XTERRA England 6 Hour MTB Endurance Race
Solo riders, pairs and teams
1230hrs, Saturday, 7 Sept, 2013
The XTERRA MTB Endurance race is a 6 hour Mountain Bike Race around a 15km lap of the XTERRA England Championship course originally designed by eight times Xterra World Tour round winning professional triathlete Sam Gardner.
Watch Sam Gardner’s Flying Lap of the course
How it works
The aim is to complete as many laps as you can in the six hour time limit. Teams ride in relay – there’s only one team member on the course at any one time. Timing is via an electronic chip. When a rider crosses the timing mat at the end of a lap their time is recorded, and they then pass the chip onto the next team member and so on.
Riders can do as many laps as they want/can manage in the time. The transition/timing/ team change-over area is in the event village. The course is marked out all the way round and there are marshals at all key positions.
The race will start at 12:30hrs and finish at 18:30hrs. Only laps completed by the finish time will count, so if it gets to 17:35hrs you might need to think carefully about starting a new lap, because it will not count if you do not complete it by 18:30hrs.
There are lots of different categories so there should be something that appeals to all levels and ability of rider from the experienced to friends riding first time for fun.
There are prizes for all category winners.
Full event info and race details will be sent to entrants closer to the time of the event.
You and your bike riding as many laps as you can in the time allowed.
You and a partner ride as many laps as you can in a relay handing over when you’re ready for a break.
- Male (combined age 78 and under) and (combined age 80 and over)
- Female (combined age 78 and under) and (combined age 80 and over)
- Mixed (combined age 78 and under) and (combined age 80 and over).
Three of you share the riding in a relay handing over when you’re ready for a break.
- Male (combined age 117 and under) and (combined age 120 and over)
- Female (combined age 117 and under) and (combined age 120 and over)
- Mixed (combined age 117 and under) and (combined age 120 and over)
There’ll be toilets, hot showers, marquee, some stands and vendors, and other event village attractions. Fresh drinking water will be available on site. A bike wash area will be available.
Registration is possible Saturday morning or the evening before. You will have access to the course before the race start for a warm up lap. Please note a full lap is approx 15 km and could take over 40 minutes dependant on your ability.