After its cancellation last year, the Cheddar Challenge returns later this month as the KONA Cheddar Bikefest. The unofficial end of the UK mountain bike season will take place at Broadway House in Cheddar on September 29 and 30 and rider's entry slots are still available for both days (go to http://www.bike-fest.com/ and click on the KONA Cheddar Bikefest picture frame).
The Saturday eight hour relay event is extremely popular with the solo and pairs category already close to the maximum numbers, so interested parties need to get in quick. The Cheddar Challenge was always known for its extensive trade village and this year there will be plenty of bike, component and clothing manufacturers present, demonstrating and selling their latest kit.
As ever, riders and spectators will have access to excellent facilities: 1st class showers and toilets, bike-washing stations, water and power points for caravans and motor homes and even the option of renting a stationary caravan. Contact Broadway House on 01934 742610 for details or bookings. There is a camping shop on site and the bar will be open on Friday and Saturday evening for some pre- or post-event drinks.