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Mud, Sweat and Beers biking race

Mud, Sweat and Beers biking race

coast_to_coast_trailFor the first time ever, the National ‘Mud and Sweat’ adventure orienteering race is to be held in Cornwall on Sunday June 6th at The Bike Barn.

The event which is open to all ages and abilities, from beginners to pro-riders, will see participants from all over the UK racing around the Mineral Tramways trail network, visiting as many pre-laid electronic checkpoints as quickly as possible, to gain the highest point score in the competition. 

In what is widely hoped to be the first of many such events in the South West, National MTB event organisers ‘Mud and Sweat’ have teamed up with Portreath based Mountain Bike specialists at The Bike Barn, to host a weekend of camping, adventure racing, and local food and drinks.

Participants are invited to camp at Elm Farm on the Saturday 5th before the event, sample Skinner’s specially brewed ‘Coast-to-Coast Trail Ale’, exotic ‘foodie’ pasties such as venison and wild boar and apple, and prepare for the big day ahead.

Teams then register from 9.30am, where they receive their electronic ‘dibber’ and maps with checkpoints they have to try and find.  The cross-country event  which usually attracts well over two hundred riders nationwide then begins from The Bike Barn at Elm Farm near Portreath.

There will be prizes for the winners of each of the five categories, along with some spot prizes for the muddiest and sweatiest participants! 

Participants will be entitled to FREE Camping at the Bike Barn’s Elm Farm Campsite the night before, FREE pre and post event bike checks from a Bike Barn CYTECH technicians, FREE Police security bike marking, FREE Lapierre and Cube Demo’ Bike Tests and a FREE Sample of Skinner’s Coast To Coast Trail Ale or Cider.

Individuals and teams wishing to participate should contact or visit The Bike Barn, Cambrose Portreath; 01209 891498,

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