This will be the 8th Mayhem for me this year and I think I’m finally getting to grips with it.
Only feeling slightly nervous, no need to buy more stuff, just need to give the bikes one last fettle and I’m ready.
The course is the same as last year, a first I think but a good idea. Last years course improved on the one from the first year at Gatcombe park and it rode really well. All we need now is some decent weather, which may be a bit much to ask of the UK summer.
This year we have 9 teams camping together, the most ever, with around half being newbies. There will be competition amongst the Mayhem veteran teams while the newbies just try and survive so it will be interesting to see the contrast of the riders as the event unfolds.
Personally I’m nowhere near as fit as I was last year having not been feeling well for ages and having lost my mojo for a while. After last weeks Batchburner both fitness and mojo seem to be coming back, a bit late but it means a steady race for me this year I think.
Lets hope the post race report is a happy one.