The third round of the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series 2010, powered by the Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport takes place on July 3-4 at a new location near Grassington, Yorkshire.
Unforeseen circumstances have forced the organisers to move the original event village and camping area three-to-four miles away from Grassington, near the village of Kilnsey (postcode district BD23). As a result of the move, shower and power washer facilities are now unavailable. Any riders unhappy with the new venue can transfer their entry to one of the two remaining rounds of the 2010 series, or to one of the 2011 rounds (dates and locations to be announced later in the year). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The amazing riding on the classic Yorkshire Dales has been unaffected by the venue change, so there is still a Mini (25km), Half (53km), Middle (70km) and Full (88km) marathon on offer.
The Full marathon route includes a steady climb across Kilnsey Moor, a classic singletrack drop into Arncliffe, a testing climb over Haw Fell and a steep descent into Langstrothdale. Then follows a rolling run above Malham and a nip back ontoMastiles Lane
to return to the finish in Grassington. The route takes in plenty of the unique limestone crags and open fells that Yorkshire is famed for.
For the full course description and the profiles of the four courses on offer, go to www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/events/grassington.php