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24-hour junkies flocking to Fort William

Just a few days remain until the Relentless 24 near Fort William, Scotland.

Just a few days remain until the Relentless 24 near Fort William, Scotland. (Image credit: No Fuss Events)

Hundreds of mountain bikers will flock to the Outdoor Capital of the UK this weekend, October 10-11, for the Relentless 24, a 24-hour race in the Nevis Range and Leanachan Forest, near Fort William, Scotland.

Just making it around the testing course in one piece will not be enough for racers; instead they will aim to complete as many laps as possible throughout the day and on into the night and next morning.

"With the huge diversity of routes available to us we have conjured up another cracker this year," said Frazer Coupland of No Fuss Events. "It includes sections of the World Cup Witch's Trail and even some sections from the first Relentless back in 2006."

"The technical climbs are hard but fair and there are brilliant singletrack descents as a reward. I am so chuffed with this year's course I have entered a team myself. Why should I miss out on all the fun?"

Organizers have planned a course that should hold up in wet or dry conditions.

Solo racer and teams of two, three or four may compete. The action will kick off at noon on Saturday with a Le Mans start including up to 300 riders.

For more information, visit www.nofussevents.co.uk.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.