The 2002 Newnham 90 will be on 22nd September. It will start, and finish in Newnham Park, Plymouth. It will take in all the best bits from 2001 route plus a few new (moorland?) surprises. Organiser Martyn Salt told us that “the event will again be run on a similar format and is again not a race and all the prizes will be allocated on a purely random basis.
There will be more trade stands plus led rides onto Dartmoor (Saturday only), master classes plus short track XC racing on the Saturday evening and a big race party with live music”. Sounds good.
The entry fee is £25 and includes on-site camping for Friday/Saturday, toilets, hot showers, a “quality T-shirt”, live entertainment and party on Saturday night, parking, feed stations and halfway Cream tea. Damn good value! Sponsors already confirmed include BIKEmagic.com, Freestyle clothing and Shred magazine.
All those who entered the 2001 event will be sent an entry form as soon as they are available, probably in early December.
Those new to the event should send an sae to Newnham 90, PO Box 11, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 5BN. The maximum number of participants is set at around 1000 which should please the many riders turned away this year when the limit was reached a week prior to the event.
That’s all the details for now so get your entry in, block out the weekend in your diaries and we’ll see you there.