What makes for an ideal long weekend? For some it’s getting up at dawn to go on an adventure. Or maybe you’re the kind of person that heads to their nearest break in the hope that the surf is working. For others, a long weekend is all about relaxing in the sun, drinking cold drinks, and soaking up an atmosphere as smooth as Birthday Girl by Stormzy.
However, there are a select band of British eccentrics who’s idea of a good weekend involves pedalling their way through eyeball-deep filth for, well, for virtually no reward at all.
Last weekend saw the World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championships in Powys, Wales. It’s an event where those brave/foolish(delete as applicable) enough to have a crack, ride a mountain bike as fast as they can along a two metre deep trench filled with stinking, muddy water – better known as a bog.