31st October and 1st November 2020.
Kielder Campsite, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1EJ.
What is the distance?
Each lap is around 7 miles long and you need to complete as many as you can in a 24 hour period.
Entries open here.
Solo £85 per rider
Pairs £160 per team / £80 per rider
Quads £290 per team / £72.50 per rider
For this every single rider gets on the campsite, receives and event mug, chip timing, full safety cover, professional comms cover, showers, bins, music and a massive range of prizes to go for.
There are a number of optional extras available.
We repeat, every single entry gets on to the campsite. Every single standard entry gets you on the campsite for 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) and you are ready to go.
There are also a few optional extras you can buy when entering:
Hard standing electric hookup: £60 for up to 3 nights. 27 of these are available. Includes space for awning/gazeebo etc.
Glamping pods: £90 for up to 3 nights. 2 of these are available.
Info pack: Sent out 1 week prior.
Campsite opens 4pm Friday.
Registration times: 7am til 10am on Saturday morning.
Race start: 11am Saturday.
Race finishes 11am Sunday. No laps count after this.
You can stay on site til Monday morning if you want a rest before travelling home.
Every team person gets on to the campsite. There is a restriction of one vehicle per team. There is an additional car park adjacent to the campsite for extra vehicles.
Registration will take place in the marquee at Kielder campsite which can be easily found from the main road or anywhere in the Kielder area. Postcode NE44 1EJ. She Schedule for timings.
This is a 7 mile lap around a mix of red and black graded trails. They are well maintained and designed to stand up to any kind of weather. With 1100 feet of climbing per lap you might want to think how you’ll last the distance when you’ve got 24 hours to cope with. Fairly exposed in places. Nothing too technical to deal with.
No cut offs in place for this race. Take as long as you like completing your laps. The only reason we’ll pull you out is on medical grounds and a full medical team will be on hand for assessment and treatment. Please note the race will finish 11am Sunday morning – any laps completed after this time will not count.
We will have electronic timing making sure everything is taken in to account and your glory ride is accurate. A timing chip will be issued at registration. For teams there will be a baton to be passed on between riders.
There are a number of different categories up for grabs:
Solo (1st, 2nd, 3rd, V40, V50, V60 Male/Female, SS 1/2/3, Fat 1/2/3)/ M/F Fastest single lap
Pairs (1st 2nd 3rd Team Male/Female/Mixed)
Quads (1st 2nd 3rd Team Male/Female/Mixed)
Special prizes: Ben Forsyth Cup (Male Quads), MacLennan Cup (Fastest Male Lap)
If you’ve entered a 24 hour race then you probably know what you’re doing.
Here is a list of kit you MUST have:
- Enough fluid for 1 hour of riding
- Bike lights and means of powering them through the night. These MUST be on during hours of darkness.
Here are some other suggested items:
- Basic first aid kit.
- Emergency whistle
- Waterproof/Windproof jacket/gillet (can be one jacket)
- Emergency survival bag
- Mobile phone. It will only work when high up but it can be a vital lifeline in an emergency.
This race is cross country based but you’re welcome to do it on any rig you feel suitable. It must be in good working order and the race director reserves the right to withdraw anyone if they feel the bike is not safe or suitable.
Our suggestions would be a short travel full suspension or hard tail mountain bike. People have tried the course on a gravel bike in the past but generally only do a single lap.
More good news!
Nearby there is a bike shop, pub and cafe and we should also have a food vendor on site should all go to plan.
Got something on your mind? Our FAQ page might have the answer.