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The SaddleSore Rides

The SaddleSore series of rides consists of: SS1000 in 24 hours, SS2000 in 48 hours, SS3000 in 72 hours, SS4000 in 4 days, SS5000 in 5 days, SS6000 in 6 days, SS7000 in 7 days, SS8000 in 8 days, SS9000 in 9 days. The full rules and rider guidance documents are here.

The SS1000 is the most common ride, as it is the entry level ride into IBA long distance riding.

The SaddleSore rides are also available in the metric equivalents, but including the K after the number: SS1600K, SS2000K (both in 24 hours); and various other kilometre distance rides are ridden around the world. Basically, rides in the UK are done in MILES while rides in Europe may be done in either MILES or KILOMETRES.

SS1000

SaddleSore 1000

1000 miles in less than 24 hours

SS1600k

SaddleSore 1600k

1600 Kilometres in less than 24 hours

SS 2000k

SaddleSore 2000k

2000 Kilometres in less than 24 hours

SS2000

SaddleSore 2000

2000 miles (3220 kilometres) in less than 48 hours

SaddleSore 2000 Gold

2000 miles (3220 kilometres) in less than 36 hours

To attempt the Gold variant you should have successfully completed at least a SaddleSore 1000.

SS3000

SaddleSore 3000

3000 miles (4830 kilometres) in less than 72 hours

To attempt this ride you should have successfully completed either SaddleSore 1000, SaddleSore 1600K, Bun Burner 1500 and Bun Burner 2500K.

SS5000

Saddlesore 5000

5000 miles (8050 kilometres) in less than 120 hours

To attempt this ride you should have successfully completed either Saddle Sore 1000, Saddle Sore 1600K, Bun Burner 1500 and Bun Burner 2500K.

Sneezy & Wilf's SaddleSore 5000, 5th-9th July 2014