16-08-12 MOK Bike Ride 2012
For all you bike enthusiasts out there read on.

[The Carradale Goat]
We would like to thank everyone who was a part of the 2011 Inaugural MOKBIKE event, whether you cycled, helped, watched, supported or donated. Thank You.

Sunday 14th October 2012 is the date for the next one. We are once again being supported by Flora & Marion from the Ardshiel/Seafield Hotels, and the post-ride buffet which was certainly a big hit, will once again be provided there.

At the time of writing, the routes from last year that ran will do so again, we will also reintroduce the Ultimate route hopeful that more support can be gained for it with getting the date out there earlier. We have also by popular demand established a XC mountain bike route, which with the kind permission and support of Forestry Commission Scotland hope will be a success.

The ‘Island’ routes

An Island theme was suggested for the current routes so the 2012 lineup will be as follows:
• The Davaar: The family/fun ride as per 2011
• The Sanda: Harder (33 miles) and Easier (20 miles) as per 2011
Please note these rides are named after the views from them and do not actually visit the island. Wet suits not required!

New for 2012: The Kintyre routes
• The Ultimate: (70 miles) as per 2011
• The Killer: an option – at 103 miles – run if there is enough interest
• Lussa XC Offroad Challenge: a road & off road route, which will take in Campbeltown’s own ‘Wee toon trail’ on Beinn Ghuillean and forest routes between Loch Lussa and Ballochgair & Saddell.

A minimum number of riders will be needed for the Kintyre/Lussa routes due to the number of marshalls that will need to be recruited.
The redesigned entry form will include a ‘second choice’ option in case any routes are vastly undersubscribed (why should they be?). The key to making these routes a success will be getting your name down as soon as possible.

This event offers all sorts of participation – from family to challenge cycling to volunteer to help in organisin and running the event. Anyone interested in volunteering should use the links below or phone 01586 552747 and ask for Russ or Ros.

All money raised will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Application forms will be available at Aqualibrium, Wee Toon sports, Ardshiel Hotel and on-line soon.

You can find Mokbike online at:
Kintyre Forum.com : http://www.kintyreforum.com/viewforum.php?f=67
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/256310247718667/
Official Website: http://www.mokbike.com/

click HERE for online entry form.

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