Friday, 10 July 2009

No 1632 Mule at the start of the Quali'


Liquorice Allsport in the Alpes.....

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Sign on to get a free Mulebar....


Mega practice on the Glacier


Nigel Mule of team Pies and Thighs going deep in the snow with his 4" Norco XC bike

Mules at the Megavalanche - Qualies tomorrow


Bird's eye view of stage finish in Barcelona

Flags flying high at Alpe d'Huez

Finish line. David Millar 18.7km out

Lunch at 2700 metres

Alex at the Tor de France finish line in Barca

Chester Deva Triathlon


Tuesday, 7 July 2009

MuleBar NZ Announces its first Mule!

MALCOLM (MAL) LAW is a 49-year old adventurer desperately trying to avoid a mid-life crisis. Late last year he dreamed up the 7 in 7 Challenge and is now obsessed with this journey of a lifetime.



The 7 in 7 is something that has never been attempted before. This will come as no surprise to most people – it is after all a pretty crazy thing to do! For its creator and main protagonist Mal Law it is, however, the opportunity of a lifetime to “make pain my friend”, experience New Zealand wilderness at its best, and most important of all, raise at least $50,000 for a great cause – The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation of NZ.

The Challenge is a world-first attempt to RUN New Zealand’s 7 mainland ‘Great Walks’ in just 7 (consecutive) days. Completing it will be the equivalent of running 9 off-road marathons and climbing Mt. Cook twice, all within just 7 days.

His brother Alan died of Leukaemia back in 1969. Ever since then he has harboured the idea of doing something amazing to raise funds for research into a cure for this cruel disease. In the early 80’s he rode his bike from London to Lisbon and raised some money for the UK-based Leukaemia Research Fund. But the idea of doing something more has always been lurking at the back of his mind. This year he found himself with some time on his hands and so is dedicating 2009 to the achievement of this goal.

He has a long history of outdoor experiences, both competitive and recreational. With the exception of the Heaphy, he has run or walked all the Great Walks in NZ, but never one after the other in just 7 days! As well as many smaller events, he has completed:
- The Coast to Coast
- Mizone Endurazone (length of NZ multisport race) in 2001
- Kaweka Challenge mountain marathon
- The inaugural Oxfam Trailwalker 100km (as part of the winning Veterans team)

But this is without doubt the biggest challenge of his life. It requires ridiculous amounts of training, a huge chunk of planning, and a real determination to succeed. Finishing it will be one thing, but he'll only count it as a total success if he can raise that much needed $50,000.

Sponsor Mal and become a “Friend of the Challenge” at www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/7in7/

Monday, 6 July 2009

Are You Tough Enough?

The second year of the ACU sponsored race, Are You Tough Enough, took place on Sunday in Deepcut Barracks, Surrey.

The course as always lived up to its name. Short, sharp climbs and decents accompanied by the sound of rifle fire from the firing range and well thought out singletrack made for a fantastic race.

Hats off to Brendan and Si for putting it all together.


The last two riders in on the day got the biggest round of applause!


A great atmosphere during prize-giving




Brendan and Si & the three fastest lap setters


Team MuleBar on the podium and Nice from Team Strudel after 6 hours non-stop.....