The first of five rides this year takes place on 7-8th April in Builth Wells (Wales), with the following rounds in Selkirk (Scotland), Marshbrook (England), Abergavenny (Wales) and Ruthin (Wales).
This year's new location in Abergavenny is set to offer you a magnificent riding experience, and we can't wait to see you there.
Known as the 'gateway to Wales', Abergavenny will welcome you with breathaking scenery and demanding climbs as well as what must be one of the longest singletrack descents in Wales (11km). The singletrack-packed courses will incorporate climbs to the summit of the Black Mountains, Sugarloaf Mountain and Pen y Gadair Fawr to name just a few.
As in previous years all events will have three to four different courses to choose from so that you can choose the length and difficulty of course to suit you. The courses are approximately 25, 50, 70 and 90km long. All marathons are run as non-competitive one loop rides with the start and finish being conveniently located in the event village and the campground. All rides have mass starts, all courses and categories starting together. As always, every rider is invited to take part in the pre-marathon 'carbo loading' at the pasta party and will be given the obligatory finishing T-shirt when riding over the finish line.
Website, entry forms and special CRC offers
The event website for the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series www.mtb-marathon.co.uk is open for business with lots of information plus facts and figures on the five events. If you use the CRC entry you'll be eligible for a 5% discount on your next CRC purchase. If you prefer to enter via a downloadable entry form then don't worry, that option will still be available via the entry page on the event website. There is no 5% CRC discount here though.
For more details head to www.mtb-marathon.co.uk or to buy now simply click the buy button to see your options.