Four Team JMC mountain bike racers competed in the 12 Hours of Exposure – the European and UK 12 Hour Championships – and all of them recorded brilliant results.

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photo: Rachael Eaton

After the first seven dry hours of the race, the weather eventually (and somewhat predictably  turned sour and pelted the competitors with hail, wind and rain. In spite of near-hypothermia and a rapidly-deteriorating course, the guys all saw the race to the end.

Dave Powell finished 3rd place in the Open Men category while Phil Simcock, Jason Miles and Lee Eaton finished in 2nd, 3rd and 6th place respectively in the over-40 years veteran category.

Jason also rode a ‘fat bike’ – a mountain bike with 4-inch wide tyres designed for arctic expeditions, to the fat bike category win.

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photo: Joolze Dymond

Dave and Jason’s own personal accounts of the race can be found here and here.