Finally, the weather blessed us with good conditions for racing under sunny blue skies on a fun course. The hard work the trail team has put in over the last month was very evident as we continue to invest in Area 51; extending the parking area, surfacing new routes through the "mire" which was previously a no go area, and creating some new descents was all worthwhile. So it was a pleasure to see the categories well supported providing close racing. Review your results and photographs from the links above. Big thanks to our sponsors Saddle Skeddadle and Bounce Balls UK for the prizes, and Mountain Trax for the race number boards.
Our next events are on the Calendar. We're looking forward to something a little different on the 18/19 April The Bishops Way 100 mile gravel/mtb ride with overnight camping. Check out the website for full details.
by Jane Lucas, 13 Feb 20.
Well we tried, but sadly we're going to have to cancel the first XC Classic event planned for this coming Sunday, due to the high winds and rain forecast. If you have pre-entered we will email you.
Hopefully we'll make it to Crowthorne Wood later in the year. In the meantime our next Spring XC Classic event will be on Sunday 1 March at Area 51, Frimley Green, Surrey.
by Jane Lucas, 06 Feb 20.
The weather forecast for Sunday 9th February has been showing gales across the country with the likelihood of some damage to buildings and trees. As public safety is of paramount importance, the Crown Estate has decided to close The Great Park and adjoining land on Sunday and we wholeheartedly agree that it is the correct thing to do....
by Jane Lucas, 06 Feb 20.
Heath * Trail * Bike * Camp present The Bishop's Way. A mountain bike/gravel bike event supported by Alpkit, makers of award winning technical clothing and camping equipment.
Starting on the outskirts of Reading on Saturday 18 April you'll ride 100 miles of sweet off road trails and singletrack over 2 days (split 60/40) through the Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire countryside following a GPX circular route...
by Paul Howard, 31 Jan 20.
Final Series Points after Round 3...
A fitting end today to what has been a great well supported Series held at three very different race courses. Which was your favourite?
by Paul Howard, 14 Jan 20.
Series Points accumulated after Round 2.
by Jane Lucas, 14 Jan 20.
Here's the lowdown on the events the club will be running this year. Full details and online entry are live for most...
Many thanks to all who rode today, it was great to see so many old friends, and riders new to our sport. Thanks also to event supporter @BounceBallsUK for putting a spring in everyone's ride today with their tasty protein bars...
by Jane Lucas, 30 Dec 19.
This year's Brass Monkeys' XC Winter Endurance Series is already underway and the course at Hungry Hill got some great feedback, for which we thank you. ROUND 2 - The New Year Hangover is Sunday 5 January at Porridge Pot, Deepcut. We returned to this popular venue last August for TORQ Lite and it's just as good as ever. Expect a few short sharp climbs and some longer gentler ones, with fast, fun single track descents. There'll also be some interesting technical areas especially close to the canal and several fire roads for you to cruise and refuel as necessary...