The inaugural event kicks off with just the 12 hour race
The introduction of the 6 hour race to run alongside the main 12 hour race
This marks the 15th anniversary of this great event with numbers rising year on year
To help riders get to grips with the growing event, we introduced the practice track, which has been a huge success
We introduced a younger race age of 6+ (Little Uns and Mini Junior)
Consisting of 6 separate races, Dawn to Dusk begins with a standalone 1.5hr Little Uns & Mini Junior Race on the Saturday, then onto our 2 hr youth race and then progresses as dusk falls to the gruelling 24, 12, 10 and 6 hour solo and team enduro events.
A number of well known racers have taken part over recent years, including many British & international champions. Other notable entrants have included the Legendary Dakar Racers Cyril Despres and Alfie Cox. More recently comedian and all-round bike nut Ross Noble, along with Charley Boorman raced in Dawn to Dusk in preparation and training for his assault on the 2006 Dakar.
Nick Plumb at Adventure Bike Store Ltd formally known as Touratech UK is the brains behind the iconic event. Completing in the Dakar Rally 4 times (finishing twice) along with many other international rally’s and extreme events (Red Bull Romanics & Erzberg Rodeo) Nick & Touratech Ltd were instrumental in the planning and kiting of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s BMW G1200ADV bikes for the Long Way Round & Long Way Down.