It’s another super fast sellout. Thank you so much for your support. We are super humbled that our little event has such a loyal fanbase. 

If you haven’t managed to get a place, we suggest getting your name on the waiting list, as we might be able to offer you a place nearer the event if we have cancellations. 

To add yourself to the waiting list, please follow the entry link, click ENTER and then click on JOIN THE WAITING LIST on the category you want to enter. 

Welcome to THE MERIDA EX 2024, presented by Shimano

What an epic event that was. We certainly took the ‘epicness’ of our event to the next level in 2023 and will be back for more in 2024. THE MERIDA EX, presented by Shimano, will be returning to the hills and valleys of Exmoor for another round of our 3-day enduro extravaganza.

Going by the feedback we had from countless riders, our partners and the press, despite the rather ‘challenging’ conditions, the 2023 event once again impressed with great riding, exciting racing, laid-back event atmosphere, and a long list of unusual and exciting event details, creating a unique enduro experience for everybody.

The 2024 event will take place on the 6-8th of September 2024 and will be based in Allerford, a small village between Minehead and Porlock.

Although we were planning to run an e-bike-only edition in 2024, due to the overwhelming demand for another ‘classic’ event, we can officially announce that we will once again run a mixed event with both ‘e’ and ‘analogue’ bikes welcome.

As in the years gone by, we will keep THE MERIDA EX small, and just 80 riders will get the chance to challenge themselves over three unforgettable days of mountain biking.

More than just a race, THE MERIDA EX, presented by Shimano, is an adventure filled with punishing climbs, beautiful singletrack and stunning descents on some of the least-ridden trails in the country. We will have over 20 timed special stages, spread over approx. 110 km of riding. Check here for further details.

Riders ride, eat and celebrate with fellow racers and are treated to the best locally sourced food and drink Exmoor has to offer, all as part of the all-inclusive entry fee.

THE MERIDA EX presented by Shimano, is based on providing not just top-level riding but also on going all out on every other aspect of our event, from facilities to food and from an all-inclusive bar to our uplift element. From the start, we made it our mantra to not cut corners and provide the highest possible standard at THE MERIDA EX.

And while those fundamentals will not change, we always strive to add new elements and make things even better where possible.

Following the overwhelming feedback from the last three events, the Exposure Lights ‘Night Enduro’ stages have very much become part of the ‘furniture’ and will return in 2024. So be prepared for some night racing action followed by scrumptious food just meters from the finish line of your final night riding stage.

To let the images and videos from the 2023 event do the talking, please check the GALLERY section of our website and enjoy the highlights video from our last instalment below.

Hopefully, we could whet your appetite for our ‘small BIG’ event, and we can welcome you to Allerford in September 2024. Make sure you ‘pre-register’ via the PRE-REGISTRATION PAGE so that you will receive the necessary private entry link the day before the online entry opens (to pre-registered riders only) on the 3rd of March 2024.

What you guys said…

“I also just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for the most incredible event and thank you and your team for all your hard work it was an absolute cracker!!! I have been lucky enough to ride and race events all over the country and world, and this is one of if not the best I have ever ridden, and you have something so very, very special. I know I speak on behalf of all my mates that raced and all the new friends I made over the weekend that just again want to thank you all and your amazing marshals etc.”

“…a brilliant event and I don’t think there is anything else like it in the UK. The sheer amount of riding you get in over the three days is awesome and combine that with the overall atmosphere, and it ranks as one of the best weekends of the year for me.”

“Thanks so much…for the best weekend, I have had on the bike this year! Don’t know how you do it, but it keeps getting better each year… must be something in the scones!” 

“…can honestly say, THE EX was the best thing I’ve done all year.”

“…what a fantastic event, one of the best I’ve been to and really appreciate all the effort you guys put in to make it happen…”

“The whole event was incredible, the trails were great, and the effort you had all put in to make everyone feel so welcome was exceptional.”

“The descents were unreal … It’s 3 days of loads of miles, loads of downhill, riding with your friends, awesome food. It’s been brilliant, I’ll be back for sure.”

“Amazing trails. Great atmosphere. Well organised. Great sponsor support.”

“Really, really well organised. It’s nice because there aren’t too many riders on the trails. The riders are nicely spread out, so there’s no waiting at the top of stages. All-inclusive means you can just focus on the race.”

“It’s been absolutely brilliant. I’ve enjoyed it…it’s absolutely EXcellent!”

“Absolutely fantastic. An incredible mix of trails, there’s a fantastic mix. The trails really do make it.”

“The trails were superb and the food, entertainment and organisation were fantastic! More of the same next year please!”

“Longest day on the bike I’ve ever had but what a pleasure to ride so many hidden gems of Exmoor! “

“The tea is phenomenal!”