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Gorrick Hot & Cool MTB Challenges 2018

by Jane Lucas, 07 Jan 18.

As you think about which events you’re going to attend this year, if you haven’t already done one, you may like to give our highly rated MTB Challenges a go. Organised by our experienced, friendly team, they are timed, choice of distance, fully supported, marked route mtb events run along quiet lanes, tracks, bridleways and singletrack in Hampshire and Wiltshire. We’ve been organising them for some years (they started out as the Test Valley Tour) and they’ve evolved into very popular events that offer something for everyone.

Some riders like to really push themselves, others like to ride with their family (U16s ride for FREE) whilst others just enjoy riding through the stunning scenery with their friends. All riders receive a finisher’s medal and can download a free high res. image of themselves riding the event. The tasty on site catering ranges from coffee and homemade cakes to beer and a bbq.

The confirmed events for 2018 are:

  • Hot MTB Challenge (Medium, Long or Epic routes) - Sunday 20 May – HQ at Vernham Dean Pavilion, Vernham Dean, Hants. SP11 0JY
  • Cool MTB Challenge (Medium or Long routes) - Sunday 14 October – HQ at Charlton Sport and Leisure Centre, Andover, Hants. SP10 3LF

Full Event Information for those who haven’t ridden these events before is here. Online pre-entry is Adult £25, Over 65 £20, Under 16 FREE if riding with an adult is available here although you can also enter on the day of the event at a surchange.


  • Fully direction marked circular routes
  • Choice of route lengths Medium 30-35km, Long 45-55km and Epic 75-85km
  • 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 and recovery
  • Computerised event timing
  • Friendly Stops with FREE TORQ Energy Drink and energy snacks
  • Event photographer taking FREE downloadable high res images of you riding the event
  • Mobile 4 X 4 marshals
  • Finishers' medal
  • FREE Bike Wash facility
  • Web results service
  • Entry to FREE Prize draw for a UK MTB weekend from event sponsor
  • Spot prizes from our event supporters