20:12 is a challenge however you look at it. Starting at 8pm and going through the night to 8am this MTB event will test you in many ways. Whilst the course will be appropriate for this type of event and some of the areas will not be included it will still offer a challenge to any rider but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be fun. We are keeping laps short so that riders are never too far away from the main arena or some team support. So if you have always fancied doing a 12hr event then this might be one of the most accessible despite the venues massive MTB history.
We have various options for how you ride the event:
Solo – Its you and your bike alone through the night, simple as that. Its hardcore and for that reason we are keeping entries in the solo category restricted. Whilst the course used for the 20:12 event will be suitable for the 12hr event we do expect that riders are of a higher calibre and have a good experience at riding at a high level.
Pairs – A problem shared is a problem halved. Well its still hard work but at least you can have a brew as you send your partner in crime out into the night again. Pairs category will also be at a capped limit.
Teams – If you don’t fancy riding all night but still love the challenge then we have teams of 4 or the fun category of teams of 6. With an increased number in riders it means you can get tactical with your riding or just have some time in between riding to recharge your self and your lights.
Retro – If you can remember the days of Tioga disc drives, Zasker’s and Mint Sauce then this is for you. To qualify for a special prize in this category then the requirements of the rider / team is a pre year 2000 production bike with no cheeky upgrades!
Hadleigh Park MTB Trail Center
Chapel Lane, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2PP
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