The entry froms are now out for this years Mountain Mayhem. I’ve had a word with the organisers of the event and they are reserving three team places for us unicyclist’s. Saying that, we still have to get the entry forms in ASAP.
Each of the teams will consist of four riders, unless there’s a female in the team, then it can be a team of five.
The event is the largest 24hr MTB endurance race in Europe. This year it will be even bigger, as they’ll have over 2000 riders to mark the 10th anniversary of Mountain Mayhem.
The event will be at the same place as the last three years - that being Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire. This will all take place over the weekend of 22-24th June.
For anyone interested, I must stress that it is an endurance race, which means very physical. Riders must be strong riders and very capeable at riding off-road. The only real technical sections are through woods on singletrack. These would be perfectly fine to ride under normal conditions, but with faster bi*kes behind you, it’s a different story. There’s a good chance that you’d be riding a night lap, so previous experience of riding at night would be extremely useful.
Because of the increase in the number of entries this year, I’m assuming the organisers have lengthend the course to the original 10 miles+. This would mean your lap time could be anything from 1 1/2 hrs to 3 1/2 hrs.
Although very hard, the weekend is an immensely enjoyable one. So much so, that we’ve almost filled the all the places already. We’re up to 10 confirmed riders so far. We’re still looking for a couple of others, plus reserve rider. Incidentally, the reserve has been used for the last several years due to someone dropping out (usually at the last minute). We definitaly need that reserve rider.
In the past Unicycle.com has helped out with subsidising our entry fees. Unfortunately Roger won’t be attending this year due to other unicycling commitments, so we have to assume this won’t be happening. The fees per team are £190. So that’s £47.50 each.
If you’re interested then please PM me. It would help if I had some idea of your fitness and the kind of unicycling you do. Most riders do this event on 29ers, but a couple do it on Cokers and 26" munis.
My main safety concern for all taking part is that we could quite easily take out the bi*ker that’s behind you. I know accidents do happen, but we want to minimise theses as much as possible. You really do need to be competant at riding off road and at times in muddy conditions.
Hope I haven’t put too many of you off. Incidentally, you have to be over 18 years old to enter.
PM me ASAP.