After a couple of years of disruption with Covid, TORQ in your Sleep is back and it’s not very far away!
Our weekend XC Endurance event in partnership with the wonderful people at Gorrick is coming up fast and is once again being held at the hugely popular Minley Manor, Hampshire venue. Although this event is traditionally run on August Bank Holiday, we’ve decided to move it to the early summer weekend of 14th/15th May.
THE EVENT: The event consists of a typically exciting and engaging Cross Country Mountain Bike course and you can choose to ride for either 6 or 12 hours as a solo, pair or team of 4. There are also Single Speed & Fat Bike categories available with this year’s event incorporating the UK Fat Bike Championships. Expect everyone’s favourite sections, plus a few surprises in our established 8 mile figure of 8 course, made up of a blend of flowing single track and more open sections in a mix of heath land, beech woods, pine forest and open parkland that includes the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ that springs to life after dark!
VENUE: The venue is open from 4pm on Friday 13th until Noon on Sunday 15th May and has FREE CAMPING, a lot of it trackside, in the beautiful camping areas around the central Arena. This very friendly event has great facilities including a large riders’ marquee in the TORQ Arena and plenty of toilets. The catering marquee will be open throughout the weekend. In short, there’s everything you need to make a weekend of it with your family, friends and supporters.
FRIDAY: You can arrive from 4pm, park up and set up camp. The course will be open for pre-riding 5pm – 9pm, Registration will be open 6pm – 7pm for Pair/Team confirmations and the collection of number boards and the catering will be open 6pm – 10pm.
SATURDAY By popular demand Mini TORQ for younger riders takes place between 8am and 9am before the course opens at 9am for pre-riding. Registration will be open from 7.30am – 11am and then 1pm – 2pm for 6 hour riders for you to confirm your entry and collect your number board(s). The catering will be open all day.
PRIZE GIVINGS: Because we have such amazing sponsors led by TORQ Fitness, not only are there great trophies and prizes for the category winners on the podium, but also spot prizes to be won in the killer prize draw which takes place after the main prize giving.
ENTRY & FULL EVENT DETAILS: Entry is by online pre-entry only here and full event details are at www.torqinyoursleep.com – Pairs and Teams can be entered with just a name, as they don’t need to be finally confirmed until the day of the event when you sign on.
In the week leading up to the event, riders will receive a Final Instructions email which you’ll need to forward to your other team mates if you entered on their behalf.
We hope you can join us at what is considered one of the ‘must do’ events of the MTB year!