After the success of the 50 mile XC Clennell Colossus, organisers High Fell Events are bringing you The Breamish Behemoth. A touch over 40 miles of open fell cross country riding to test those legs. People who did the Colossus thought it as "the Daddy" and they would be right, and think of the Behemoth as the crazy brother which is an equally hard challenge.
So what's different? The Behemoth will offer you no protection in terms of going through forests. The event is held on Sunday 4th October and you will be open to whatever the weather has in store for you. One big, committing loop will have riders grasping with real cross country terrain and some severe climbing challenges.
As usual with High Fell Events there is a focus on the community. Free camping is on offer on the show ground at Ingram Village Hall the night before. Here you will find a cafe behind the hall and there are plans to have a community event in the hall the night before the ride. Just go easy on the beers! Half way round the route is Barrowburn cafe, an essential stopping point to fuel up before tackling the rest of the ride.
The Breamish Behemoth is a challenge ride and not a race. The competition is with yourself and our aim is to bring you some top class riding in one of the most remote and wild settings in England (and a bit of Scotland). At the end of this monumental effort you'll get a free t-shirt to help remind you of the suffering/joy.
To enter the Breamish Behemoth just go to www.highfellevents.co.uk and read all about the event before following the registration page to British Cycling. £25 for a fully marked and supported day long ride in Northumberland, what's not to like?