New Zealand has the terrain to host a variety of mountain bike races, and while The Pioneer is gone (for now?) The Prospector popped up in 2021 as a 3-day mountain bike stage race in the Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island. With a prologue on Friday followed by two stages, the race […]
The route for the 11th edition of Andalucía Bike Race will travel 364 km with 11 330 metres of climbing, and this challenge will run from 17 to 22 May in Jaén and Córdoba in Spain. This year the route will take in popular sections of the typical race route, amongst others that have not […]
For 16 years, mountain bikers around the world have known that March is Absa Cape Epic month. Of course, until Covid-19 arrived and the 17th edition of the Absa Cape Epic was cancelled with just 24 hours notice. 12 months on, the Cape Epic organisers plan to reclaim March for riders across the world – […]
Rapid Ascent have confirmed that the Otway Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon and Great Otway Gravel Grind events are proceeding as planned this Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February at Forrest, Victoria. This go ahead is based upon the public advice given by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews at the press conference this morning. There are a couple of changes required, […]
After a quiet year where few numbers where attached to handlebars, Rapid Ascent are have opened entries to the award-winning Redback MTB Stage Race, set to return to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (NT) on Friday 20 to Monday 23 August 2021. The Redback has had a couple of variants and names over the […]
After a couple of years away, the Alta Via Stage Race is back for 2021 and registration is open. The AVSR loosely follows the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri taking riders westwards through the region of Liguria from the area of La Spezia on its eastern reaches right up to its border with France. It’s […]
Between the World Championships in Graechen in 2019 and those planned for 2025, the Valais will remain in mountain bike marathon mode next season with Raid Evolénard hosting the European Championships.
There’s no doubt that the Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind (GOGG) making one of the best weekends of offroad riding and racing in Australia. This week, Team Roxsolt Liv SRAM – Australia’s only UCI Continental Women’s Team – have announced that they will be racing the two events in Forrest Victoria on the 20-21 […]
In a year where bike racing fell off the calendar due to a global pandemic it was amazing that the MTB circus was travelling to Turkey for the UCI MTB World Marathon Championships. It was only three weeks before that I finally committed to attend as I waited to see what travel restrictions would be […]
The UCI Cross-Country Marathon (XCM) World Championships are Sakarya, Turkey. The course has 3 laps, and after mud at the test event – the sun is out! Start lists are available here. They’re smaller than the last few years, but top heavy with talent.