It's all about Spirit...

The MBUK Spirit Awards return this weekend!

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! There's yet another opportunity to enter the MBUK Spirit Awards at next weekends Merida Marathon.

The penultimate round of the series takes place in Selkirk on 1st-2nd August and is yet another attempt to prove to our panel of super-sleuth spotters that you are the cream of the British Mountain Biking crop.

The idea is, as ever, simple. We're after those riders who represent everything that's great and good about this fine islands riders. Racing snakes and fastest lappers need not apply as we're after the unsung heroes. Those brave ladies and gents down in the trenches who knuckle down and take the flak.

People who selflessly mend punctures, fix bikes or compete for charity in daft outfits pushing wheel-barrows. In short, the under-valued or the bit mental!

We will have our ‘spotters’ out in force eagerly seeking out those riders who make the difference on the day and nominating them for the MBUK Spirit Awards. Each winner will be announced in the latest edition of the magazine alongside a running results table throughout the summer.

Everyone who makes the table will win a year’s subscription, receive a special certificate and be in with a chance at being crowned top dog and overall MBUK Spirit winner come the year’s end. The winner of this gets to star in their very own feature in the mag and spend a day larking about with us lot!

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