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MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES OF 2019

A 4 STAGE EPIC ADVENTURE THROUGH SRI LANKA

9th – 14th JUNE 2019

MOUNTAIN BIKING THROUGH PARADISE

Mountain bike race across Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Airlines Rumble in the Jungle takes riders on a journey through one of the most diverse landscapes on Earth. It’s more than just a mountain bike race, Rumble in the Jungle is an epic adventure across one of the world’s most beautiful and diverse islands. Riding 270km over 4 days will see riders travel from hot and humid jungles to the islands highest plateau. The final stage descends over 2000m, through tea plantations, jungle and paddy fields finally finishing on the banks of the Minipe canal almost at sea level.

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Sports massage and physiotherapy

ITINERARY & ENTRY DETAILS

WHAT’S THE PLAN OF ATTACK?

9th June 2019: Coach transfer from Negombo to Kuda Oya (approx. 7 hours). Race registration / briefing in the evening

10th – 13th June 2019: “Rumble in the Jungle” – See stage details

14th June 2019: Coach transfer from Dambulla to Negombo or additional optional day in Dambulla

Rider Entry Fee: $1495 USD

RACE STAGES

BREAKDOWN OF THE STAGES

Kuda Oya to Haputale – “River deep, Mountain High”

Starting on the flat southern plains of the island, just 100m above sea level, the race soon enters virgin jungle where riders will have to battle through prickly and dense vegetation, tackle river crossings and endure the attentions of blood thirsty leeches and jungle ticks. Upon leaving the jungle the trail starts to climb rapidly into the misty mountains of the central highlands, gaining over 1000m in the last 10km.

  • Date: 10th June 2019
  • Distance: 52km
  • Ascent: 1654m
  • Temperature: 25°c to 40°c

 

Stage 2 is a loop around the landmark Lipton’s Seat. After a 500m ascent, the definite highlight of the day is a 1200m descent over 16km of some of the most testing rocky trails around. Reaching the bottom riders will again meet the jungle with possible wild elephant sightings. The second half of the stage entails a brutal 700m climb, followed by another testing descent with a final 12km of undulating trail taking riders back up to the finish line.

  • Date: 11th June 2019
  • Distance: 57km
  • Ascent: 1857m
  • Temperature: 20°c to 30°c

 

Kalupahana to Nuwara Eliya: “Getting High”

The route today takes in Sri Lanka’s highest waterfall, Bambarakanda, crosses the highest plateau, Horton Plains and finishes in the highest town, Nuwara Eliya. None of this comes without cost; the day starts with a 17km, 1300m climb, the majority of which is on rocky trail. At 2100m, once on the plateau, the temperature can drop dramatically and the area is often shrouded in mist. From here a scintillating descent from the plateau through jungle and tea plantations followed by a 17km ascent brings riders to New Zealand farm, a landscape more reminiscent of the UK than Sri Lanka! Nuwara Eliya and the finish line lies just 14km from here via a series of back roads and off road trails!

  • Date: 12th June 2019
  • Distance: 66km
  • Ascent: 2900m
  • Temperature: 10°c to 30°c

 

Nuwara Eliya to Mahiyanganaya: “Big gears and chamois cream”

The stage starts with an 8km ascent through tea plantations to the 2nd highest point of the whole race. What then follows, is an epic 30km of off road descent after which the route traverses a mountain side on a sealed road before another 6km off road descent, completing a drop of close to 1900m. After this there is a 25km sealed section around the Randenigala reservoir, the Victoria, Randenigala and Rantambe Sanctuary, where wild elephants may be spotted. The final 28km is a pan flat dirt road at an elevation of only 100m above sea level, along the Minipe canal which takes riders through a completely different landscape than anything experienced earlier in the Rumble. Paddy fields and an abundance of wildlife, including monitor lizards, snakes, mongoose, peacock, eagles and many small rare wild birds will be seen all along this route

The race finishes exactly at the 100km mark on the outskirts of Mahiyanganaya, a base also used for the Sri Lanka T-Cup road race.

From here, riders will be transferred to the Dambulla Rangiri Resort, where the prize giving and post race celebrations will commence.

  • Date: 13th June 2019
  • Distance: 100km
  • Ascent: 2003m
  • Temperature: 10°c to 40°c

 

The race is over but that doesn’t mean the fun and adventure has to end!

For those on a tight schedule, we can whisk you back to Negombo (approx. 4 hour transfer) for your return flight but for those with time on their hands we’re excited to be able to offer an optional extra.

The Dambulla Rangiri Resort is conveniently located close to many of Sri Lanka’s major attractions including Sigiriya (Lion Rock), Dambulla Cave Temple, Minneriya National Park and Pidurangala Rock. For a small additional fee, you can stay on for an extra night at the resort and depending on demand will cram in as much guided sightseeing (with private vehicles) as we can.The following day there will be a coach returning to Negombo, or of course you can continue on with your own itinerary (for which we are only too happy to help).

Just choose this extra at the time of submitting your race entry (or contact us if you wish to add on after this) and we will take care of the rest!!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

AND WHAT ISN’T

Included in entry fee

  • Luxury coach transfer from Negombo to Tissamaharama (9th June)
  • 1 night in 3*+ hotel in Tissamaharama (9th June)
  • 2 nights in 3*+ hotel in Haputale (10th & 11th June)
  • 1 night in 3*+ hotel in Nuwara Eliya (12th June)
  • 1 night of luxury camping at Rangiri Dambulla Resort (13th June)
  • Breakfast and dinner (10th – 13th June inclusive). Dinner 9th June, breakfast 14th June
  • All necessary permits
  • Transfer of luggage between each stage
  • Physical and GPS route marking
  • Water stations with drinking water, fruits etc
  • Full medical support by qualified doctors
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Prize giving ceremony and after race party (13th June)
  • Finishers trophies, t-shirts, medals and certificates
  • Luxury coach transfer from Dambulla to Negombo (14th June)

Not included in entry fee

  • International flights
  • Sri Lanka entry visas or immigration fees
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Private medical services or treatment, emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuation fee
  • Equipment: including bike, bike spares & mechanical, helmet, clothing etc.
  • Lunches, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation before 9th June 2019, or after 13th June 2019

Optional Extras

  • Sightseeing day in Dambulla
  • Discounts on Torq nutritional products
  • Massage services
  • Bike mechanic
  • Rumble in the Jungle race jersey

JUNGLE DRUMS

WHAT THE RIDERS THOUGHT

Nick Craig

In late spring I received an open invite to race the 2017 edition of Rumble in the Jungle, billed as one of the toughest stage races in the world. With life being so very fragile for me and Sarah, I wasn’t 100% sure I was up for it. However we decided we should travel to Sri Lanka without too much thought, ride the race and live for Charli – Nick Craig, UK former Olympic and National Champion rider

Read the full article here

Jason Miles

 

The race comprised 4 stages. Each stage wound its way through tea plantations, dense jungle, mountaintop villages, exposed hillsides and manic, traffic-filled roads. Each stage was very strenuous and we seemed to spend all morning climbing – add to that the incredibly hot and quite often humid weather, the amazing curry (for every meal if you, like me, were daft enough) and incredibly efficient organisation and you’ve got everything you need for a truly memorable week’s racing. Totally immersed in the race, all the rider needs to do is race, eat and sleep. Brilliant.

Writer for SingleTrackWorld and 2016 participant

Read the full article here

Yuki Ikeda

 

早めに現地に入り、40度近い蒸し暑い気候に身体を慣らした。軽いインターバルで刺激を入れた身体は反応も良く、足も軽く感じる。しかし、4日間の長丁 場、しかもスリランカのアドベンチャーなコース、何が起こるかわからない。実力だけじゃない運の力も身につけて初めて勝利に近づくことができる。

Winner of the 2016 Sri Lankan Holidays Rumble in the Jungle, 2 times Rumble and 3 times Yak Attack competitor

Yuki’s mountain bike life

San Kapil

 

The sun was beating down and it was boiling 38c. The humidity was 80% it was going to be a tough day.

Rumble on a fat bike!

Blood, Sweat, and Fatbike tears…Rumble In The Jungle a 4-Day Stage Race through Sri Lanka….

Cory Wallace

 

There are good races and then there are great races. It was Nov 17th 2014 and I was running low on fumes after a long season and a pile of late season races, but when Phil Evans and Kate Hobson invited me to their newest brainchild, The Rumble in the Jungle, there was no question I had to be there.

Canadian professional marathon mountain bike racer for Kona bicycles and World explorer.

Read the full article

Hannah Barnes

 

In the end I didn’t take much persuading, and it ended up being one of the most enjoyable racing adventures I have ever done, and my first cross country marathon.

British Professional Mountain Bike Rider & Rumble Participant

Read the full article

Yuki Ikeda

 

スリランカで初開催された賞金総額2万ドルの国際マウンテンバイクステージレース「ランブル・イン・ザ・ジャングル」。今回はビジネスクラスの航空券まで 手配してもらい、招待選手の一人として参戦。こんな素晴らしい待遇はレース人生で初めての経験だ。嬉しい気持ちと同時にレースに対してより気が引き締ま る。今シーズン最後のレースとして良い結果を残すためにも万全な準備を進めた。

Japanese participant in Rumble in the Jungle, Yak Attack and Alpac Attack

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APPLICATION FORM

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

If you’re ready to enter you can do so here.

If you’ve still got questions – check out our Frequently Asked Question section below.

Only $1495 USD

WHAT THE FAQ?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Am I fit enough to complete Rumble in the Jungle?

Rumble in the Jungle is only 4 days of riding with the maximum distance being 80km.

The stages are tough, with lots of climbing, but each stage has comprehensive backup, where if a rider feels they are unable to complete a stage, we are able to recover them and transport them to the finish point.

Whilst we wouldn’t accept entries from riders without any mountain biking experience, we would actively encourage both elite riders and those embarking into their first taste of mountain bike stage racing to take on the Rumble, assured with the knowledge that safety and comfort of all riders participating is one of our primary objectives.

I am fit & enjoy mtb but I am not confident on extremely technical terrain. Will Rumble be suitable for me?

Whilst the descents can be brutally rough, there are only a few sections of technical riding which could be easily walked.

What kind of bike is best for Rumble in the Jungle?

The descents are long and brutally rough. A full suspension offers the best comfort for these sections and most participants riding with hardtails wished they had full suspension!

It is possible to complete the course on a hardtail and indeed the top 5 finishers in 2014 were all riding hard tails.

Bikes will need to be in to be in good working order and geared low enough to cope with extremely steep and technical climbs.

We recommend fitting new brake pads and chains before arrival in Sri Lanka, as although the race will be accompanied by a mechanic, once leaving Negombo spares will be very limited.

Is it possible to take a non-riding companion?

Of course!! We would like nothing more than for you to have your family or friends along to support you.

Companions will enjoy the same accommodation and food as the riders, and will be transferred by mini bus or 4×4 between race stages.

We cannot guarantee they will always be able to follow the entire stage but we will do our utmost to ensure they can view as much of the race as possible. Alternatively we can arrange for them to have separate sight seeing tours whilst the race is taking place. Please contact us for more details.

Are there any vaccination requirements for Sri Lanka?

Please check with your local doctor, GP or travel clinic prior to flying to Sri Lanka. The following vaccinations are recommended for people visiting Sri Lanka, but the list is not extensive;

  • MMR (and all other boosters and primary vaccinations)
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Japanese Encephalitis

Remember to plan well ahead with vaccinations. Allow up to six weeks to receive the full course, for some vaccinations require more than one dose, and some should not be given together.

Do I need insurance to enter Rumble in the Jungle?

Yes!

The race passes through some very remote area of Sri Lanka. In the event of an emergency, helicopter evacuation maybe necessary. This is a very expensive procedure so it is essential that all competitors and companions have insurance that will cover this and any medical treatment that may be required.

Proof of insurance (including helicopter evacuation) will be required by the 1st May 2019. Any riders or companions without adequate insurance will not be allowed to participate.

Can you recommend an insurance company?

We don’t have a partner policy with any specific insurance company but have found that Dogtag provide comprehensive insurance cover for most nationalities that is suitable for the event.

Do I need a visa for Sri Lanka?

Yes. Nearly all nationalities need a visa to visit Sri Lanka. An ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) can be applied for in advance here for a fee of $15 USD for residents of SAARC countries, or $30 USD for other countries.

Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your arrival date in Sri Lanka.

More details can be found on the eta.gov.lk website and you can check with your local embassy.

How do I get to Sri Lanka?

At present there is only 1 international airport in Sri Lanka. Bandaranaike International Airport is approximately a 30 minute drive up to Negombo, or around a 40 minute drive down to the capital city, Colombo.

Sri Lanka Airlines have direct flights to Sri Lanka from many European, Asian, and Middle Eastern destinations.

A number of the Middle Easterm Airlines also fly to Sri Lanka, including Qatar, Emirates and Ethihad.

Can I use this event to raise money for charity?

Mountain Biking Worldwide has 3 chosen charities / projects.

NCRR – A Nepal based NGO that rebuilt 7 schools in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes of 2015. Money raised for this charity will go towards the up keep of these schools and towards further school rebuild projects, and greatly assist in the education facilities for many rural children.

Helping Paws Worldwide – whose aim is to raise awareness on animal welfare and compassion through targeted educational programs through out Nepal and Sri Lanka. They also work closely with other in country charities such as Animal SOS Sri Lanka and Sneha Care to instigate neuter and vaccination programs.

The Yak Attack Foundation – money raised for our very own foundation will be used to support the growth of mountain biking in regions that host our races and provide platforms for the development of talented individual riders including the upkeep and development of the Nepal MTB coaching / training centre based in Kathmandu.

Any race participant raising over $300 for any of the above causes will be eligible to a 10% discount off the race entry fee.

If you do wish you support any of the causes close to our hearts then please  make your intentions known on the application form and we will send you some flyers to assist with promoting your fund raising.

And of course you are more than welcome to use any of our events to raise funds for any causes close to your heart.

The event is supported by Torq: What is the deal?

Our nutritional partner, Torq Fitness are offering discounts on all products and coaching services purchased through Mountain Biking Worldwide up to and during the race. They are also able to give advice on the best products to suit your needs for training during the race.

Torq have developed a bespoke nutritional package for Rumble in the Jungle. There are a number of ways to purchase and receive the pack. Please visit the main Mountain Biking Worldwide- TorqFitness site for more details.

How do I get from the airport to Negombo?

Negombo is approximately a 20-40 minute (depending on traffic) drive from the international airport.

You can either book an airport transfer via the application form at a cost of $20 USD per person (one way), or you can arrange a taxi on arrival at the airport.

Can you recommend a hotel in Negombo?

There are numerous hotels / guesthouses in Negombo that can suit every budget from $10 per night to $200 per night.

Check out Booking.com or similar sites for prices and availability of a range of accommodations.

I will be travelling with my bike in a bag / box. What will happen to that during the race?

It is not possible to take your bike bag or box along during the race. Nearly all hotels in Negombo have a secure luggage storage facility where you can store your bike bag and any extra luggage not needed during the race.

How do we get to the race start?

On the 8th June 2019, we will all meet at the race HQ, The Catamaran Beach Hotel. Your bikes will need to be fully built, with the pedals removed ready to go on the jeep and you will need all luggage with you.

At around 08.00am, we will be transferred by coach to Kuda Oya, which will take approximately 6 hours. There will be a lunch stop en route, this is not included in the entry fee so please ensure that you have local currency and small denominations.

The race starts the following day from the small jungle province of Kuda Oya to the south east of the island.

How will my bike be transferred?

Bikes will be transferred from Negombo to Kuda Oya and from Dambulla to Negombo inside a secure closed back truck.

Bikes will need to be assembled with their pedals removes and NOT in their travelling boxes / bags. There will be no extra space to accommodate bike boxes or bags. These should be left at your respective hotel in Negombo prior to departure.

The bikes will be carefully secured but the organising team cannot take responsibility for any scratches and/or damage that occurs during transit.

What is the accommodation like during the race?

The accommodation for the first 4 nights of the race will be 3*+.

On the evening of the 13th June, the accommodation will be luxury camping at the Rangiri Dambulla Resort. 

All rooms will be based on a twin share basis where possible, but occasionally this may alter if there is a shortage of rooms in the hotels.

On what basis is the room sharing ?

Whilst we use the biggest and best guesthouses in the area, accommodation is still very limited and thus so are room combinations. However, we endeavour to accommodate couples in private rooms and keep friends together.

Rooming will be on a twin share occupancy and due to limited facilities, single occupancy is not available.

Do the race hotels have WIFI?

Wifi is  available at many of the places we stay but it can be infuriatingly unreliable and slow, especially when all riders and companions have returned to the hotel.

SIM packages with data are available at the airport from Sri Lanka’s biggest mobile network supplier, Mobitel and if you are planning on using the internet a lot it would be worth while investing in this local sim card. Just remember that your phone needs to be unlocked and able to accept sim cards from different providers.

What will the weather be like?

For the majority of the race, it will be hot & humid!! Temperatures can range from 40°C in the jungles, to 5°C when we are up in Nuwara Eliya. Generally, the rain tends to stay off for the race but there is always possibilities of rain and high winds on the plains and higher elevation areas.

For a more in depth weather review, please read below:

The western and southern coastal areas of the island, as well as the Tea Country, remain under the influence of the summer monsoon in full swing, blowing in from the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. The winds hit the hills, creating increased rainfall in the west and along the south coast, although this is not as high as the previous month.

Despite the monsoon, it is not unusual to go a number of days without any rain or just the odd tropical downpour in the afternoons, making beach days still very much a possibility (although the higher sea levels should be considered in some areas).

Temperatures remain high along the coast (avg temp: 28 °C), whilst it can be chilly up in the hills, especially at night. Swimming in the sea on the south and west coasts during June is often not recommended. Many hotels will have their red flags out to indicate that sea bathing can be dangerous. Having said this, it is generally a month with good weather and water sports and outdoor activities are OK.

It’s a different story in the north and along the east coast, with dry and bright weather expected as beach lovers turn their attention to the east coast beaches. Further north in the Cultural Triangle, temperatures remain high and rainfall is at a minimum (avg temp: 32 °C). During the summer months this arid region can experience hot and dry winds sweeping over the flat plains at times.

What will the food be like?

Buffet breakfast and evening meals are included in the entry fee from the 10th – 13th June 2019 (+evening meal on 9th June 2019 and breakfast on 14th June 2019).

Both breakfast and dinner will be tailored towards an endurance athletes needs with lots of carbs, fresh fruits, vegetables, soups, breads, pasta, noodles, curries etc.

Lunch is not included in the entry fee, but can be purchased from the hotels, or local establishments after finishing each stage.

I have a specific dietary request. Can you cater for me?

Yes! Most dietary requirements can be catered for. There is a section on the application form to let us know of any specific requirements. Given plenty of notice it is usually possible to fulfill most requests but in the unlikely event it is not possible we will let you know before confirming your place.

Is bottled water, soft and alcoholic drinks included in the cost?

Safe drinking water will be supplied at all water stations during the race.

Otherwise water, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks will need to be purchased separately.

Please remember that tap water is not safe to drink, unless you have the correct filtration system.

How much luggage can I take with me for the 6 days?

Riders and companions are restricted to 1 piece of luggage for the duration of the race. This can be up to 80ltrs in capacity and must not weigh anymore than 20kg.

Bags must be clearly labelled with the riders name and easily identifiable to the owner.

Will there be a medical team and back up available?

There will be a full medical team, including a fully qualified doctor, for the duration of the race. They will be based strategically on the course to assist with any emergencies or accidents and will also be based at the hotel for 2 hours at the end of each day for anything less serious.

Please ensure that you complete the medical section on the application form as comprehensively as possible so that our medical team are armed with all the correct information relating to your medical history.

Is there a recommended medical kit for the event?

Due to the remote locations that Rumble in the Jungle travels through, with limited hospitals and health centres, it would be worth riders and companions to pack the below for ‘just in case’ moments.

Plasters (including blister plasters)
Bandages
Antiseptic spray and/or wash
Hand sanitiser and/or hand wash
Pain killers i.e. paracetamol, ibuprofen etc.
Any prescribed medication (in original containers, clearly labelled: check with your airline whether they should be packed in checked in or hand luggage) – including inhalers / epi-pens
Diarrhoea and vomiting tablets
Constipation tablets
Anti-allergy tablets
Throat tablets
Water filters and/or purifiers for areas of non adequate drinking water
Strong factor of suncream
High factor lip salve
Good quality sunglasses

We would also advise that all riders and companions see their local doctor or GP regarding getting advice and/or medications for the following:

Antibiotics or medications for gastroenteritis
Antibiotics for wound infections (if these differ)
Discussing whether or not they may need altitude sickness tablets (i.e. Diamox)
Pain relief
Any currently prescribed medication that you are taking

For more information on health whilst traveling abroad please visit – FitforTravel

It looks like the race is going to be hard on the body. Can I get a sports massage during the race?

Yes. You can prebook a 3 x 30 minute session package for $150 USD.

It may be possible to book a massage on the day at a higher rate but this will be subject to availability after all pre-booked sessions have been completed.

Will there be bike washing facilities each day?

There will be a hosepipe at the hotels to wash down muddy bikes. Although water may seem plentiful, fresh water is still a limited resource in the areas we pass through, so please use it sparingly. If you are washing your own bike you must also bring your own cleaning equipment.

Alternatively the services of a mechanic to clean and lubricate your bike can be pre booked via the application form.

Will there be a bike mechanic?

Yes, there will be a bike mechanic based at the hotels. A bike clean and lubricate can be booked in advance at a cost of $120 USD for the 4 sessions via the application form. This will also entitle the rider to a reduced fee of $20 USD per hour for additional repairs that may need to be carried out. A bike clean and lubricate can be booked on the day at a cost of $40 USD, with additional repairs at $30 USD per hour, but priority will be given to pre-booked clients.

Will there be race briefings each day and are these mandatory?

Yes!

Each evening riders will be briefed on the following days stage. It is mandatory that ALL riders attend this briefing from a safety perspective as important information regarding weather and trail conditions will be discussed, together with details relating to start times, route deviations etc.
Briefings will generally be carried out before dinner at 7pm but timings etc will be displayed on the race notice board in a prominent position in the hotel.

What language will the race briefing be conducted in?

The race briefings will be conducted in English, and it is very important that all riders are able to understand instructions given during the briefing.

How is the race route marked?

Each rider will be sent .gpx files to the exact course at least one week before the race commences. All riders are expected to upload these to their GPS device and use this information to navigate the course. Please ensure this is done prior to leaving your home country, as we may be unable to complete this once in Sri Lanka.

In addition to this, the route will be physically marked with ribbon and chalk in prominent places and at regular intervals and staff will be placed at any ambiguous junctions etc.

What time does the riding start each day and how long should we expect to be out for?

As the stages are not massively long, the race will generally not start until 9am, unless conditions dictate otherwise. On average we expect the faster riders to be riding for around 3 to 4 hours per day and the slowest ones to be twice that time, some days will be shorter and 1 or 2 maybe longer!

Where does the race finish?

The final finish line on the 13th June 2019 will at the FarCry Resort in Hetipola. Here riders will be served lunch, be able to shower and have a swim in the pool before being transferred (approx 1.15hr) to the night’s accommodation and venue for the prize giving and celebrations at Rangiri Dambulla Resort.

On the morning of the 14th June 2019 the bikes and riders will be transferred back to Negombo, to continue with their own travel arrangements. However for those wishing to explore Sri Lanka further, Dambulla is an ideal base and riders can opt to stay here or travel onto alternate destinations from here. If you would like to add on the additional tour day, please contact us for further information or select the optional extra when completing your application form.

How do I apply to enter the race?

All potential riders need to complete to application form which is available from the homepage, dropdown menu or here – Application Form. Once we have received your completed application we will contact you with whether your application has been accepted or not, and further details on procedures of how to secure your place in the race. Please fill in details on the application form as thoroughly as possible as this will help us to make a speedy decision on your application.

How do I secure my place in the race?

Once we have received your application and it has been accepted then a deposit of $500 USD will confirm your place in the 2019 edition of the Rumble in the Jungle, (full details will be emailed at the time of acceptance). Please note, this deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE and is a statement of intent that you definitely wish to take part in the race. We will make preliminary bookings based on this, which will incur costs. The deposit CANNOT be refunded at a later date if you change your mind!

What payment methods do you accept for the deposit or balance in full?

At the moment, our preferred method is via bank transfer into either our USD ($) or GBP (£) account.

We can accept PayPal payments, however this will have to be in GBP (£) and an additional 5% will be charged to cover fees.

Alternatively, if you wish to pay by card you can use a service called Transferwise which offers low rates for transferring money internationally, just create an account fill in our details and they will transfer the money to us directly.

Please remember that all transfer fees must be covered by the ordering customer.

Full details will be included in the application acceptance letter, but if you do have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes we do and it is updated on a regular basis with news from all our races.

Just follow this link – Mountain Biking Worldwide

Can I download more information about Rumble in the Jungle and Sri Lanka in general?

Yes, you can download our Rumble information pack in a PDF version here.

Can I download the race rules and regulations?

Yes, you can find them here –

Can I view more photos from the previous Rumble in the Jungle?

Yes, All the photos from the previous races can be found on our Flickr page.

Whats the deal with Pic2Go?

To have a small selection of photos automatically posted to your Facebook page during Rumble in the Jungle, please add your race number to the below form and follow the instructions.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT IT IS THE RACE NUMBER THAT HAS BEEN EMAILED TO YOU, and NOT the starting list number (the starting list automatically puts you in alphabetical order – it IS NOT your race number)!

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