What: 11km through beautiful parklands. Some technical sections added, but mostly fast rolling hills.
Where: Gatcombe park, Gloucestershire. England
Entries open: N/A
What they say:
What I say:
Having being run since 1998, Mountain Mayhem is very well organised and maintains a high atmosphere throughout the night. The course isn’t particularly technical, though they have added a couple of technical descents in the later years of being run. It is one of the oldest and best established 24-hour races because it is a race that anybody can take on – it takes the focus off the technical ability of the rider and focuses on the physical aspect of the race.
- The race covers a lot of fields – get ready to pull thick grass our of your rear derailleur.
- Go for fast rolling tyres, but have something with more tread ready – if it rains, it’ll get boggy.
- Stay hydrated. A couple of long stints out of the cover of the trees will dry you out quickly.