24 hour mountain bike endurance event Mountain Mayhem has announced a move for 2019 to Northamptonshire’s Marston Lodge.
Set in 700 acres of rural countryside and 100 acres of woodland the terrain is of significant historic importance in British history extending back hundreds of years. Original fortifications were built by Celtic tribes, the Coritani and Catuvellauni, as the Welland Valley on which Marston Lodge is situated, formed the border.
The highest point of Marston Lodge land is Moot Hill, 188 metres above sea level. ‘Moot’ means ‘meeting place’ and this hilltop was hugely important in medieval Britain. In the woods there are earth ditches and ramparts still clearly visible today which are the remains of a Norman Motte and Bailey castle.
“We’re so excited about Mountain Mayhem® 2019. We’re excited about the venue, we’re excited about the location which will make it easy for so many to access, we’re excited about the history of Marston Lodge, but more than anything we are excited about the riding. There is so much potential at Marston Lodge on virgin mountain bike territory, with climbs, singletrack and spectacular woodland, plus all the plans we have for everyone at the event. Not only for the riders, but their families and supporters too. Think Friday night party, entertainment on Saturday plus loads of activities for the kids and adults alike. We can’t wait. It’s such fun planning it all,” said Jill Greenfield, director of Pacific Edge Events, the owners and operators of Mountain Mayhem.
Mayhem, now in its 22nd year, will also introduce new categories and a tweak to the rules, but more information about those will follow when the date for early bird ticket sales is announced for Mountain Mayhem, 2019 which will be held on 21st, 22nd and 23rd June.
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