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24 & 12 Hours of Exposure – The European Solo Mountain Bike Championships
(All photographs courtesy of JoolzeDymond.com)
Last year the first European 24 Hour and 12 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Championships were held in Scotland with over 200 riders competing from 7 different nations. Racing was hard in very wet conditions and suited the home riders with most podium places held by the English and Welsh despite a strong Portugese presence and a 3rd place to Germany.
This year the race will again take place in Scotland on Saturday 7th April. The event is the only 24 and 12 hour race only for solo riders in Europe and provides the specific type of facilities solo riders need to help them compete for these durations. The event title sponsor Exposure Lights will provide light charging and light hire, with neutral mechanical support and bike washing from Juice Lubes, energy drink from Torq, lots of trackside camping, massage services and more on a 16km, all-weather course using the Newcastleton 7Stanes trails.
The winner of each of the four main categories will receive the European Champion jersey designed by Morvelo Apparel and made by Vitesse. Other trophies and prizes are on offer including the ‘Singlespeed Champion’ jersey, the ‘Morvelo Rookie’ jersey for the highest placed rider that has never raced in a solo event before and spot prizes.
For more details please visit www.24hoursolo.co.uk The website has lots of information about the venue, race course, categories, eligible riders, accommodation, facilities, training tips and how to enter. The race is also the final event of the Newcastleton Cycling Festival.