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What goes up must come down at Innerleithen MTB Time Trial!

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Published on: 4th September 2012

Article by: Helen Findley

The Innerleithen mountain bike time trial event will take place on 29 September this year around the trails of Traquair Forest. Originally run in 2007 as the first Enduro style event in Scotland, this race is popular with riders as it rewards both fitness and technical ability in equal measures, with some tough climbs and challenging descents, and prizes awarded for both the entire course and the fastest time on the final

section of descent. The Alister Lees Memorial trophy will be awarded to the fastest Vet racer.

Innerleithen Mountain Bike Racing are pleased to announce that this year the race will also decide the East of Scotland Cycling Association (ESCA) Mountain Bike Championships for 2012.

The 26km course loops up, down and around the hill, taking in some old favourite trail sections and introducing riders to trails they haven’t ventured on to yet. Loved by both novice riders and pros, cross country, downhill and enduro riders, the time trial format with riders leaving the start at one minute intervals leaves room on the trails for all levels of mountain bike rider to race together, in peaceful harmony united by their joy in riding bikes offroad.

The event will be closely followed on 30 September by round 2 of the Mini Downhill series for ages 10-18. Both events take place with the agreement and co-operation of Forestry Commission Scotland. To find out more visit www.innerleithenmtbracing.com Online entries for the Time Trial are £20, the Mini DH £15 and available via the British Cycling entry system.

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