Steve Honeybone, End2End Committee Chairman, thanked the event sponsors Manx Telecom for their support and said it promised to be a fantastic event.
“We have around 1,000 riders from the Island, and the rest from off-Island. The course has been improved this year with a new all-weather section through Aarasey Plantation. It’s about one mile long and work has been going on since March. The Committee is very grateful to all of the volunteers who have given up some of their free time to work on the project, and thanks must also go to J.Qualtrough and Co, Wilson and Collins, OMS, and AV Craine who all helped with the project.”
Good Evening all,
Farmer Johnathan Quine has kindly allowed us the use of a field at Bride, but kindly requests a dontation which will be for the Rebecca House Children's Hospital(There will be a pot on the entrance gate). We would appricate it if you could park in there and cycle up to the start for a quick warm up as well ;). Click here for a map of the field for parking.
Furthermore, we have also released the Start Lists for the 2013 Manx Telecom End to End Mountain Bike Challenge!
The Manx Independant recently stated the Sign On night was at the Claremount Hotel like previous years, however this is NOT the case it is at Nobles Park. See the below map for the location:
The trail building team have been busy constructiing a new trail in Arrasey plantation! Headed up by Steve Colins, which a massive bunch of helpers, the trail is finished and we would just like to thank EVERYONE invloed. All your support is greatly appreciated!
We also couldn't have done it without support from the following companies:
J.Qualtrough and Co,
Wilson and Collins,
Once again a big thank you to all, and hope you enjoy the new trail as much as we do/are!
The Manx Telecome End to End Committe.
Four time winner Nick Craig and his son Tom have both signed up for this year’s Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge. Nick, who rides for Scott UK and won the End2End in consecutive years from 2008 to 2011, is a former Olympian and a multiple winner of British national titles. In January this year he won the Veterans Over-40s category at the British Cyclo-Cross Championships on the same day as his son Tom won the Under-16 Boys race. Tom won the under-16s race in last year’s End2End which was the first time he had competed in the event. Under-16 riders race to St Johns which is approximately half of the full 46-mile race distance. The Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge online entry list states that Tom will be competing for Microgaming in this year’s race.
Voirrey Barron, Manx Telecom Marketing Communications Manager,commented:
“It’s great news that Nick and Tom have signed up for this year’s race. We’ve seen some great battles between Nick Craig and Elliot Baxter in recent years and I’m sure they will be among the front runners this time. The quality of the field is getting better each year and there’s still time for the Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge to attract a few more elite competitors and riders just aiming to complete the course as a personal challenge, or to raise money for charity.”