There are just over two weeks to go until the 2013 edition of 24 Hour and 12 Hours of Exposure and already over 100 riders from 7 countries have entered. The final preparations are being made to the new course at a new venue and sponsor details are being finalised. New for this year we are also adding a 12 Hour Fat Bike category.
The race will take place on 11th May 2013 at Wasing Park in Berkshire. The 6 mile course is not as hilly as previous years so is very beginner friendly, but will be tough to race fast for 24 hours! The event is still the only 24 and 12 hour race just for solo riders in Europe and provides the specific type of facilities solo riders need to help them compete for these durations.
Event title sponsor Exposure Lights will provide light charging and light hire, with neutral mechanical support and bike washing from Run and Ride shop, energy drink from Accelerade, lots of trackside camping, massage services and more on.
The event also includes the UK and European Solo Championships for 12 and 24 hour racing, but don't let that put you off if you're a newbie, over half of our riders have never raced a solo event before and we award a special 'Rookie jersey', sponsored by Vitesse, to the highest placed rider that has never raced in a solo event.
As well as picking up a title or two, the category winner's prize pot is now worth over �600 each including Exposure lights and a Vitesse jersey. Other trophies and prizes are on offer including the Halo 'Singlespeed Champion' jersey and Halo wheels, 12hr Fat Bike trophies from Beerbabe Upcycling, Nomad pressure washers, Saddle Skedaddle goodies, a 'Best Looking Pit' award, a 'Best Pit Bitch' trophy and more.
The race is open to all mountain bike riders including experienced endurance riders and riders taking their first step into endurance racing and is also the third round of the popular Endurance Series
For more details please visit www.24hoursolo.co.uk. The website has lots of information about the venue, race course, categories, eligible riders, training tips and how to enter.
The race will NOT take place in 2014 so sign up now to for your chance to be UK or European champion.
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