This very unique event takes place in a specially dug peat bog on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales. Started up by local man Gordon Green in 1998, competitors must cycle two lengths of a six foot deep trench which is 45 yards long on a special lead-weighted bike. They must also wear a weighted backpack and dive belt and use a snorkel.
The prize? A trophy, but quite simply the honour of being crowned Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Champion of the World. It’s the first time I’ve been tempted to get a little more involved in these events, and it may not be the last. The Ladies title is mine!