Can I race on a cyclocross/gravel/adventure bike?
Yes you can, it is pretty much up to you what you race on. It is your responsibility to establish that you and your bike are up to the task at hand. Don't be expecting endless sub-categories though. It's your choice if you pick to use an awkward/slightly unsuitable bike!
E-Bikes are not permitted in Mountain Mayhem® 2020.
What's the best kind of bike to use?
That's up to you really! You get to decide what the best bike for you is. Mountain Mayhem® is a MTB event with a course designed for mountain bikes. As such we still think that a good XC/trail bike is the best options to deal with the climbs & descents, twist & turns of the course.
Is the start gridded?
No, at the Le Mans start we leave it to the competitors to sort it out and self-seed. Those that are after the win get to the front, those that just want to get round line up further back. It's a system that has always worked well for us at Mayhem. Remember it's a long race... don't get carried away early on, eh?
Is there an age limit?
Yes, all riders in the solo category must be over 18 on the day of the race. For all other categories all riders must be over 14 on the day of the race (A parental consent form must accompany all under 18's entries). All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at the event. Younger riders can still get involved with Mini Mayhem.
Does it get muddy?
Well, the race is held in the British Summer so there is a chance of rain. So, yes, it could get muddy. It could just as likely be extremely hot. Or both over the course of the weekend. Best thing to do is prepare for all eventualities - lots of tyre choices, lots of clothes, etc.
What facilities are there?
Quite a lot really; showers, toilets, bike wash, caterers, retailers. Keep checking the details in the on the site for further details.
Are there electric hook ups?
No. If you are bringing a caravan or motorhome we can not offer you anywhere to plug it in.
Can I bring my dog?
Certainly, well behaved dogs are welcome so long as you keep them on a lead and clean up after them.
When can I ride the course?
Times will be published well in advance of the event. Marston Lodge is a private site so do not ride outside of these stated times.