There are 4 races to choose from, spread over 2 days:
1. 13th Aug – 120km Female MTB Marathon British Champs
2. 13th Aug – 120km Male MTB Marathon British Champs
3. 14th Aug – 100 mile race
4. 14th Aug – 120km sportive
The British Champs races have entry requirements whereas the 100 mile race and sportive are open to all.
The rides are spread across 2 days.
13th August – 120km Male and Female MTB Marathon British Champs
14th August – 100 mile race and 120km sportive
Kielder Campsite, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1EJ.
The British Championships for both males and females will be 120km.
In addition to the British Champs there are two rides which anyone can enter. There is a 120km sportive and a 100 mile race.
Marshals will be positioned all along the race route for the safety of the riders. There will be various feed stations to top up your water and get some nibbles. You need to carry everything you normally would for such a long distance ride.
100km British Championship: £60
100km sportive: £50
100 mile race: £60
Entry includes an safety team, marshalled and sign posted route, comms cover, feed/water stations, lots of prize categories for the race, bucket fulls of climbing.
15:00-21:00 – Registration open at Kielder Campsite
05:00 – Car parks open and registration opens at Kielder Campsite
07:30 – Registration closes
7:45 – Call for Women’s Champs to assemble
08:00 – Start of Women’s Champs
08:05 – Call for Men’s Champs to assemble
08:15 – Start of Men’s Champs
05:00 – Car parks open and registration opens at Kielder Campsite
06:45 – 100 mile racers assemble
07:00 – 100 mile race starts
07:45 – 120km sportive riders assemble
08:00 – 120km sportive starts
There are a number of Forestry England car parks near to the castle with ample amounts of space. Remember to pay and display as vehicles do get checked by FE staff. If you are staying on Kielder campsite then you’re already parked and a stones throw away from the castle.
We have reserved all the spots on Kielder campsite for the use of the event. The event will be hosted on the campsite. You are able to book onto the campsite directly with the campsite on a link HERE. You are able to book electric hookups and camping pods for some extra luxury and the number of days you stay is entirely up to you.
Only people with bookings on the campsite can stay or park there. Everyone else must use the nearby car parks or make alternative arrangements.
Campervans and motorhomes are welcome to stay in Forestry car parks for a fee. It was £10 a night when I last checked and you must be self contained.
One campsite rule to be aware of is no generators. For a variety of reasons (chemical leaks, noise) this rule is strictly enforced by the campsite all year round. Please do not bring a generator. We will have a building available to all those people who do not have electric hookups where they can recharge kit if needed. Try to remember to bring as many battery packs as you possibly can to keep yourself going.
You have use of the campsite facilities. There is fresh water available, hot showers, clean toilets and bins for rubbish. There are also public toilets nearby at Kielder Castle.
Registration will take place at Kielder Campsite which can be easily found from the main road or anywhere in the Kielder area. Postcode NE44 1EJ
A gpx will be made available in good time before the event.
There will be cut-offs in place for the 120km sportive and the 100 mile race. These will be updated here before the race day.
Upon completing a lap there is a clear transition area where you can leave your own food and equipment. This is accessible by riders and their help only.
If you wish to take part in the British Champs races then there are a few requirements you must adhere to. Failure to meet the requirements will result in you being taken from the race on the day and put into one of the rides on Sunday.
Please note that to enter and ride the 2022 National Marathon Championships, you will need to hold British Cycling membership and a full racing licence.
As this race is the National Championships, it is registered on the UCI calander and will carry UCI points. The UCI recognise it as one race for Men and one for Women over the age of 19. They do not split the results out into further age categories.
However, domestically we do, and subject to their being sufficient entries in each category, we will recognise the following on the post race podium:
Senior Men (19+) Race: White jersey for winner. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for overall race.
Veteran Men (40-49) Race: Blue jersey for winner. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for top three.
Grand Vet Men (50+) Race: Blue jersey for winner. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for top three.
Senior Women (19+) Race: White jersey for winner. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for overall race.
Veteran Women (40-49) Race: Blue jersey for winner. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for top three.
Grand Vet Women (50+) Race: Blue jersey for winner. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for top three.
*5 or more entries in a Masters category will mean full allocation of 3 medals and a winners jersey. 4 entries would give 2 medals and a winners jersey. 3 entries gives 1 medal and a jersey.
Entries for the championships will close one week before the event. No late entries. No entries on the day.
Those of you who take on the mighty 100 mile race have a few categories of your own to go for.
Overall Male 1/2/3
Overall Female 1/2/3
If you’ve entered one of these rides then you probably know what you’re doing.
Here is a list of kit you MUST have:
Here are some other suggested items:
This race is cross country based but you’re welcome to do it on any rig you feel suitable. It must be in good working order and the race director reserves the right to withdraw anyone if they feel the bike is not safe or suitable.
Our suggestions would be a short travel full suspension or hard tail mountain bike.
You can drop out any time you like. Please present yourself to a marshal and we will make plans to bring you back in if you can’t do so under your own power. Please register that you are finishing and you are more than welcome to hang around and watch or get yourself away home.
We will gave a medical team on site. If this team treat you then they need to fill out some paperwork so please allow them to do so. We strongly recommend that you follow their advice if it is given. If a rider is prone on the course then diversions may be put into place, the race may be paused or the race may be abandoned. The medical team may ask you to wear a face mask while close for treatment.
We will review any government advice nearer the time of the event. This is an outdoor event but please help with the reduction in transmission rates by keeping socially distanced where possible. There is no requirement to wear a facemask at this event.