What's going on with cancelled races??
Why are so many mountain bike race / events being cancelled this year?
The Bearded man — cancelled
Sleepless in the saddle — cancelled
Ritchey trail masters enduro — cancelled
I was going to do all of these ! Entry money was promptly returned for the enduro.Posted 4 years ago
Is it expense , lack of interest , routing permission ?RorschachMember
People worry about the weather being cack so leave it till the last minute to enter.However there is a point at which the organisers must commit to run the event and if they hav’nt got enough entries at that point to cover the costs then they must either put their own money up front and hope the entries fill up or pull the plug.Posted 4 years ago
Given the weather of late you can hardly blame them for being pessimistic.Much better to run a sportive at £50 a head with tiny overheads which will sell out quickly 😉dannymite1981Member
the whinlatter challenge has just been postponed aswell,but i personally think it is fair enough with the weather at the minute.think they left it a day or two late to tell everyone though because i bet loads of people travelled up on the friday.Can someone let me know if there are any more mtb events coming up that are worth doing.cheersPosted 4 years ago
More races to do herePosted 4 years ago
….and yet the mtb sportives such as the wiggle super series and evans events still sell out or reach capacity. i think there is also an element of change going on too, maybe we are getting bored with riding round a 4 mile curcuit for 2-3 hours? the future lies with multi day events or races like the kielder 100 or bucks off road sportive where there is also an element of adventure and discovery?Posted 4 years agostill s8tannormMember
I agree with you there andypaul99 , multi day and large wilderness type rides are so much more of an adventure.
Heading off on a 100 mile loop is so much better than riding round in circles.
May I suggest the WRT … last weekend in May
I just wish there were more in the Peak District area
Keep Sep 28th/29th free 😉Posted 4 years agoterrahawkSubscriber
kielder 100 or bucks off road sportive where there is also an element of adventure and discovery?
the K100 doesn’t go very far at all from the start point, it just wiggles around a lot. Discovery? adventure? It’s all signposted and marshalled.
how is that better than racing 10 mile laps?Posted 4 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Stuff like the Evans, Enduro etc all start out like as a bit of fun. 😀
Then along come the super serious ‘racers’ demanding ever bigger prizes, more difficult, challenging courses/routes etc and then the circle starts all over again 🙄 Bit like boxing with all it’s different “world” champions.
Just the other day I was reading about “uproar” surrounding a “fun” 5k run. The course turned out to be around 1/2k short. Some entrants(racers)were there to get a time to some ranking system ❓ On a FUN RUN
Some events seem to lose track of what they started out as and who they want to appeal to.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Not very informed opinion- I think the reason the endurance XC race scene has fallen apart is that it used to be something us knobbers did because we wanted to do some racing and couldn’t do anything else- it was the closest thing to just riding our bikes. Enduro racing gave a good alternative, better for many, which partly drew away entrants but also made people look again at what they were entering- I would have been the target market for your 10UTBs etc, now I’m not.Posted 4 years ago
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