Fancy a fun end of Summer enduro event and the chance to race Fabien Barel? Well look no further!
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Mondraker Gravity Mountain Bike Rally
Date: 15th/16th September 2012
Venue: Holnicote Estate, Exmoor
Quick Summary: 2 Days of gravity fuelled Mountain Biking action in the heart of Exmoor. World Champ Fabien Barel will be in riding.
Get ready to finish a summer of mountain biking in style. The Mondraker Gravity Mountain Bike Rally combines everything that is great in mountain biking and takes it to one of the best riding spots in the British Isles, Exmoor. Stunning views meet fast flowing trails to offer something for every type of mountain bike rider, timed downhill sections will help us find a fastest rider but everyone will feel like a winner after a great weekend of riding.
The event kicks off from lunchtime on Saturday 15th September with stage one. As we move towards the evening there will be riding and non-riding based entertainment, plenty of space for camping, music, a bar and a great chance to unwind and relax in the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate.
Sunday is all about the riding, the 30km gravity loop is stunning, timed sections, long winding downhills with plenty of speed complimented by climbs that reward you with a great view (and some refreshments en-route).
The need to know…
Date: Kicks of at 12pm Saturday 15th September, ends Sunday 16th September at around 5pm
Riding Programme: Qualification on Saturday, Nitelights Eliminator in the arena Saturday night, Mondraker Gravity on Sunday
Non Riding Programme – Trials shows in the arena during the day, bands and DJs in the evening thanks to 247magazine
Venue: Holnicote Estate, nr Porlock, Exmoor.
How do you enter: Entry available via British Cycling or www.ridegravity.co.uk.
Entry fee : £35 until end of June, £40 during July, £45 during Aug/Sept.
Entry includes: Chip timed racing and riding, camping, a free set of RWD brake pads, evening entertainment and a glass of ale at the finish.
Age restrictions: Minimum 16 years (parental consent required at registration)
Sign on: Limited entry of the day will be available at additional cost.
Fabien Barel. Photo: Greg Germain
Other cool stuff….
Legendary World Champion mountain biker Fabien Barel will be flying over to ride the event.
RWD brakes will be providing a free set of pads for every pre-entered rider and will be on hand to tune up your brakes over the weekend.
Nitelights will be offering up prizes in their Nitelights eliminator challenge.
Accelerade will be on hand to provide refreshment out of the track.
The guys from Mojo will be available all weekend to keep your suspension running perfectly.
Fox Suspension will be showing their latest products.
Urge have some great helmet prizes over the weekend.
Exmoor Ales are onboard as our official ale sponsor, there’ll be a beer for every competitor over the weekend.
Further information also available at www.spikepr.com
A quick rundown on our event sponsors:
National Trust – The UK’s largest landowner, keen to expand the use of their outdoor space the National Trust have been brilliantly supportive of the event with a goal to attact more visitors to Exmoor and show them what a fantastic place it is.
Mondraker Bikes – Spanish bike brand Mondraker has been growing their share of the UK bike market over the past two years with their brilliant Zero suspension system bikes. Perfect for the hills of Exmoor or the trail centres of Wales and Scotland!
Nitelights – New Zealand based bike light brand that offers great lighting packages at high value prices.
RWD brakes – Perfomance brake pad manufacturers based in Yorkshire
Accelerade – US nutrition brand that makes a range of high performance energy and recovery drinks and gels.
Exmoor Ales – The taste of Exmoor with their locally brewed ale.
Mojo – Suspension service and tuning legends.
Fox Racing Shox – The go to brand for high performance suspension systems worldwide.
Urge – Helmets for all mountain, enduro and DH riding