The ‘Are you Tough Enough?’ mountain bike enduro took place last weekend at Porridgepot Hill, Surrey and the relaxed atmosphere, spot prizes and eight mile course proved a big hit with all riders.
The event, organised by the Army Cycling union, offered four-hour and two-hour solo categories over an eight mile loop with long climbs and lots of technical singletrack.
Simon Ernest of AW Cycles won the four-hour race with an impressive seven laps. Theresa Jackson of CC Luton took first place in the ladies’ competition. Andy Plewes of the Royal Marines dominated and won the Combined Services race with Nicola Macleod taking the women’s combined services title. Chris Minter of Pedalon.co.uk and Michelle Bergstrand of Police Sport UK took the two hour race honors.
Formula one driver Mark Webber riding for the Red Bull Racing team finished fifteenth with five laps over four hours. Full results here.
Army Rider Captain Adam Morris said: “The race started at 10.30am sharp with a blast from the horn and a melee of steel and flesh. Over £1000 worth of spot prizes meant that it was not only the winners that were rewarded for their efforts on the day and the smiles that were seen at the prize-giving and the feedback from the competitors suggested a well run event on a great course.”