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!
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.