Whyte Night Enduro: All the winners

A good time had by all at BikeRadar Live

Steve Heading and Jane Chadwick were the runaway winners in the 12 hour solo men's and women's categories in the Whyte Night Enduro at BikeRadar Live.

"I'm very happy," said Heading, who wasn't sure about his chances coming into the race. "There were one or two of us that I knew were quick.

Heading managed an impressive 32 laps for the 12 hours: "I went out not too hard then just knocked out the laps for eight hours and popped into the tent to look at the results to see how I was getting on. I was in the lead, so I did a couple more hours slightly steadier, had another look, and I was well in the lead so the last two hours I could relax a bit."

Heading said he does "three or four" enduros a year. "I've just done the South Downs double so I'm a little bit tired after that."

He, like many of the riders, was happy with the 5km loop, which is shorter than most enduro circuits: "It was good yeah. It was a nice course for when you're tired because there were no big climbs. Every climb was rideable, you didn't have to get off or suffer for any of them.

"It wasn't particularly technical. I was on a full suspension Whyte Bike and that made things much easier. It was quite bumpy in places so 12 hours on a hardtail would have been quite hard. There are going to be a few sore people around."

Women's 12 hour solo winner Jane Chadwick (21 laps) was buzzing when we spoke to her afterwards: "Oh yeah I'm very happy, absolutely thrilled!"

Night falls but the start/finish tent is a hive of activity

She did have the advantage of being the only competitor, but she still had to finish: "This is the first time I've done a solo 12 hour enduro. I've done a lot of long distance riding, mountain bike marathons and team enduros but never a solo. I'm embarking on a 24 hour next so this was a taster for me."

She loved the course too: "It was absolutely brilliant. At first I was a bit unsure about it being such a short lap because it might get a bit tedious but there was enough out there to keep you thinking all the time really.

Jane Chadwick finds one section hard going

Chadwick also had a look around the rest of BikeRadar Live on Saturday: "We intended to have a quiet day yesterday to prepare ourselves for racing last night but we just got carried away with it all. All our heroes. Before we knew it was five o'clock and I hadn't had a siesta or anything. It was brilliant, absolutely brilliant!"

Solo singlespeed (joint) winner Matt Carr in action

The male pair category was won by the Legends team with a fantastic 37 laps completed. The mixed pair category went to Team What Mountain Bike/Podium Kiss with 34 laps, while the men's singlespeed was shared by Mike Wilkins and Matt Carr, who both clocked 21 laps and had the same elapsed time. Best male team of four was 11 hours too long  with 33 laps, while WROZ won the mixed team with 35 laps.

In the four hour comp category, Matthew Page took out the men's solo prize with 12 laps while the only women's solo entrant Melissa Thirkell failed to finish after four laps.  Andy Faulknall was sole entrant in the men's four hour singlespeed, and he did managed 10 laps to win a prize. The best male pair were The Other Coalville Wheelers with 12 laps, while The Anglo Saxons won the male team with 9 laps.

Riders battled with skin scorching temperatures and high humidity during the start of the event

A mix of male and female riders made up the pack

A tired but happy finisher

Night falls

More images of the event are available here.

Results

12 hour comp
Position Name Laps Gun Time
Male solo
1 Steve Heading 32 11:59:58
2 Peter Steed 29 12:17:32
3 Rik Thompson 29 12:25:32
4 Mike Saunders 28 12:03:29
5 Mark Cook 28 12:24:03
6 David Steed 26 12:10:24
7 Guy Kesteven 25 12:12:51
8 David Forrest 22 12:03:35
9 Nigel Moore 18 08:03:50
10 Justin Loretz 18 12:16:32
11 Matthew Page 13 04:33:06
12 Paul Keevil 12 12:03:40
13 Russell Burton 8 04:48:41
Female solo
1 Jane Chadwick 21 12:24:12
Male pair
1 Legends 37 12:13:42
2 Tredz 36 12:15:04
3 Prentice 36 12:22:01
4 Geordie Duo 34 12:08:44
5 G&T 33 12:15:23
6 The Caravan 29 12:03:32
7 DVATC1 28 12:03:36
8 One man and his donkey 27 12:06:51
9 Used Bike Parts UK 29 12:30:32
10 BG 26 11:54:17
11 RR Rolling 25 12:00:07
12 360 Cycles 14 05:27:10
13 Bretby Vehicle Services 5 02:11:00
Mixed pair
1 What Mountain Bike/Podium Kiss 34 12:07:19
2 M and M 31 12:04:09
3 White Kitten 22 12:08:17
Male Solo Singlespeed
1 Michael Wilkins 21 11:53:15
2 Matt Carr 21 11:53:15
3 Shaun Kenny 3 01:23:56
Male Team
1 11 hours too long 33 12:18:05
2 Planet X 33 12:21:30
3 Leisure Lakes 32 12:03:40
4 DILLIGAF 31 12:24:50
5 Boys from the County Hell 29 12:11:35
Mixed team
1 WROZ 35 12:09:27
2 Betty Swollocks 21 12:20:30
12 hour fun
Male solo
1 Paul Hart 27 12:07:20
2 Simon Richards 25 12:07:53
3 Tim Wood 24 12:13:11
4 Rob Pape 22 12:03:33
5 Greg Barton 18 12:16:22
6 Tim Irlam 12 09:53:18
7 Andy Chadwick 10 12:24:15
8 Adam Richardson 5 02:14:22
Female Solo
1 Sinead Mclaren 11 12:13:11
Male pair
1 Talk a Good Ride 28 12:03:34
2 Peace 27 11:57:08
3 RCT Smellies 26 12:11:54
4 Two Square Wheels 17 08:34:27
Mixed pair
1 Sprockets 22 12:03:37
Male Team
1 Heather Mills Swims in Ci 31 12:04:37
2 Tortoise 31 12:11:59
3 Dusk Till Dawn 29 12:04:46
4 The Green Bike Company 29 12:23:30
Mixed Team
1 Guinness farts 27 12:02:43
Four hour comp
Male solo
1 Matthew Page 12 04:08:18
2 Edward Toogood 12 04:12:43
3 Brendon Lewthwaite 12 04:19:45
4 Nick Walling 11 04:00:39
5 Thomas Buss 11 04:07:06
6 Nicholas Jones 11 04:08:51
7 Mark Williams 11 04:08:55
8 Orion Edgar 11 04:30:38
9 Richard Howard 10 04:14:50
10 Marcelo Moreira 10 04:17:41
11 Adam Jones 10 04:21:30
12 Andrew Skadorwa 9 04:03:49
13 Adam Huggon 9 04:04:28
14 Doug Huggon 9 04:07:32
15 Sam Read 9 04:14:19
16 Richard Morgan 8 03:11:55
17 Marcus Mitchinson 8 04:30:44
DNF Alistair Higgins 7
DNF John Armstrong 7
DNF Ivik Masek 7
DNF Tristan Roberts 5
DNF Chris Salt 4
DNF Mark Clayton 3
Female solo
DNF Melissa Thirkell 4
Male Solo Singlespeed
1 Andy Faulknall 10 04:24:06
Male Pair
1 The other coalville wheel 12 04:25:29
2 The Pressure 11 04:05:21
3 Coalville Wheelers 9 04:20:39
4 Bayhorse Velo 8 04:03:51
DNF Andy and Enio 7
Male Team
1 THE ANGLO SAXONS 9 04:07:40
Four hour fun
Male solo
1 Russ Wakefield 10 04:21:28
2 Tim Grice 9 03:55:30
3 Robert Prue 9 04:05:23
4 Shaun Smith 8 04:05:09
5 James Connolly 8 04:12:21
6 Christopher Airey 6 04:05:53
7 Glyn Davidson 6 04:10:24
DNF Jonathan Walker 5
DNF Ian Smith 5
DNF Graeme Spreadberry 4
DNF Tim Cooper 4
DNF Robin Frood 4
DNF Kelvin Bussell 4
DNF Simon Edwards-Parton 4
DNF Paul Young 1
Female Solo
DNF Kelly Gibson 4
DNF Ceri Ann Jones 4
Male Pair
1 Chaos Singlespeed 12 04:16:01
2 Peak Leaders 10 04:13:05
DNF Double D 1
Mixed pair
DNF Scud 3
DNF DJK 1
Male team
1 Tattenhall 9 04:07:56

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