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New venue for Hellrider

Alternate bike/run duathlon moves to henley for 2013

Organisers of HellRider – the Devil’s Duathlon – are for the first time offering bike and run only options for those who prefer two wheels to two feet and vice versa.

The off-road mountain bike/trail race also has a new home at the beautiful Hambleden Estate near Henley-on-Thames. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 11 May and early bird discounted entries are now open until 31 March.

Hellrider’s a unique race that offers a challenge for every ability from Ironman level athletes competing solo to teams of weekend warriors and gym buddies looking for something a little bit different. The fiendish format of alternating circular 5k trail run and 7.5k mountain-bike loops means how far you go in the 8 hour time limit is up to you!

HellRider from TrailPlus Ltd on Vimeo.

Free on-site camping on Friday and Saturday nights, a licensed bar, catering and live music offer a perfect family-friendly weekend.

220’s Nik Cook who came second in the solo race last year said: “I’d definitely rate HellRider as one of the best races I’ve ever taken part in. I raced solo and used the event as training for the Long Course Duathlon Championships in Zofingen Switzerland.

“Id highly recommend it to any Ironmen in training, as it’s a great test of pacing, fueling and provides multiple opportunities for transition practice. The bike course provided enough of a technical challenge to keep laps interesting but there wasn’t anything that’d put off even relative novices.

“I’ll definitely be back in 2013, trying to crack 20 laps and moving up one place on the podium to take the solo win.”

More at www.hellrider.co.uk.

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.