Top class road and mountain biking in Selkirk this weekend

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 7:36am
Category: MTB

Selkirk will host the second round of the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series and Vitus Sportive Series; four non-competitive mountain bike routes and two road rides taking in the best riding Selkirk has to offer.

Open to cyclists of all ages and ability, the round in Selkirk has established itself over the last few years as the most loved and talked about course of the series and the 2012 round will try once again to go for the crown. Course designer Pete Laing has been helping on the Selkirk round since the start, as well as on the 2007 TransScotland, and for 2012 he has created four mountain bike courses to rival the best.

Entry is available in advance via the Chain Reaction Cycles website or on the day with a minimal surcharge.

As well as the four course 'non-competitive' rides of the CRC MTB Marathon, the National Marathon Championships are also running alongside the Selkirk event on the same course as the long distance marathon. Other highlights include free camping for riders, CycleActive Skills Clinics and entertainment on site.

Try a Garmin for free
As part of this year's MTB Marathon Series we've teamed up with Garmin to offer you the chance to demo the amazing Edge 800, the first touch-screen GPS bike computer. Providing navigation and performance monitoring, the Edge 800 will be the perfect partner for your MTB Marathon ride as it tracks your distance, speed, location and ascent/descent. Interested? To reserve your Garmin Edge 800 unit, simply email

Vitus Sportive Series
The Vitus Sportive Series aims to showcase the best riding in the area and this weekend's venue is no exception with fantastic roads and awe-inspiring scenery high on the menu once again. Well stocked feed stops, a fully signed route and pre-ride mechanical support come as standard for these challenging courses.

Free Pro-Lite wheels demo
Ever fancied buying some of the best road wheelsets on the market, but wanted a proper demo of them first? If so, then Chain Reaction Cycles in partnership with Pro-Lite are offering you a free try before you buy service on some of Pro-Lite's road wheelsets during this weekend's Vitus Sportive Series. To reserve your wheelset, simply email

Website, entry forms and special CRC offers
The event website for the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series 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.

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