TONGDURO

MOUNTAIN BIKE DOWNHILL/ENDURO MINI CUP

TONGDURO 2020 NOW RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 22ND

ABOUT US

Created by riders for riders

TongDuro is located in Tong Valley on the outskirts of Bradford and was created to provide riders with the opportunity of getting back to the basics of riding bikes and having fun times! We understand the importance of racing competitively however, many race events in the UK struggle to provide a format where riders can truly enjoy themselves.

 

Tonguro is different, created by riders for riders who just want a day’s racing against their mates on fun trails with good vibes. We wanted to create a day where anyone can turn up, race their mates, win a few goodies, chill to good music, eat some decent grub and ride without any pressure on fitness or performance.

If you’re after a day out racing your mates against the clock, then Tongduro is it!

 

Located upon private land; this therefore being the only opportunity to ride these trails throughout the year meaning everyone rides blind, no-one has an advantage (unless you’re Sam Hill).

 

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2019 TONGDURO, WHAT HAPPENED?

This was our first year and we had no idea how it was going to go. Restricted to 50 riders, entries were offered up via Instagram and through a network of friends, thankfully all entries were snapped up pretty quick.

Format of the day was 2 x different stages of between 1.30 – 2 min per trail, both rode twice by each rider, the totality of each runs would determine the placings of each rider in their respective categories.

Practice in the morning, break for lunch with some wind down beats provided by Lovers Records own resident dj James Lee and then down to the business of racing in the afternoon. Post-race activities included a raffle for all the goodies donated by our awesome sponsors including hydration via the awesome Magic Rock Brewing then podium presentations for our day’s hero’s. We continued into the night with live music, dodgy dancing, bbq and general shenanigans for those who travelled far and wide to make the day.

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Feedback from all on the day was both fantastic and overwhelming so, it’d be rude not to do it again aye, roll on 2020 for bigger & better things!

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What Happened at TonDuro 2019?

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LADIES FIRST

The ladies got us away first and smashed it down the valley, no stopping em.. Well done to our queen of the hill Vicky Chapman who is clearly over the moon, sure the free beer influenced the smile though! Congrats to Anna Fenwick & Angelica Slobodzia also for grabbing 2nd & 3rd respectively.

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TIME GENTLEMEN

The guys up next and although Grant Braddock rode like a demon for the overall win we cannot help but salute Oliver Raine for those pants in grabbing 2nd place. Sam Needham grabbed a well-deserved 3rd place following a steward’s enquiry over his age having been submitted at 48 years old, not bad for a veteran aye!

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HANDS IN THE AIR

Big thanks to our very own resident dj and now head of entertainment for 2020, James Lee of Lovers Records. James can be regularly found in the Tong Valley keeping the local badgers & Alpaca’s in groove, thankfully he found some time to set the vibe for our race day and keep everyone chilled with some classic vinyl beats.

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NOURISHMENT

The ladies kept everyone going throughout the day with plenty of bacon butties, snacks, brownies… great job & thanks to Lisa, Stella & Sarah for giving up their time feed you ravenous vultures, some slower trail times were had post lunch due to their not for profit business ethos and generosity of portions!

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