Merida Bikes MTB Marathon series this weekend

Both off and on road options in North Wales

The second round of the Merida Bikes MTB Marathon series will take place on 24-25th May in Ruthin, North Wales.

With four mountain bike courses and two sportives, the event caters to all types of cyclists. The off-road courses range from a 20km mini marathon to a 92km full course, while the two sportives are 65km (1080m of climbing) and 130km (2069m of climbing). It's possible to ride a sportive on Saturday and a mountain bike marathon on Sunday, and there is a £10 discount for entering both events.

The weekend will also see Cycle Active running their free skills courses and rides. This time around, they're also offering a Total Training course aimed at kids. It consists of a two hour session on Saturday covering skills, bike setup, nutrition and advice about how to ride a marathon. On Sunday, the riders who were trained on Saturday will do a 25km marathon with their instructor. The TT course will cost £30, plus £20 marathon entry fee.

For more information on the Merida MTB Marathon series, visit http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk

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