The 2009 race, to be held in August, will be sponsored by Hope Technologies after the team took part in the ‘fantastic’ 2008 event.

Neil Arnold from Hope explained what happened last year: “It was a race that really appealed to a good cross section of the riders within Hope. All who took part agreed that it was a fantastic format and a great way to run a race.”

Arnold said Hope is keen to be associated with this style of event: “bringing a fantastic course, with all the facilities you would expect, to a wide range of riders in a value for money package. Who knows?, Maybe we can convince the No Fuss team that we need to see the six hours turn into twelve or twenty for the ultimate downhill endurance!”

Organised by No Fuss Events, the race will take place on the internationally renowned downhill track at Nevis Range near Fort William – home to the 2007 Mountain Bike World Championships and the UK leg of the Mountain Bike World Cup. The concept is simple – tackle the 2.82km track as many times as possible in six hours – but the realisation will be much harder. for details and entry.