We have had lots of comments that some longer distance "proper" marathon type mountain bike events are needed. So, we have now a new event - The Manx 50. It takes in the final 50km of the Manx 100 route. What I like to think is the most fun 50km in the whole event - unless of course you have 110km in your legs, in which case, it is probably a whole load more interesting.....
Route is Neutralised start on the Patrick road at St Johns to Barnell where you will turn left and head up Barnell. At the top you will join the Manx 100 route to the end.
This takes in all your favourites - Arrasey, Pipeline, Glen Rushen, Eary Cushlin, Earystane, Cringle blue dot, Cringle Riddler, Corlea, South Barrule, Stoney Mountain (out and in side), Glasshouses, Archallagan, Eairy Kelly, Ballacotch, Chibbanagh, Oatlands, Old Castletown road and Kewaigue / Fairy Bridge to a neutralised ride back to the Grandstand.
You will be getting a special Manx 100 race plate for this one event. If you want your name printed on it, you will need to enter by FRIDAY the 15th of JULY. If you want us to scrawl a name on the front of a plate, then entry is still open. Note, due to administration time entries close on Wednesday 27th July.
It will be an over 18 only event, if you are 16/17 and think you can deal with this, please e Nigel@ManxMTB.com to have a natter.
Please keep an eye on here and facebook, as there are some plans in the offing, that may tweak how we run this event.