The New Cycle Epic Website is Live - Go and have a look and consider racing/riding one of the Australian Mountain Biking Icons.
199 98 days, so still 28 14 weeks to the start of the 2014 Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic.
Time to start thinking about it at least, it needs a few training rides beforehand to get through the full distance. If you wanted to commit already, the entries are open for September 13-14 races.
If you need some inspiration, take a look at the video below, of the 2013 event, and if you look real hard you might see one or two riders from M1 Land slogging it out on the course.
This video is another high quality production from Dean Saffron. Check out his other videos, especially Spokesman
Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic from dean saffron on Vimeo.
The award-winning Flight Centre Cycle Epic is a great mountain biking tradition that began in 2002 with a bunch of mates challenging themselves on a 117km epic trail ride. In 2003, the inaugural Australian mountain bike marathon started a new era in the sport.
Over the past 10 years, the EPIC has gone through multiple evolutions, most recently due to the 2011 floods which destroyed much of the track infrastructure. The track-building team have worked hard to develop extensive tracks of an international standard - creating rides that cater for different ages and skill levels.
The EPIC weekend has something for everyone, from the novice rider through to the professional, offering six races and several categories to challenge and reward riders.