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2019 Hot and Cool MTB Challenge Rides

by Jane Lucas, 11 Jan 19.

Hot MTB Challenge - Sunday 14 April
HQ at Vernham Dean Pavilion, Vernham Dean, Hants SP11 0JY

Cool MTB Challenge – Sunday 13 October
HQ at Charlton Sport and Leisure Centre, Andover, Hants SP10 3LF

Organised by our experienced, friendly team, these are timed, choice of distance, fully supported, marked route mtb events run along quiet lanes, tracks, bridleways and woods singletrack in Hampshire and Wiltshire. All routes always include a particularly memorable section of swooping twisty singletrack through beech woods which just seems to go on for miles.

These are very popular, sociable events that offer something for everyone. Some riders like to 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. You receive a FREE TORQ bar or gel when you sign in and there’s energy food and drink at the friendly water stops on the routes. All riders receive a finisher’s medal and the sublime on site catering available includes hot & cold food and drinks, homemade cakes, beer and a bbq. Full event details are here

Online pre-entry is open via here (children under 16 ride FREE with an adult) and will close late on Wednesday 16 May or you can just turn up and enter on the day from 8.30am.


  • Fully direction marked circular routes
  • Choice of route lengths (you can even decide as you ride) Medium 30-35km, Long 45-55km and Epic 75-85km (Hot Challenge only)
  • 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 photo to download later in the evening of you riding the event
  • Mobile 4 X 4 marshals
  • Finishers' award
  • Bike Wash facility
  • Web results service
  • Entry to FREE Prize draw for a UK MTB weekend from event sponsor
  • Spot prizes from our supporters