Congrats Jason English: Solo 24 World Champ for the 5th time!
Racing often takes a bit of a back seat here. We're a community site, mainly here to have fun, but recognition of some sporting feats in the world of MTB really have to be congratulated.
Over the weekend Jason English became the Solo 24 Hour World Champion... for the 5th time! For much of the race Jason was out front but victory was sealed a couple of hours from the end when he put in a two blistering laps, destroying all hope of a catch the second place rider may have been holding onto. Boom!
Special mention to Brett Bellchambers too, for taking out the SS category.
There are many new recreational riders online here, so for those that don't know, this event works as so: Midday on Saturday one steps onto a MTB. They ride round a circuit (this year in Fort William, Scotland) until midday Sunday. Non-stop. Solo. The rider to finish the most laps in the shortest time before that Sunday cut-off wins. Yes - 24 hours without a break - Insane!
BTW - You don't have to be as mad as these fellows to compete in a 24 Hour event. They are posted from time to time in our calendar. Watch out for one.
Why not put together a team and give it a go? Marvel at the speed these solo guys ride when one comes past you in a blur, in the middle of the night, when you're struggling to ride a fraction of their distance. It's incredible.
Photo Credit: @CylingAusMTB.