The uniqueness of 24 Hour racing explained

There are very few things like a 24 hour event. Even if XC is not your passion, getting a group together and committing to it may be the best bonding experience of your 2020.

Its almost hard to explain the feeling when your body goes ‘ok, I guess we’re doing this, fine, keep going’. You get so tired you legs just go almost numb, and you enter a new zone of riding that is very very different.

The quiet of riding in the middle of the night, just your tires and occasional wildlife piercing the silence. The feeling of coming into the pits and seeing riders going through the same thing as you. Riding from dark into dawn is a very magical experience, seeing the world light up around you.

Depending on how big your team is, you can make the race a huge challenge or perfectly doable for a weekend warrior.

If you have some brave friends, time to rally the troups, a 24 hour race is something you talk about for years! – The Jetblack 24 Hour is coming up on 28+29 March in Lidsdale State Forest in Rydal near Lithgow!

New to 24 Hour racing?

There is a 6+6 hour option as well (race start is with the 24 Hour riders at 12pm on Saturday and you stop at 6pm. Then, you’ll go out again at 6am and finish with the crowds at 12pm on Sunday)

The race categories are:

  • 24H Solo
  • 24H Teams – Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4. We will also run an Open 6 Team category.
  • 6+6H – Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Solo, Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4
  • Special sub-categories – check out the registration section for more category information about:
    • Masters (40+)
    • Super Masters (50+)
    • Singlespeed
    • e-Bike

Need more convincing?

Watch and share this epic vid from last year (by Faber Film) and get pumped up!