Kona announces Coastal Trail Quest link-up

Top prizes revealed for seven-event series

Kona has announced a new sponsorship deal with Endurancelife to support the new series of Coastal Trail Quest events for mountain bikers and cyclo-cross riders launching next month. 

Coastal Trail Quest brings the exciting sport of bike orienteering to the coast. The unique series of seven events will showcase the UK’s finest stretches of coastline and take riders on an exhilarating journey inland, along bridleways, tracks and green lanes packed with charm yet full of challenge.

Each Coastal Trail Quest event will host a short score (three-hour) and medium score (five-hour) race, with both races open to solo entries or pairs.

Armed with maps of the area, participants in each race must cycle to as many checkpoints as possible within the given time period. Good strategy will be needed as well as pace to carry riders through to the top ranks.

Kona has donated thousands of pounds worth of fantastic prizes, which will be awarded for winning performances across different age categories. Coastal Trail Questers who enter all seven events in the series will compete for the main prize – a top-of-the-range Kona hardtail mountain bike.

“We’re extremely grateful to Kona for their generous support and for providing such an enticing prize pool for the Coastal Trail Quest series” said Andrew Barker, Endurancelife director.

“Bike orienteering is a relatively young sport and with Kona’s support we hope to tempt more mountain bikers and cyclo-cross riders to give it a try.”

The Coastal Trail Quest series will take in seven spectacular locations over seven months kicking off with Dorset’s celebrated JurassicCoast on November 9th 2008.

The series then moves on to The Gower, Portland, South Devon, Pembrokeshire and West Cornwall before rounding off on Exmoor in May 2009. Each event is limited to 200 places and early booking is recommended.

For more information, visit www.endurancelife.co.uk

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