The Manx 100 is a 100 mile or 100 kilometre mountain bike adventure.
2014 was a “round island” route, starting and finishing at the Grandstand in Douglas. The full 100 mile event takes riders on a journey of over 16,000 feet of ascent (the 100 kilometre option takes in 3,250 metres of ascent) through the best tracks the Isle of Man has to offer. This format remains for 2017.
The event will test every riders fitness, mental strength and endurance. The fastest riders taking around 11 hours to undertake the full distance (around 7 hours for the 100km), the last rider will finish the event just before the sun sets.
The event is designed to push you way beyond your comfort zone, whilst taking in the beauty of the Isle of Man, all the while being organised by a small band of dedicated mountain bikers.
Directional arrows and marshals are placed at all necessary points. A GPS is considered to be a extremely useful, but not essential piece of kit.
The organisers facilitate bag drops at check points, but there are no organiser led feed stations. There are water stations at 2 checkpoints.
There are no mechanic stations, no bike shops open and very little in the way of open stores en route. Planning and self sufficiency will be key.
In 2017, the 100km route is also the British XCM Championship