We have a big update from the organisers of the well-established Newnham 90, the centrepiece of the ultimatepursuits.co.uk. And because the sun’s out and we’ve got a bike to test, we’re going to just run it as we got it:The organisers of the Newnham 90 are delighted to announce the arrival of new title sponsors – Shimano. The Newnham 90 takes place around former World Cup venue Newnham Park together with the fringes of Dartmoor and is regarded as one of the best off road non-competitive events in the UK with a unique atmosphere, great trails, good facilities, quality T-shirt the now legendary finishers Cream Tea and this year the added bonus of being part of the new ultimatepursuits.co.uk Dirty Weekend. Shimano’s involvement will see free technical support for riders both before, during and after the ride, plus many more spot prizes. The Dirty Weekend also features the Light & Motion Night Time Trial, the delights of the Shred Super XC ultra Short Track race, Animal Freecross, DMR World Dirt King, Mini Bike racing, Freestyle Motocross, the National 4X series plus Martyn Ashton Shows, Rocky Mountain Demos and a huge expo area that already includes Shimano, Finish Line, Shred, Scott/MBUK, Rocky Mountain, Cove, Kryptonite, Ultimate Pursuits Internet Cafe, DMR, Twentyfourseven, Dirty Habit, Shimano and Animal. Riders confirmed to take part in the weekend’s activities including Rocky Mountain stars Lesley Tomlinson, Wade Simmons and Thomas Vanderham, plus Timo Pritzel, Will Longden, Roger Rindernecht, Chris Smith, Chris Brock, Jamie Squibb and Grant Fielder. The Dirty Weekend takes place at the Newnham Park over August 21/22 Online entry for the Shimano Newnham 90 (which includes entry into the Dirty Weekend) and spectator tickets for the Dirty Weekend are available at www.enterevent.com.