Sandwell I’d not be so worried about it being ‘new’ to bikes.

    Rickos
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    Himley Hall

    We could all pop down the Crooked House for a Gornal Smokey at half time.

    Memories… 🙂

    mrmo
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    Eastnor in the dry is fantastic

    agreed

    Problem is that it is utterly horrendous in the wet.

    which at the end of june is quite normal

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Eastnor in the dry is fantastic. Hilly, good variation of terrain from fireroad to singletrack to grass, easy enough for newbies while being challenging enough for Elites, nice amphitheatre feel to the campsite. Problem is that it is utterly horrendous in the wet.

    A change is good, the event needed a bit of a refresh.

    +1, 2006 at Eastnor was brilliant fun!

    Premier Icon crezzy
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    I’ve heard whispers it could be Ludlow way

    To be fair last year wasn’t the worst one I’ve ever done, at least I rode most of the lap and it was pretty warm. think ’07 or ’08 was the worst for me, can’t remember which though.

    cakefest
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    Ludlow equals not flat. very.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    To be fair last year wasn’t the worst one I’ve ever done, at least I rode most of the lap and it was pretty warm. think ’07 or ’08 was the worst for me, can’t remember which though.

    Hmmm… 07, whilst crap, was not a patch on last year! Didn’t do 2008, so must have been that one!

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    high organic content making the soil drain well

    What, like peat?…….

    Premier Icon Kona TC
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    After a couple of dire years having about as much fun as someone being tortured, I’m going wait out for the feedback of any new course/weather combination.

    Trimix
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    Sod doing them in the UK. Enter one in the sunny south of Europe. There must be Spanish / French equivalents. The food would also be better 🙂

    fatboyjon
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    After missing last years through being well bored of the Eastnor courses, I’m well keen to give it another go somewhere new. First time I’ve been vaguely excited about Mayhem in a good few years.

    Let’s hope the course is fun, the weather is kind (ie not just cr4p) and it all goes off without incident.

    DJTC
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    I do hope it is not stanford hall!!! i live a few mins ride from there and can tell you the riding is absolutely awful! flat as a flat thing. Thick clay you can only imagine in your worst nightmares. Bruntingthorpe would not be so bad, but still the most boring riding you can find in the uk.

    mrmo
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    I do hope it is not stanford hall!!!

    you did read the OP? the new venue is within 40miles of Eastnor…

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    …suspense is killing me !

    shindiggy
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    Wishes it was back at Sandwell, could cycle home afterwards.

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    Wishes it was back at Sandwell, could cycle walk home after your bike was stolen

    FTFY

    Premier Icon votchy
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    After losing my sense of humour last year at Eastnor (ridden MM every year since 2006) would like to see it somewhere else, hope there isnt any good fishing rivers nearby as the 16th is first day of the season, having thousands of mtb’ers larking about nearby is gonna upset someone 😀

    Premier Icon tuffty
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    Ok chaps, huge apology here. The estate I work at were in negotiations with mm about hosting the event and I was under the impression that it was sorted. I have just spoken to the estate manager and it seems what the estate wanted and what wiggle wanted were different. On the upside, you won’t have to battle through the Northants clay, or if you do you can do it at tough mudder as we are definitely hosting that. So anyway sorry again we will all have to keep guessing. Sorry

    Trimix
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    Dont apologies, it kept the thread going.

    They should do it in Bristol where they hold the Bikefest – thats a weatherproof course 🙂

    wbss
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    They should do it in Bristol where they hold the Bikefest – thats a weatherproof flat course

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