There’s just four weeks to go until the third edition of the 12/24 Hours of Exposure, the UK’s only solo endurance event, gets underway.
As the long dark winter is finally beaten back by the onset of spring it’s time to think about donning the cycling kit, dusting down the best bike and hitting the trails for some hard-earned fun. What better way is there to celebrate all that is cycling than visiting the beautiful Scottish borders town of Newcastleton for the inaugural Newcastleton Cycling Festival over the Easter Bank holiday weekend?
The event includes the Cross Boarder Classic sportive, the Copshaw Cracker Hill climb, MTB Sprint Racing around Newcastleton town centre, live music, guided kids ride, outdoor activities at the Rock UK centre plus the jewel in the crown the 12/24 Hours of Exposure.
Now in its third year, the 12/24 Hours of Exposure, is once again lining up to be a cracking race and will see both the British national champion and the European champions crowned. With the continued support of title sponsor Exposure lights the event continues to grow and aims to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.
Exposure lights will be on hand at the event to hire lights and provide a charging service. A number of Exposure sponsored riders will also be competing so keep a sharp eye out and you might just spot something top secret.
There is all to race for in the men’s 24-hour race as last year’s winner Matt Page will not be returning to defend his title. This leaves the exciting prospect of seeing the race for a new champion unfold. With many of the top riders opting to ride the 12-hour event we could see a podium filled with new faces. Maybe it could be you?
It’s not all about racing to win though. Why not enjoy the challenge of trying to ride non-stop for 12- or 24-hours, experience the brilliant trails of Newcastleton while becoming one with your body and the elements. How often do you actually get to see every minute of the day without the distractions of sleep, work and general life? Not often that for sure, so why not seize the chance to do all these things whilst doing something enjoy, riding your bike.
So with just four weeks to go now is the time to get your entry in, get on your bike and get excited. See you in Newcastleton.