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Battle on the Beach 2016 entries open 1st January

Battle on the Beach 2016 entries open 1st January

Must-ride beach race returns on 20th March – last year 600 places sold out in a day Have you started planning some events to ride 2016 yet? Here’s one to add to your diary, the unique Battle on the Beach race, on 20th March. Entries will open on 1st January, and with last year’s event selling out in a single day, you’ll have to be quick if you want a place. Battle on the Beach is the UK’s only beach race and takes place in Pembrey Country Park in South Wales. It stands out because it’s the only race to take place primary on a beach – beach races are popular in Holland, and Matt Page, founder of A Cycling, has successfully replicated the essential ingredients of the format in the UK. The race is held at low tide with the sea a mile offshore, which should ensure firm sand for racing across. The event is open to all types of bikes, from mountain bikes to cyclocross bikes. Last year there were a healthy number of fat bikes. The choice of bike is down to personal preference and experience with riding on sand. I raced a 29er rigid mountain […]

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