Mayhem for Mountain Men!June 18, 2011
It is the largest event of its kind in the UK. Mountain Mayhem is a 24 hour mountain bike relay covering a course of over 10 miles. Tom Begg had managed to convince 3 of his Dalehead colleagues that this was a fun and exciting event to do. Shaun Thorpe, Graham Gidney and Kevin Bradley were gullible enough to believe him! It was exciting, as long as you don’t mind charging downhill at ridiculous speeds over equally ridiculous terrain. Accidents were inevitable, Shaun had 5 crashes on his first lap, Tom returned from one lap covered in more blood than mud, and Kevin had a few rough landings including a spectacular flight straight over the handlebars. Graham managed 5 clear laps of the course, until unbelievably the last bend of his last lap when he was unseated in clear view of the finish line. The team finished a very creditable 61st out of 500 teams.