TORQ in your Sleep 2019 - IMPORTANT CHANGES - change of venue, 6 & 3hr races
by Jane Lucas, 20 Jul 19.
As you know, we're fortunate to be able to hire and use some superb M.O.D owned venues for our mtb events in the South of England. The downside is that sometimes military users take priority, and so it is this week. We've been informed that Minley will not be available to us this year for TORQ in your Sleep on 25th August.
We were gutted and our first reaction was to cancel the event but, mindful of the disappointment that this might cause, we requested an alternative venue and Porridgepot, an established Brass Monkeys XC endurance mtb venue has been offered. Although we will not be able to run a 12 hour event to our standards there, it is eminently suitable for a buzzing 6/3 hours event, and so the team are proposing to run 'TORQ in your Sleep Lite' there this year. That being said, the event will only run if enough of you support it by entering. Entry is by online pre-entry only which will close on Sunday 4 August, sorry no entry on the day.
The venue will open at 7am on Sunday morning with free trackside camping available as usual. Event Registration will be open from 8am for Pair and Team confirmations and number board collections. The course will be open from 8am for pre-riding. After the rider briefing at 11.45, riding for all categories will start at Noon and there will be podium presentations at 3.15 and 6.15pm. We're really sorry but due to time constraints, we will not be able to run any children's rides this year.
As usual, a TORQ Trade Stand Arena, quality catering, toilets, water, event photographer, results screen, mechanical support, spares, trophies and lots of winner's and killer prize draw spot prizes courtesy of event sponsor TORQ Fitness.
6 HOURS SOLO Female 18-39, Male 18-39, Veteran Female 40-49, Veteran Male 40-49, Grand Veterans 50+, Single Speed 18+, Fat Bike 18+
6 HOURS PAIRS Female 16+, Male 16+, Mixed 16+, Veteran (both over 40)
TEAMS OF 3 Female 16+, Male 16+, Mixed 16+, Veteran (all over 40)
3 HOURS SOLO Female 14-39, Male 14-39, Female Veteran 40-49, Male Veteran 40-49, Grand Veterans 50+
***PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE ALREADY ENTERED***
Children's Rides – full refunds will be issued via PayPal, you do not need to email us.
6 hour riders – your entry is unaffected, but please make a note of the new venue Porridgepot, nearest postcode GU16 6TU.
12 hour riders – Solos and Pairs: we will move your entry to the equivalent 6 hour category and will refund you the entry fee difference via PayPal, you do not need to email us. Teams: please consider alternative categories that you could do e.g. a Team of 4 could become 2 x 6hr Pairs and email us by Sunday 26 July.