Those of you who chart your progress through the year using mountain bike enduros as waymarks will be fully aware of the imminent arrival of the third (also known as “final”) round of the Kona 100 MTB Marathon Series 2003 (20/21 September). Which we’ll henceforth refer to as “the Kona 100” if that’s OK? Good.
And why do we mention it now? Because it’s moved, is why. The originally-planned course around Corwen has fallen victim to “unsolvable problems”, so the whole event has upped sticks and shuffled itself fifteen miles north into the Clwydian Range.
“The area is full of lung-bursting climbs, eye-popping descents, fantastic single track and breathtaking views,” say the organisers, so if you fancy having your lungs burst and your breath taken at the same time, you know where to go. We were pointed in the direction of www.ridetheclwyds.com/ for more Clwydian mountain biking information, but it doesn’t appear to be live until the day of the Kona 100 so you’ll just have to take their word for it…
The event village will now be based in Ruthin on the A494, so don’t be surprised if you get to Corwen and find no-one there.
Of course, if you don’t get your entry in pretty sharpish then where the event takes place becomes pretty moot – the organisers have had over 700 entries so far and there’s a possibility that they might have to close the entries before the event weekend. There are still places available right now, though – the quickest way is to enter on-line. Or you can send an SAE to Kona 100 MTB Marathon Enduro Series, Attn: John Lloyd, Builth Wells Cycles, Smithfield Road, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3AN.