The eleventh Mountain Mayhem takes place this weekend at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, and there’s plenty going on there besides the mountain bike race to keep everybody happy.
There are a few changes to the categories in the main race - the elite/expert category has been replaced with a mixed elite/expert category. These teams of four (three men and one woman) can now battle it out against other elite/expert teams in a bid for the handsome prize purse on offer.
Also new for this year is the open women's category, with teams of five women of any standard racing for some top prizes.
The rest of the categories remain unchanged with a cap of 135 places for those brave/lonely competitors who want to ride solo.
The Mayhem Classic Sportive is a brand new event for this year, which comprises of a 100km ride taking in the Malvern countryside.
There'll also be a Mini Mayhem for the youngsters. Experienced coaches from the British Cycling Go Ride scheme will be on hand to take the youngsters through their paces, where they'll be able to test their new found skills against the clock.
Headline sponsor Giant are staging the world’s biggest bike demo, where brands from all the popular bike manufacturers will be available to test ride throughout the weekend. Garmin 705 units will also be available to demo.
If that doesn't take your fancy, how about a little bit of climbing? There'll be a climbing tower and rolling climbing wall on site for those keen to try out other muscles. If you're feeling really energetic there'll be some paintballing too! And for the not so energetic, check out
For more information go to www.mayhemworld.co.uk.