Daily Archives: 10/19/2018

24 Hour Solo World Championships: Facts

As you’re reading this Cory Wallace is competing in the 24 Hour Solo World Championships.

What does it take to make it through a race like this? We asked Cory to give us some key stats.

 

“I’ll aim to consume 300-400 calories per hour.
Some country songs will likely be stuck in my head.  
7 x World Champ Jason English and I are pretty good buddies so we usually catch up in the first few hours of the race before we really start beating each other up.  After 12 hours we all become pretty quiet.
I feel I’ve had good form all year but have been hitting the post a lot.  I think there is a good race in my legs and hope to bury this one good.
I’ll be running two Kona Hei Hei’s.  They have foam grips and otherwise are stock team bikes.  One has a bit wider and higher handlebar just to switch up the position a bit between laps.
The laps are around 13 km long.  Usually, the winner will do between 400-450 kms.” -Cory Wallace

24 Hour Solo World Champs: Cory Wallace is Ready!

Fort William is known to most mountain bikers for its place on the World Cup downhill circuit. This year, however, it will play host to the Solo 24 Hour World Championships. Kona Adventure Team racer and former solo 24 Hour World Champion Cory Wallace is in Scotland and ready to race! We recently featured an article on what it takes to pull off a 24-hour solo race, but the world championships are next level.

Here’s a recap of the 2017 event:

 

The race kicks off on October 20th at the Nevis Range Complex at high noon! Be sure to follow along with Cory’s live timing here!