Merida Marathon Rhyader Rider

I rode in the first round of the Merida Marathon Series on Sunday, it was great! 100km off-road through beautiful Mid-Wales. Officialy this is not a race, but line 1000 mountainbikers up, and set them off on a marked out course, and the competitive streak comes out. It was tough, lots of climbing, tricky descents, and the odd shower or two, saw me finish tired but happy with 5hrs 17mins on the clock. The first rider home stormed round in 4hrs 48mins!Find out more about the event on the series website at www.mtb-marathon.co.uk.

Next week it’s the Marin Rough Ride for me. I can hardly wait!

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