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Putting the Adventure into Racing!

Sun, Sea and Mountains

The 2008 Open24 has been and gone and wow what an experience of Wales it was. For those who made the journey to this amazing part of the world they certainly left knowing that there are still wild parts of this country to explore.

If you are left with any doubt then check out some of the features below. The photos tell an amazing story and the video short displays an energy that so many competitors put in to the 24 hours.


Endurance Series

The endurance series proved to be yet another close event with the male and female standings swapping over on the last event, what a close competition. Well done to all - see you in 09.

Endurance Series winners

Adventure Skills
OK so in adventure racing there are a few home truths, one of them is that many racers whilst fit are not technically the most apt on a mountain bike. Top trailquester and Adventure Racer Neil Atkinson with Cyclewise have approached us to see if there is any mileage in putting on a course for adventure racers.

Open Adventure not being shy at putting technical MTBing in to events thought it might be a good idea, with places going already this might be a worth weekend in the lakes - not only so you go faster but more importantly enjoy your riding.

15th - 16th November 2008 Click here for more details


Bit of a break for us, but will be back with a vengeance with the Open5's in November. For those of you who are super organised don't forget to pop these dates in your diary.

Mountain Hardwear Open5 series 2 Nov, 7 Dec, 1st Feb, 1st Mar and 5th April
2009 Endurance Series | Open5 16th May (TBC) | Open12 27/28th June | Open24 25/26 July
Coast to Coast Adventure Race (AR's worst kept secret) | August 28-31st 2009

No worries
James Thurlow

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