Bright 24 hour back

AFTER success of inaugural Thule Bright 24 hour mountain bike race last year, organisers confirmed event will run again this month.

AFTER the success of the inaugural Thule Bright 24 hour mountain bike race (B24) last year, organisers have confirmed the event will run again this month.

Bright Alpine Sporting Events (BASE) will be running the event and organiser Andrew Miller said this year’s race, on October 25-26, should be even bigger.

“At the moment we have double the number of entrants that we had this time last year, and hopefully that will continue,” Miller said.

“Last year’s event was really successful, and we’ve got a five year plan for the event to give it a really good chance of becoming a major mountain bike event for the town.”

The 2014 event will see the continuation of the traditional 24 hour mountain bike race, along with the more laid back format of the Esprit de Corps, which was introduced in 2013.

Riders can race as solo, pairs, quads and sixes, and those riding in the Esprit de Corps can choose from a selection of packaged team options, which allows teams to partake in any number of regional highlights in conjunction with their riding.

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