Coed y Brenin Forest near Dolgellau hosts the 2007 Freerange Sports Optics British Cross Country Mountain Bike series this weekend, where the finest mountain bikers in Europe will compete for prizes of up to £2,000 and the glory of being crowned British Cross Country Champion.
The 2007 Series reaches its climax on the weekend of September 22 and 23 on the world famous trails of Coed y Brenin, when elite British riders including current national champions Oli Beckingsale - who won silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games - and Jenny Copnall will be hoping to beat off the challenge from some of Europe's top riders.
Following the cross country showdown, the experts in arduous, long distance riding will take centre stage on the Sunday, which features Round 5 of the Trek Marathon Series and is also the official National Championships for Mountain Bike Marathon.
The Trek National Marathon championship couldn`t come to a climax in a better location that Coed y Brenin`s original Tarw trail. The legendary singletrack is being used as the basis for a highly technical 12.5km lap that`ll provide great riding and racing for everyone.
The Trek Marathon series covers 3 different distances 25km `Mini`, 50km ``Half` and 100km `Marathon` and includes all sorts of other support events such as guided rides, pasta party and other fun stuff to keep you occupied when there are no races to enjoy.
A total of some 400-450 riders will be taking part along various distances and the full marathon distance of 100k will be contested by about 100 of Britain and Ireland's finest riders, including 2005/06 Champion Nick Craig and current series leader, Ireland's Robin Seymour.
Location: Coed y Brenin
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