Muddy Hell 2013 Event Cancelled
Media Release – 27th September 2013
Rollapaluza regrets to announce the cancellation of Muddy Hell 2013, scheduled for Saturday 26th October 2013.
As the founders of the UK’s most exciting and atmospheric Cyclo-cross event, Rollapaluza strives to put on a bigger and better competition year-on-year. Entering its fifth year, we have been unable to assemble the required funding to provide the scale and exhilarating experience that the event’s fans and competitors have come to expect from us every Halloween.
Every year Muddy Hell is a feat of earth-moving and imagination. As a group dedicated to innovation in cycling events, we are not prepared to compromise on the high standards we set ourselves.
Rollapaluza is very proud of its role kick-starting a new wave of Cyclo-cross competition in the UK - big on spectacle and, most important, open-to-all. Muddy Hell has influenced other great events at race venues across the country.
We warmly thank our kind hosts, the Herne Hill Velodrome, and all our past sponsors – not least Knog, who literally and metaphorically lit up the Muddy Hell experience. We express our deep gratitude to past participants and spectators for their contribution to the success of previous events. The decision that we have reluctantly taken today is in no way connected to the host venue, our previous sponsors, nor the competitive field and the crowds they drew.
We would like to apologise to anyone disappointed by this news. We will seek to develop a winning funding model that will enable Rollapaluza to re-launch Muddy Hell as a bigger and better spectacle in 2014.