Elan Valley MTB Marathon

A very wet and windy day awaited the brave souls from Sosban Riders as they embarked on another adventure into the wilds of Mid Wales on the Elan Valley Mountain Bike Marathon.  Children and parents donned their uber cool pink knee high socks and set off on a 30KM ride around some of the most rugged terrain in Wales.    


This annual event was organised by Red Kite Events and offered the choice of 30KM, 50KM, 82KM and 130KM endurance events with the 130KM cancelled due to atrocious weather.   

Despite a number of pleas from the parents to not take part, the kids were determined and rolled off the line with big smiles.  A serious adventure lay ahead !  Massive bolder fields, river crossings up to 4 feet deep, mud, hills, swamps......you name it, it was all there to be tackled and the kids did exactly that.   Taking every obstacle in their stride and leading from the front, their parents could only suffer on behind whilst beaming with pride at the sheer determination of their kids.  


Lucy leading the way 


All riders finished in one piece, wet and tired but beaming with pride as they had tackled the course and the elements.

A massive well done to all of you.

If you are interested and would like to take part any races or to come along to one of Saturday morning sessions - email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 07816 680805.    


Our day in photos...