Organised by the Hot Cog MTB Club this 6 hr endurance event promises to be something special
The event will take place on a specially laid out course at Showka. Each lap will be around 10km and participants can compete either as solo riders or as teams of 2. The aim will be to cover the most laps during the 6 hrs.
Showka is now the premiere destination in the UAE for mountain bikers with it’s fantastic flowing singletrack and rocky technical test pieces.
The course will take in some new bits and some old favourites.
The aim of the event is to have fun in which ever way floats your boat. If your a racing snake and out to win then great bring it on against some of the best in the region. If your more keen to just challenge yourself or even really along just to hang out and chat then thats just as great too.
The mountain bike community will be there, we’ve got great support from the trade side of things with retailers Adventure HQ, Ride Bike Shops, Micahs Bike Shop and Wolfi’s Bike shop all having a presence along with clothing brands Endura and Buff also supporting the event.
The event is free, all we ask is you ensure your properly prepared with plenty of water and food along with a bike properly kitted out for an endurance event on ‘proper’ mountain bike trails (see pdf flyer for our suggestions on this) as well as bringing plenty of mountain biking Joie de vivre.
We’ll be camping out the night before to prepare for the event and also enjoying refreshment and socialising afterwards so please join us.
We still need some marshalls, time keepers and helpers for the event, please contact us on https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotcogmtb/ if you can or know someone who can help out.
Its gonna be great 😀
The weather forecast for the event is looking cooler than in recent days. Have a look at this link for a detailed forecast http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=zmw:00000.1.41196
Of course any forecast this far out will be unreliable but as we get closer to 24hrs before it will get more and more reliable
The following weekend (30th march) there is also the Super D race. Check out the details on the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/254482527979757/
I havent had chance to type up a full race report but I’ll take this chance to say a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who supported yesterdays inaugural Hot 6. I have imputed the lap timing information and it can be downloaded from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26859504/2012%2003%2023%20Hot%206%20Results.xlsx
Once again thank you to EVERYONE
This is great going!
Are we lookinatg at this to be an annual event? If so, when is it shceduled for this year….coz, March is just few days away.
will see you soon on FB
Big well done to all that were involved in the event (from concept, setting up, making it happen, taking part, refreshments, and particularly those that manned up and took the challenge on) Hopefully this will become a regularly fixture in the future.
I only saw the final stages but was really impressed by the set up and felt that this is the real deal,