This is one of the highlights of the local MTB calendar, here's what SPAM have to say about it...
The 12 hour Salisbury Plain mountain bike event (formerly the Set2Rise) hosted by SPAMBiking is now in its 4th year. The event that takes place on the last May bank holiday weekend has steadily grown in popularity due to the quality of the course (fun singletrack now makes up even more of the 7-mile lap), the great organisation and friendly atmosphere.
This year the format is changing from an overnight race to a Midday to Midnight race on Saturday 28th May. We struggled for a new name; we liked SPAM SPAM (Start Pedalling At Midday, Stop Pedalling At Midnight) but have settled for the more sensible “Erlestoke Twelve”. This new time will give more daylight riding plus the final few hours of night riding and for anyone who’s scared of the dark, or gets knackered after 6 hours, there’s the option to race for 6 hours from Midday til 6pm! The course will be similar to previous years featuring the roller-coaster grintastic singletrack of Erlestoke Woods.
12 hr race:
- Solo - £30
- Pair - £55
- Team (up to 4 riders) - £100
6 hr race:
- Solo - £25
- Pair - £50
- Team (up to 4 riders) - £80
The event is sponsored by Charge Bikes who will be donating a stunning array of prizes again this year. Light hire and charging wil be offered by Lumicycle and Mule Bar will be giving away tasters of their excellent products throughout the race, while keeping the tunes going to raise spirits! Catering will be from Luffy’s Bus, The Drop-Off Cafe or you can bring your own provisions for the post-race celebrations! Bertie Maffoon’s bike shop will provide spares, and any emergency maintenance can be carried out by Finely Tuned Ride. Free camping will be available on Saturday Night for a well deserved rest after racing!