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2012 Gallery

White, Horton, Powell, Thomas, Sokal, Spratt White, Horton, Powell, Thomas, Sokal, Spratt Newcastleton village start Kros, Page, Spratt Custom-made medals by USE For 1st and 2nd placed veteran 12 hour riders It's not just the winning - it's the fastest too Iwona Szmyd also finished 2nd overall Dan Treby races through Rock UK European 24hr Champ Huw Thomas The coveted championship Halo jersey Local Sally Hall smiled all the way The lights come on as the sun goes down Custom decal Giro Aeon helmets, nice! A set of Halo 29er wheels for the winner Sonia Lopes all the way from Portugal Jason Hynd

2011 Gallery

Copshaw Common Riders lead out the race peloton Jason Miles signs on Reigning Champ Matt Page leads out the pack Racing gets underway at Rock UK Potter won the event but was ineligible for the European Champs 11 mile all-weather route (pity the map wasn't) Lister took a convincing win in the 12 hour Bowers also took the European Silver medal Newcastleton 7Stanes man-made singletrack European 24hr Veteran Champ Mark Spratt Jon Meredith shows 'mad skillz' A dark, wet night in Scotland 2nd place again for 24hr racer Ant White (Eng) Rookies, Singlespeeders, 12hr and 24hr European Champs (l to r) Matt Page, Rickie Cotter and Mark Spratt

Video Gallery

A video of the 2011 European Champs, courtesy of Josh Ibbett.

24hours of Exposure the UK National 24hour Championships from Josh Ibbett on Vimeo.

Runners & Riders...

After over 14 years of people racing off-road, non-stop and for a whole day, in 2010 we decided it was time for a Solo 24 Hour UK Championships. In 2011 we added a 12 hour event and also created the European Solo Championships. Everyone who decides to ride off-road for such duration takes on a massive personal challenge. 24 Hours of Exposure is pioneering in that it is the only solo-only event in Europe.

Alongside a truly championship worthy course every effort has been made to create a supportive environment for those stepping up for the first time. The aim: happiness, contentment and fulfillment, a badge of honour to be worn by all finishers.

Now in its fourth year the event attracts some of the top endurance racers in the country and from across Europe, with many returning year on year to either defend their jersey or to try and get their hands on one. And this may well be their final chance.

Some of those racers may choose to take on allcomers at the World Championships, but the one they all want and want right now is the UK title: to wear the red, white and blue, to know that they have fought the hardest and that they are the Champion.

Here we outline those contenders who might cover close to 300 miles non-stop to take the European & UK Solo Championship titles.

  • Huw Thomas
  • Dan Treby
  • Iwona Szmyd
  • Mark Spratt
  • Keith Forsyth
  • Emma Cutler
  • Rachel Sokal
  • Sonia Lopes (Canyon)
  • Ant White
  • Pedro Maia

Plus a few wildcards, read Ian's full event preview to find out more. Rich Rothwell (Enigma/Exposure) Rich's Race Tips

Don't talk to Ian Leitch the morning before the race or you'll be wound into a crazed frenzy and set off far too fast.

Rob Dean (Leisure Lakes Bikes)
Winner Sleepless in the Saddle 2009

Exposure Lights Accelerade Run and Ride Nomad Halo Rims USE Vitesse Beer Babe Saddle Skedaddle Binghams Brewery