Red Bull have announced today that Foxhunt is back for 2016.
The women-only edition of this innovative race heads to an exciting new location this October, with double the number of competitors set to take part as they try to outride the best female downhill racer in the world – Rachel Atherton.
Traditional roles will once again be reversed, as the hunters become the hunted, and a mass start will see 200 competitors playing the part of the hounds as they go up against Atherton overOctober 1st & 2nd. For the first time, Cumbria will host the chase as this innovative race heads to the Eden Valley, where a new course at Melmerby Scar will test the riders' technical abilities as they look to stay ahead of reigning downhill MTB world champion Atherton over a challenging 3km course. The event takes place over the full weekend, to include practice runs, seeding, and the main event, against a festival backdrop of entertainment and refreshments for the female downhill MTB community to enjoy.
The highlights from 2015 are available for viewing here.
Entries for Red Bull Foxhunt will go live on Thursday, August 18th at 10am via redbull.co.uk/foxhunt