Kona Mash-Up powered by MBUK mountain bike event

Downhill and singletrack fun in South Wales

The Kona Mash-Up powered by MBUK is a new format event taking place at the Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre on the August 30. It aims to be a race for every type of rider – from cross country lightweights to downhill demons.

Using the Whites Level and July Trail (part of the Skyline trail), there will be pre-determined points at which riders will pedal through chip activated timed sections. Riders will go through these sections as fast as possible, with their accumulated time determining their final position in the event.

Fastest time for individual sections will be up for grabs too, so a cross country rider who enters the Enduro Category (see below) might be hot on the heels of the local downhill specialist on some of the singletrack sections.

The categories:

  • Enduro - you have to ride the Whites Level loop (excluding the black run) plus the July trail (total riding distance approx. 40km) and your time will be taken on all the timed sections. You will be timed on a climb and the several singletrack and downhill sections.
  • Technical - you have to ride the Whites Level loop (including the black run) but your time will only be taken on the singletrack sections and the downhill sections. You are still riding (or pushing) up the climb but the time that takes you is completely irrelevant for your overall time. 

For more information and to enter go to the event website

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