Cold MTB Challenge - Results and Photographs
The "Fairweather Challenge" may have been a more appropriate event title for the offroad Sportive out of Andover on Sunday 15th October. A cloudy start eventually gave way to a lovely sunny afternoon which was more beneficial to the later starters/finishers. So yes, lying in bed on a Sunday can be a good thing! Riders had the option of a long or medium route that both converged at the feed stop prior to the plunge into Collingbourne Woods. There were many favourable reports at the finish of endless fun singletrack. So much fun I hear a few people repeated the woods loop, now that's the spirit. It was good to see so many enthusiastic youth riders dragging their parents round too.
Elapsed ride times are available to view from the Link above, and there are photographs by official event photographer Kevin Sheldrake now on his website.
At the finish the Gorrick Team surprised one very lucky rider. Howard Stinton was randomly picked from the entries and won a Saddle Skedaddle Holiday, just for turning up. Well done Howard hope you enjoy it. He was genuinely shocked and very happy, as Alison handed over the certificate...
The Challenges are over for 2017, so if you still want to take part in more events Gorrick hosts the Brass Monkeys Winter MTB Endurance races during November and December. Full details elsewhere on this website. Hope you had fun today, see you soon.