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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:13 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Does anyone fancy doing this?
I think this is the old CRC MTB Marathon and the loop may be the Killer Loop in the Clwyds taking in Moel Famau & Moel Arthur with stunning scenery I think this could be made into a mini-event.

http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/events/ruthin.php

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SCHWALBE MTB Marathon & Road Sportive Series 2013 Powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport - Ruthin: 31st August – 1st September 2013


The little market town in the northern end of Wales is situated on the edge of the Clwydian Range and is spoiled with a varied and well-established trail network, which will have something to offer for everyone. Ruthin has been the traditional series finale and 2013 will be no exception.

Don’t forget! For 2013 we are changing the running order of the activities over the weekend. The MTB Marathon will be run on the Saturday followed by the Road Sportive on the traditional sportive day Sunday. In between we will have some live music and our events bar open to relax after the long day mountain biking.

SCHWALBE MTB Marathon – Ruthin 31st August 2013:

Leading the charge over the final weekend of the 2013 SCHWALBE Series will be the MTB-Marathons offering the riders the biggest choice of courses in this years’ series.

The route will cover four different course lengths:
Full marathon – approx. 80km course
Middle marathon - approx. 70km course
Half marathon - approx. 55km course
Mini marathon - approx. 29km course

As in previous years we will be working with LPFRA (Llanferres Playing Field and Recreation Association) who did a fantastic job providing 65 marshals and making all the tweaks to make the Ruthin course work.

Ruthin Marathon Course 2013

The mountain bike route, always a popular course, starts out heading onto the Clwydian Hills, using all the best there is to ride in the area. Incorporating fast flowing single –tracks, technical forest sections, tough climbs and breath taking descents, guaranteed to be enjoyed all the way to the finish. The course climbs up onto both Moel Arthur and Moel Famau, giving you spectacular views of the surrounding Clwydians and North Wales coast, that is if you can stop long enough to enjoy the view.

Start time:

The MTB Marathon will start at approx. 10.00am on Saturday the 31st August at Ruthin’s RFC.

Registration opens:

Friday: 6.00pm – 9.00pm (MTB Marathon)
Saturday: 7.00am – 9.00am (MTB Marathon)
Sunday: 7.00am – 9.30am (Road Sportive)

Entry fee:

£35, £30 (for Mini Marathon) or £20 (for Mini Marathon if under 16 years old) or reduced price of £50 if you take part in the discounted ‘weekend ticket’. The ‘weekend ticket’ includes entry tom the MTB Marathon and Road Sportive over the same event weekend / for the same person.

We have also added a family ticket to the events for 2013. Kids (12-15 years old) ride for free if they are accompanied by a paying adult (one child per adult). The family ticket is available for the MINI and HALF marathons.

For a full list of entry fees, visit the entry page.

SCHWALBE Road Sportive – 1st September 2013:

The 2013 Ruthin round will be another double header – with MTB Marathons on the Saturday and Road Sportives on the Sunday of the event weekend. The road sportive will feature a 45 and 80mile course option. Expect some fantastic road riding around the greater Clwydian Hills area, be prepared to be amazed by high rolling roads, sweeping hairpins including the Horse Shoe Pass, long and challenging climbs and the most awe-inspiring scenery the area has to offer.

Start time:

The SCHWALBE Road Sportive will have an open start between 8.30am – 9.30am on the 1st September 2013 from the Ruthin’s RFC.

Distance:

There are two distances to choose from:
Standard sportive: approx. 45mile course
Classic sportive: approx. 80mile course

Registration opens:

Friday: 6.00pm – 9.00pm (MTB Marathon)
Saturday: 7.00am – 9.00am (MTB Marathon)
Sunday: 7.00am – 9.30am (Road Sportive)

Entry fee:

£27 or reduced price of £50 if you take part in the discounted ‘weekend ticket’. The ‘weekend ticket’ includes entry tom the MTB Marathon and Road Sportive over the same event weekend / for the same person.

Tea, coffee and cake will be served at the finish line of the road sportive.

For more information including entry facilities, course details and everything else you need to know about the SCHWALBE Sportives 2013 please go to our dedicated sportive site http://www.roadsportives.co.uk.

Campground:

Camping will be available (included in the entry fee) from Friday night through to Monday morning at the Ruthin RFC. It will be signposted from Friday afternoon onwards.

Don’t forget our event photographer Jon Brooke will be at the event taking photographs of you all! The photos will be up on http://www.rightplacerighttime.co.uk to view and purchase a few days after each event.

To enter the event(s), visit the entry page.

For information about local services and accommodation, visit the local info page.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Yes!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:41 am 
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How many gears are you recommending for this one Gav, just the one...? :P :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:34 am 
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I might be attending this ,proberbly only do the mini marathon as my 13yr old stepdaughter is thinking of giveing it a go


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