Scott 24 - End of an era
Went down to CBR and did the Scott 24 - just socially. The numbers were down.
My first ever race was Scott 24hr back in 2007 and the size of the event back then was massive. This year it was tiny with most riders appeared to be doing 6 + 6 because the night laps were very lonely.
From 2007 onwards we did Scott 24 every year for a while but have not done it in two or three years so it was quite unexpected to find it so small.
Last couple of Mont's we've done seemed to have had good numbers though, Maybe 24hr events has lost it's appeal or it's only the Scott event that's fallen out of fashion?
They also announced it was the last year they run it which for me feels a bit like and end of era given it was the event that got me sucked in to MTB racing.
Seems like it'll be 6+6 from now on losing the dubious enjoyment of getting ready at 3am and waiting in transition area getting gradually more and more hypothermic whilst cursing fellow team mate for not getting in on time.