Pivot Twentyfour12 - 28th-29th July 20183 July 2018 | By billy1979
Looking for that ideal mtb party weekend for you, your family and friends? Then look no further than Twentyfour12!
We're offering a 4 day festival of fun, centred round a little bit of mountain bike racing. There's something for everyone; young and old, slow or fast and everything in between. Good food, good fun, good vibes all in the natural playground that makes Newnham Park so popular.
Entries are closing soon (15th July) so be quick and get signed up before it's too late!
Pivot once again headline an extensive list of sponsors all intent on bringing you a fantastic festival of riding and running:
"We are more excited than ever to return a third time as title sponsor of Pivot Twentyfour12, marking 2018 Pivot's seventh year of being involved with the event. The new event management team brings added experience and some new innovations that we are fully behind. The new dedicated Pivot demo bike loop will give visitors even more opportunity to test out our amazing range of bikes including the Shuttle e-MTB. Pivot's strongest sales come from our longer travel bikes and to have the new Enduro test stages in Newnham Park will really excite many of the test riders. At the core of the three day event is still the UK's largest and most loved endurance mountain bike race which never fails to delivery epic stories and emotions across all ages and ability of mountain biker. Pivot make amazing bikes and the festival feel and unique venue of Pivot Twentyfour12 is a great way for us to share our message and share the fun." - Adam Dawson, Pivot Cycles UK brand manager
Pivot are also offering the chance to win a 429 Carbon Trail frame and shock worth £2700. With its 115mm of DW Link rear suspension and lightweight carbon frame it builds into the most capable and fun trail riding bike that is ideal for long days in the saddle including 12hr or 24hr races.
Riders have two ways to win:
- 1 Enter the Pivot Twentyfour12 event and sign on at the weekend (have to be in it to win it). All main categories qualify for entry.
- 2 Demo a Pivot bike on any of the three Demo days at Pivot Twentyfour12 (27th – 29th July).
This year we have a dedicated demo loop at the event and you do NOT have to be part of the race to demo great bikes.
Spread the word, this will be the largest fleet of Pivot Demo bikes assembled anywhere in Europe and include new modes and the Shuttle E-bike.
With Newnham Park opening it's grounds from Thursday right through to Monday with free camping, toilets, hot showers and bike wash facilities you'll have the opportunity to spend a long weekend in this fabulous playground, with Twentyfour 12 offering up a raft of races and fun events including demos, an epic pub bike ride, a 10km run, kids races, and the new 6 stage Mach enduro race giving you the chance to experience the infamous Pipeline up close and personal and of course not forgetting the main event itself!
Twenty-four or twelve hours of mountain bike racing, on your own or with your mates, it's up to you!
The main 12 and 24 hour races start at midday on Saturday the 28th of July, and then as the main race continues and one 12 hour race finishes at midnight, then another begins; as the Midnight Category breathes life into the darkness with a group of fresh new riders.
Lezyne will be providing neutral service throughout the event and Exposure Lights will be on hand with lighting hire and recharging stations as well as sponsoring the solo category. A Sports Physio will be there to help ease off those aches and pains and don't forget every finisher gets a free beer to celebrate thanks to Dartmoor Brewery and the category winners will get exquisite handmade trophies thanks to Beerbabe.com
The popular Islabikes 3 stage kids race kicks off on Friday afternoon concluding on Saturday before the main event starts and the kids even have their own demo route with demo bikes provided by innovative children bike designers and builders Islabikes:
"We're really happy to be part of Twentyfour12 for a third year running. The event is perfect for families with a real festival feel, the kid's stage race has been an event we've developed with the organisers and it's proven really popular over the past two years. As in previous years we'll have our full demo fleet with us with a dedicated test area and our expert advisors will be on-hand to answer any questions that you might have. We'll also be fielding two company teams so do give us a shout if you see us on course. We're really looking forward to being part of it all again" - Steve Chapman - Islabikes
There'll be live music from Nick the Fish and amazing food from Kernowfornow, Lemon Jelli offering everything from oven baked pizzas through to freshly brewed coffee and delicious cakes. If the healthy options is the only way for you then you're in luck as event nutrition sponsor Torq will bringing the brand new Torq Snaq cafe for you to tuck into their new healthy snack range:
"TORQ have been involved with the fantastic event since its conception and their team thus far remains undefeated! TORQ not only continue to support the event, but they are stepping up their game this year with the launch of the TORQ SNAQ Cafe, featuring performance-optimised 'real food' for riders to consume in the pits or between laps." Matt Hart - Torq
On top this we have trade stands including event retail partner Run and Ride and Rather Be Riding showcasing their fantastic range of custom made mud-guards, bike demo, live music, beer, free camping and much, much more including a look back at the past with an exhibition of products and memorabilia from the Grundig World cup from the 90's when Newnham Park was the hot ticket in the World Cup circuit!
For more details of all activities on offer, entries and a glimpse at the limited edition souvenir race jersey and how to get your hands on one head over to www.twentyfour12.com