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The Selkirk MTB Marathon, which takes place 2 May 2015, showcases some of the best natural riding the Scottish Borders has to offer and is the host of British Cycling's National MTB Marathon Championships.

 

 

But don't take our word for it. A taster of some of the amazing trails from the 50km and 75km routes is now online and can be watched here: https://vimeo.com/120580540. The folks at Durty Events are promising more wee tasty treats to tempt the biking tastebuds in the next few weeks. For up to date info on The Selkirk MTB Marathon and for all the excitements at Durty Events HQ follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#selkirkmtb).

Based at Selkirk Rugby Club, there are three different single-loop 'sportive' distances available, 25km, 50km and 75km, to provide something for families, novices, intermediates, enthusiasts and racing snakes alike. The trails use a superb mix of flowy natural and trail centre singletrack, ancient drove road, stiff climbs and grin inducing descents; wherever the courses take you incredible views are almost guaranteed!

On 1 May Durty Events are also holding a FREE family focused Bike Festival as part of the marathon weekend. Thanks to Scottish Borders Council they will close Selkirk's High Street between 19:00 and 21:00 turning it over to all sorts of 2-wheeled mayhem! This year attractions include a pump track, an airbag (!), head-to-head roller racing, 3-Sixty Bike Stunt Team displays, a mini cinema showing bike films (including the making of Danny Macaskill / Cut Media's epic 'The Ridge') and Hardies Bikes of Melrose will be there for all your biking related retail needs.

Competitors can enter the Selkirk MTB Mountain via Entry Centre: www.entrycentral.com/festival/328 and there are links from www.selkirkmtbmarathon.com.

MTB Marathon Taster 1 from Durty Events on Vimeo.