While Wild Horizons is well known for our mountain bike events, a lot of riders we know tend to ride both types of bike. In fact, just quietly, we even sometimes choose the roadie for a training ride (the trails don’t dry as fast as the road).
We’ve created the Focus Rock&Road as a unique cycling event that doesn’t fit any existing category and that we think is an exciting new race experience for roadies and mountain bikers alike. It is exciting racing as experienced roadies work to gain an advantage over the mountain bikers from the start, but will speed give them enough advantage to stay in front when they hit the single tracks? Do the mountain bikers have enough speed to hang on to the roadies and maximise their skills through the rock section?
The front runners take about 4-5hrs to complete the MAX R&R – so it fits in the marathon category – but really it’s in a league of its own.