Torq in your Sleep entries open

George Scott

Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 edition of the 12:12 Torq in your Sleep on Sunday August 26.

Gorrick have now been organising mountain bike event for 20 years and Torq in your Sleep, a 12-hour enduro, is the latest addition to the portfolio and one of the must-do events on the UK calendar.

The event runs on a weatherproof eight-mile, figure of eight course, combining sinuously flowing singletrack interspersed with short bursts of fire road to help you recover for the next bit of ducking ‘n diving that the organisers promise will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear and wanting more. Plus we’re told that you won’t need to race your legs off to win anything. A number of spot prizes are on offer from the event’s supporters.

Situated at Minley Manor, race HQ is minutes from the M3 at junction 4A, with plenty of room for camping, with showers and toilets in plentiful supply, plus a number of trade stands at which you can browse for all manner of bike related goodies. Quaver Catering will be on hand throughout the event supplying hot and cold beverages and food. At the finish you’ll be invited to partake in a pint or two of local beer and a handful of chocolates as you relate tales of raving tunes and battles won or lost out there in the woods.

Headline sponsor Torq will be on site talking you through and letting you try their range of natural nutrition products, while light sponsor Four4ths will be there to provide illuminated temptation and renowned mountain bike photographer Joolze Dymond will be lurking in the bushes capturing your finest moments.

Entries are now open for the event, so if you are aged 16 and over, you can decide whether you want to ride solo, as part of a pair or in a team of three or four. Remember the race starts at 12 noon on the Sunday and you’ll find yourself enjoying most of the race in daylight, but make sure you come armed with suitable lights to get you through those last couple of dark hours. The next day’s a bank holiday so don’t panic – you’ll have plenty of time to recover.

Head to www.gorrick.com for full details and to enter.

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