The Ritchey TrailMasters powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport - the follow up event to the infamous TransWales and the Mashup - is the new XC enduro event of 2012.
On the 17-18-19th August 2012 solo riders and teams of three will get the chance to test themselves over three demanding days filled with classic cross country trails and challenging timed sections as well as enjoy a bursting ‘off bike’ activity programme.
The TrailMasters is a 3 days event which features more than 220km of riding with more than 7,000m of climbing and 6 special stages. But if the three days are too much for you and you can only spare a day or two you can also come along and take part in the day rider event (Saturday) and enjoy the spectacular ride as well as the fantastic event atmosphere.
The event will be based in the very heard of Welsh mountain biking – Llanwrtyd Wells – one of the most famous mountain bike locations in the UK which has seen the birth of lots of world renown events (Man vs. Horse, Real Ale Wobble, Bog Snorkelling World Champs…) as well as the 1st UK mountain bike centre which was opened more than 25 years ago.
Ritchey Trail Masters - The Riding
Course designer John Lloyd has been working on the course for the TrailMasters in his head for the last twelve months. Endless amount of riding and guiding in the area has given him the chance to not just know his way round perfectly but to explore all the hidden gems the area has to offer.
The TrailMasters combines linking stages (untimed long distance rides) with special stages – off-road time trials. By doing this we aim to cater for those who want to see what the area can offer as a cycling destination whilst indulging the more competitive rider with the special stages.
Expect some challenging ups and down in the linking stages which you would not normally find in a marathon type event and some fast flowing and fun packed special stages which will test the riders on their technical riding skills as well as their staminar and speed.
‘Off the bike’ time
We know that bike events are not only about riding your bike but also about enjoying yourself ‘off the bike’. The TrailMasters is going to put some extra attention in the ‘off bike time’. The event village in Llanwrtyd Wells will be open throughout the day and will have an extended programme of fun rides, test courses, fun runs, kids activity, films etc to entertain the support crews and the families who have come along to enjoy the weekend. All these activities are free of charge – so make sure you bring your family along! And once the riders have returned we will have an extended evening programme with live music, on site bar, film and photo shows, technical seminars and maybe even a pub quiz! Again all these activities are part of the entry fee.
Find out more and get your entry in now!
The new Ritchey TrailMasters powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport website www.trailmasters.cc is now open and ready for business. Riders and their support crews can find out all the retails on the stages, the ‘off bike’ program, the entry details and obvioulys enter either via the secure online entry or by downloading an entry form.
See you all in August!