21 September 2013Where?
Margam Park. Satnav postcode: SA13 2TJDurations?
4 hours or 8 hours.Categories?
Solo or pairs.Course?
11km in length, around 450m of climbing per lap. World Cup class XC, so expect it to be technical and awesome!
Margam Park will host the second instalment of Margam Madness on September the 21st 2013. After last year’s event going down very well with everybody that supported and raced the event, with nothing but a positive vibe from the racing on excellent but demanding trails we thought it would be rude not to put it on again even bigger and better. Work has been going on behind the scenes since late October to get more sponsors to add to the support we had for last year’s event, and let’s just say you won’t be disappointed.
With new sponsors Torq Energy, Juice Lubes and Scimitar Sports lending their support, not to mention the guys from Loco tuning, Lodge Cycles and casual clothing brand Industry Clothing, all getting behind us again for our second year, plus other sponsors in the pipeline, this year’s event will be a great one.
The course will be made up using all the classic XC race trails that have been used in the park over the past decade or more but this year, anyone who enters will have the chance to race on the brand new World Cup XC course that we are planning to mix in with the best parts of last years course.
Expect technical, steep, fast descents, with more than your fair share of technical climbing to boot. The course will be 11km in length with approximately 450m of climbing per lap so make sure you bring your granny ring! There will be overnight camping Friday and Saturday night at a cost of £4.50 per night. Catering will be provided and we are looking in to putting on live music on the Saturday night with refreshments to lighten the mood and relax after a hard day’s racing.
With a 4hr race run within the 8hr you have the chance to thrash it out for the shorter period or push your endurance and stamina on this extremely challenging course for the whole duration. There are 3 categories to compete in, Solo or Pairs.
Prizes will be awarded for top 3 positions in all categories.
Any inquiries contact event organiser Gareth Hayes (email or phone 07872469614).