Off the back of the success of the very first Valley Burner held in 2021, the endurance cross country mountain bike event is back with a full revamp for 2022. The event takes place on the 23rd and 24th of July, and entries are open now.
Taking place in the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire/Wales border, on the very hills that names such as the Athertons, Tahnee Seagrave, and Neil Donoghue are known to have ridden, the Valley Burner has seen quite the revamp for 2022's event.
This year, the schedule and format of the event have seen a refresh, most notably extending the event from a one-day, to a two-day mini-festival. Speaking of festivals, there will be a music festival to keep the vibes high.
Day one sees the introduction of the Mini Burner that's designed especially for 14-16 year olds which will then be followed by the adults cross country challenge. The first day will become host to a Balance Bike race for the little shredders and that'll be followed by a competitive, arena-style Dual Slalom. Rounding the day off will be much-deseved beers and live music.
As for day two, that's when the Mash-Up Enduro will take place on three brand new trails/ The stages will be open from 10 am to 3 pm, and as the Enduro follows the mash-up format, entrants can ride the stages as many times as they like between those times.
The Valley Burner is organised by Adrenaline Sporting Events which has raised over £150k for local charities with the help of the events themselves, and a large group of supporters. These include The Trailhead Bicycle Company, JTech Suspension, Marin, RockGuards, POC, and more.
Available from the Adventure Sporting Events' website, entries are now open and ticket prices start at £11 for the Mini Burner event and go up to £45 for the Mash-Up Enduro. Each ticket includes chip-timing, entry to the event village, and camping on Saturday night.
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