Britain’s Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport has released full details of its 2011 edition, with registration for the five events open now.
The series will enter its 12th season this year and organisers have introduced two new venues to the schedule. A new English round will take place at Marshbrook in Shropshire and a third Wales-based event at Llandovery has also been added to the five-round series. Each round will involved a full marathon on the Sunday, with course options from 25-100 kilometres.
The first and final rounds also feature an Exposure Light Big Night Out (ELBNO) night-time marathon, covering a course of some 40-50 kilometres on the Saturday night. The three middle rounds will give road riders an opportunity to participate with the CycleOps Power Road Sportives during those events. In all cases the events are single-loop courses.
The dates and location of each round will be as follows:
Round 1 – Builth Wells, Wales (9th – 11th April 2011): Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon & Exposure Light Big Night Out (Night Marathon)
Round 2 – Llandovery, Wales (21st – 22nd May 2011): Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon & CycleOps Power Road Sportive
Round 3 – Marshbrook, England (2nd – 3rd July 2011): Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon & CycleOps Power Road Sportive
Round 4 – Selkirk, Scotland (23rd – 24th July 2011): Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon & CycleOps Power Road Sportive
Round 5 – Ruthin, Wales (17th –18th September 2011): Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon & Exposure Light Big Night Out (Night Marathon)
Entry fees will be £32 for the marathon and ELBNO events, with the mini (25 kilometre) marathon coming in at £27 or £22 for younger riders under 16 years of age. The sportives cost £27. The entry fee includes the ride, free camping and parking, mega pasta party (main MTB marathons only), post-event refreshments (ELBNO and sportives only), finisher present, service stations (food and technical support) around the course and bike wash facilities.
Event sponsor, Chain Reaction Cycles, is offering participants a 5% discount on any product purchased whilst entering online. For more details about registration or to sign-on simply visit the event’s entry page.