Bontrager Twentyfour12 returns in 2012 on July 7/8

George Scott

Bontrager Twentyfour12 will return to Newnham Park for the 2012 edition on July 7/8.

After beginning in Shropshire in 2006, then moving to the Cotswolds in2007, Twentyfour12 made Devon its home in 2008. The event offers a 24 or 12-hour race for solos/pairs/racing teams/fun teams, and also a Torchbearer12 solo category.

Having a great course is one of the things that helps make this event a firm favourite and the 2011 track was dubbed ‘the hardest 24-hour UK race course ever’.

In 2012 the organisers plan to make things even more interesting by introducing new course sections after midnight. This should help keep the 24-hour riders motivated and provide a reason to get up when your team-mate is telling you it’s your turn next.

Entries are open now, with an early entry discount for the first 500. Solo and pair categories have sold out first in previous years.

Twentyfour12 remains popular for its good facilities, atmosphere, superb camp setting (with trackside camping), a fun but challenging course, live music,  24 hour-massage/light charging/bike fixing/catering/bike wash, kids races and live race timing.

Here’s what happened in 2011…

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