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Gorrick Hot MTB Challenge - Sun 14 April

by Jane Lucas, 11 Apr 19.

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

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

This is a very popular, sociable event that offers something for everyone including under 16s who ride for FREE with an adult and E Bike riders. Some riders like to push themselves, others like to ride with their family 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 finishing riders receive a medal and a FREE photo download of them riding the event. 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 has now closed, or you can just turn up and enter on the Sunday morning 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 & 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
  • 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

One for the Diary

The Cool MTB Challenge will be on Sunday 13 October - HQ at Charlton Sport and Leisure Centre, Andover, Hants SP10 3LF