Gorrick's Cool MTB Challenge event takes place soon on Sunday 14 October. It’s a fully marked and supported circular off road mountain bike event with event HQ at The Pavilion, Charlton Sport and Leisure Centre, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3LF Grid Ref SU341467.
This timed event offers riding for everyone. Some riders like to push themselves, others like to ride with their family (under 16's ride for FREE with an adult) whilst others just enjoy riding through the stunning scenery with their friends. You can choose to ride either a 45 or a 30km fully way marked and supported route which features all our favourite off road trails in north west Hampshire, including the much loved ‘Woods’ singletrack section. You’ll even be able to download a high res. image of yourself riding the event afterwards to go with your completion medal.
Registration opens at 8am and you can start riding any time between 8.30am and 10.30am. Start and Finish times are recorded for all categories and published online by the next day. There are friendly water/energy drink/energy snacks stops along the way and hot and cold food and drink will be available all day at the Finish. Other facilities include easy parking, a bike mechanic, computer timing, mobile 4X4 marshals, changing rooms, showers and bike washing. Each rider receives a free TORQ energy gel or bar and a completion medal, and will be in with a chance of winning a weekend biking break in the UK courtesy of event sponsors Saddle Skedaddle
Full event details and are here and online pre-entry is here or you can just turn up and enter on the morning of the event. If you do pre-enter you will be sent a pre-event information email in the week before the event, once pre-entry has closed.
YOUR EVENT ENTRY INCLUDES:
- Fully direction marked circular routes
- Choice of route lengths Medium 30km or Long 45km
- Colour Track Logs O.S. map sheet
- Event HQ with parking, drinking water, toilets & showers
- On site catering
- Free TORQ Energy Bar or Gel
- Rider public liability insurance
- Mechanical support
- Computerised event timing
- Friendly Stops with FREE TORQ Energy Drink and energy snacks
- Event photographer and FREE downloadable photo of you riding the event
- Mobile 4 X 4 marshals
- Finishers' medal
- Bike Wash facility
- Web results service
- Entry to FREE Prize draw for a UK MTB weekend from event sponsor www.skedaddle.co.uk
- Spot prizes from our supporters
The final route and elevation profiles will be published here shortly before the event, to allow for any last minute changes. Please also check our Facebook or Twitter for any final instructions or updates.