Would you Iron Man Baja 1000? British man Eddie Meek has travelled to Mexico to take on the challenge.

As one of the most gruelling and dangerous off road races, the infamous Baja 1000 is no walk in the park. 

It’s tough business and serious test of man and machine as the race treks 1200 mile down the coast of Mexico.

Teaming up with Maxxis Tyres, 36-year-old Meek is aiming to ride it solo.

Going Solo

“Entering the Baja 1000 has been my ultimate childhood dream, and without Maxxis, I simply would not be able to see that dream come to fruition,” told Meek. 

“I know the challenge will be testing, but I whole-heartedly believe that I have all the right parts and accessories to ensure I have absolute confidence on the track.

The off-road race, set to take place between 14 – 18 November on the Californian peninsula, is expected to attract around 500 motorcycle, buggie, truck, stock car, and other race vehicle drivers, with over 20 due to compete in the thrilling 1200 mile Iron Man race.

The premise of the race means that each racer chooses when they ought to fuel and pit. 

Given the intensity of the challenge, many motorcyclists form teams, and ride the circuit in shifts, allowing riders time to rest and recoup. 

1200 miles

Eddie, however, is one of only 10 motorcycle riders who plans to ride the whole 1200 mile circuit on his own — stopping only to refuel and pit.

“I don’t like to do anything by halves, so I will be taking on the trek alone,” continued Meek. 

“I aim to do a test run a few days before, to feel the track out and plan my fuel and pit points. 

“It’s extremely exciting. I can’t wait to fly over and really give the challenge everything I have. I want to do myself and Maxxis proud, for showing me so much support.”

Meek has already competed in a range of demanding races, including the Finke Desert Race in Australia, the Dawn to Dusk 24 hour enduro Weston Beach Race, Le Touquet Beach Race, The Tough One Extreme, and many more enduro championships.