I’m racing in a team with Jim and Jam at this years Mountain Mayhem. The space has been freed up by Nige who has decided to ride solo. It’s the ninth year of the event, now under sponsorship from Saab Salomon. The biggest and oldest 24 hour race in Europe has earned a reputation for being a good race, but I hope the course isn’t muddy this year.
I won’t be enjoying it if it is muddy that’s for sure… What should be eight miles of fun, testing riding in the Malvern Hills can be sheer hell if it’s wet. This is what happened the first year we raced at the venue over the course of one lap. There’s a Ti Deluxe under all that mud.
Mountain Mayhem takes place during the weekend of 24 – 25 June, which is just two weeks before we do the TransAlp. Many racers and supporters will be at the venue from the Thursday night or Friday morning, but I’ll be heading down on Friday night.