Event News

2015 Summer Classic Prelim Results

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Would you believe it, another glorious day turned to rain for the last few riders of the last race of the day. Still, there were great reports of the course coming in earlier on in the day and it seems a good time was had by all. Still time to sign up for the National MTB Series later this year.

These are the preliminary results for all the races on Sunday.
Download 2015 Summer Classic Results (xls)
Download 2015 Summer Classic U8, U10 and U13 Results (xls)

2015 Winter Classic Prelim Results

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Sunshine turned to rain at the end of the day. Congratulations to all those that finished – still time to sign up for the Summer Classic and the return of the National MTB Series later this year.

These are the preliminary results for the adult races on Sunday. Final results and kids racing results will be posted on Monday.
Download 2015 Winter Classic Results (xls)
Download 2015 Winter Classic U8 and U10 Results (xls)

Summer Classic Prelim Results 2014

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A gorgeous day on Cannock Chase and a tricky, tight little course with wheel catching roots and the odd puddle. Another huge field and great to see so many first timers!

Don’t forget there’ll be a round of the National MTB series at Cannock in August too. The prelim Summer Classic results are available here:
Download Summer Classic Results (xls)
Download Summer Classic U10 Results (xls)

Scott Dirty Dozen Prelim Results 2014

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Four seasons in one day: sun, wind, light shower turned to hail storm turned to snow flurry. The wind picked up. Runners started finishing and the sun shone once more. What a day!

Congratulations to all those that completed the challenging 12km course in such tough conditions. Prelim results are available here:
Download Scottish Dirty Dozen Trail Run Results (xls)

Winter Classic Prelim Results 2014

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Another fantastic day of racing with over 500 riders attending the first race of the year from Run and Ride. Lots of first timers again and a huge field of women in each race along with very healthy fat bike and singlespeed categories. Fun was had by all with an added ‘winter Olympics’ feel thanks to the finish line snow machine.

The preliminary results are now available:
Download Cannocks Chase Winter Classic MTB Results (xls)

Newcastleton Cross-Border Classic 2014

We will once again be running our weekend of sportives in the Scottish Borders in April 2014. Now in the third year, the weekend will consist of the Copshaw Cracker Hill Climb on Friday night and two days of sportives over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of April with classic road riding in Cumbria, Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

With continued support from the very first year, the weekend of events is sponsored by Visit Newcastleton, Accelerade, Saddle Skedaddle and BikeSeven. A perfect way to shake the cobwebs out of winter legs, full details are on the website

Summer Classic Prelim Results

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A scorcher of a day for some cross-country racing at Cannock Chase with Run and Ride’s Summer Classic event. Great to see so many first timers, fun riders and novices enjoying themselves alongside the singlespeeders and fat bikes in the new category.
The preliminary results are now available:

Download Cannock Chase Summer Classic MTB Results (xls)

Halo Wheels Sponsor Singlespeeders

Halo Wheels are sponsorsing the Singlespeed category for the second year at next week’s 24 & 12 Hours of Exposure.


The category winners will each receive a pair of Halo Vapour SS wheels, 26″ or 29″, though on last year’s evidence the 29er is the wheel of choice for singlespeeders, as well as the coveted “Halo Singlespeed Champion” jersey.

The high performance lightweight XC/Trail rims are a new offering from Halo, one of the leading UK brands of rim and wheel products. Find out more about the Vapour Rims here.

Halo products are designed in the UK by riders for riders and are engineered to the highest standards to offer exceptional value and performance. They have been developed, used, abused and approved in conjunction with some of the World’s finest riders and only produce what they are willing to ride themselves.

To see more of Halo’s extensive MTB product range please visit

Tread and Shred Prelim Results

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Another weekend of racing at Cannock Chase courtesy of Run and Ride, this time is was runners and riders in the Tread and Shred Weekender with a 10k trail run and some cross-country MTB racing on Saturday and a 2 hour and 4 hour endurance race on Sunday.

The results for Sunday’s 2 hour and 4 hour endurance mountain bike races are now available: Download Tread and Shred 2hr & 4hr MTB Results (xls)

Nomad Pressure Washers Join Us At Wasing

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Adding to our list of sponsors this year at 24 & 12 Hours of Exposure at Wasing Park, Berkshire, we welcome on board Nomad portable pressure washers. Nomad will be supplying a number of their battery powered pressure washers for competitors to use throughout the race and have also given us a couple to give away as prizes (RRP from £220 each).

From the website: “The first time you use one of the Nomad portable pressure washers, you’ll experience a Eureka moment. You’ll have discovered a portable stream of water, strong enough to clean the muck off a bike, yet gentle enough to wash a horse or a dog. All powered by a very high quality removable rechargeable battery. A Nomad will save you time, effort and hassle. It’s quick to set up, takes very little room and saves water. Essential kit for cleaning on the go.”

For more details about all Nomad products, check out


Privateer Beastway Series 2013

It is with great pleasure that we can announce we will be continuing the legendary London based Beastway cross-country mountain bike race series into 2013. We also welcome on board Privateer Magazine as title sponsor of the eight race series taking place every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at Redbridge Cycling Centre.

Last year the original organising team decided 19 years was enough for them and asked for parties interested in carrying on the series to get in contact. Having started racing mountain bikes at around the same time as Beastway’s inception, SIP Events decided that a series with as rich and distinguished a history as Beastway, serving an enthusiastic and loyal group of mountain bikers in the south-east, deserved to carry on.

John Mullineaux, one of the Structureless Tyranny responsible for the Beastway for so many years said:

“The new team of SIP Events and Privateer Magazine seem to be a perfect fit to ensure that the Beastway Mountain Bike Series continues to offer grass roots racing in London and its surrounds. Beastway fans can rest easy that the series is in good hands and that the new team will give the racing a very welcome burst of fresh energy. I look forward to seeing you all at the first evening of the new series.”

There’ll be some interesting new additions to race night with a series ‘top team’ award, skills training sessions for beginners and youths and the odd shake-up to the racing to keep it interesting. Overall the race format will remain relatively unchanged from previous years with the hour long races taking place at Redbridge Cycling Centre in Ilford. There’ll be a range of categories for men and women, race and series prizes, trophies and more. All topped off with an end of season finals and awards night on Friday 26th July.

Andy Waterman, Privateer Magazine:

“The Beastway has meant so much to so many people over the years, including a lot of Privateer’s writers and photographers. The thought of it disappearing for good was quite unsettling, so when the opportunity arose to work with SIP Events to help ensure the series’ survival, we jumped at the chance. Beastway has always exemplified the best elements of cycle sport – friendly competition in an accessible format; the perfect entry point to the sport for new riders and the ideal tune-up for competitive racers. It’s going to be a great summer and a vintage year for Beastway.”

Dates for your diary: Wednesday 29th May to Wednesday 17th July.

A new website with full event details on is coming soon, There’s a Facebook “Beastwaysforyou MTB”group and all updates will be on our twitter feed SIP_Events_ukuseit #beastway

Saddle Skedaddle Sponsorship News

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Long time sponsor and friends Saddle Skedaddle will once again be supporting our events throughout 2013. In April they will be attending the Newcastleton Cross-Border Classic Sportive Weekend supplying the sportive Broom Wagon vehicle and logistical support.

Having been with us right from day one they’ll also be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Kielder 100 with us, along with its younger brother the Kielder 50, supplying a range of prizes from jerseys to holidays.

Saddle Skedaddle offer a range of cycling holidays around the UK and internationally for road cyclists and mountain bikers. They have recently opened The Cycle Hub, a bike shop, hire centre and cafe in the centre of Newcastle on the Hadrian Cycleway and C2C/Coast to Coast routes.

Cannock Chase Winter Classic Prelim Results

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A great day of racing at Cannock Chase for the first of the Run & Ride races in 2013. Preliminary results are now available but have not been checked fully. (Some riders might be missing a lap if they finished after the next race had already lined up, we’ll add you in soon.)

Download Cannock Chase Winter Classic Results (xls)

N.B. The file contains six sheets, each sheet covers a block of racing e.g. race 2 = first timers and fun

  • 02/06 – Summer Classic Prelim Results
  • 24/03 – Newcastleton Sportive Returns
  • 23/02 – Winter Classical Prelim Results
  • 06/11 – Newcastleton Sportive Returns
  • 07/07 – Summer Classic Prelim Results
  • 01/05 – Halo Wheels Sponsor Singlespeeders
  • 22/04 – Tread and Shred Prelim Results
  • 28/03 – Nomad Pressure Washers Join Us At Wasing
  • 18/03 – Privatleer Beast ways Series 2013
  • 09/03 – Suddle Skedadble Sponsorship