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Gorrick Hot & Cool MTB Challenges 2020 - Sun 3 May & Sun 11 October

by Jane Lucas, 08 Mar 20.

Hot MTB Challenge - Sunday 3 May - HQ at Vernham Dean Pavilion, Vernham Dean, Hants SP11 0JY

Cool MTB Challenge Sunday 11 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 off road mountain bike events through 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 popular, sociable events offer something for all riders. Some 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. The event is so flexible you can even decide which route to do whilst you're out riding.

You'll receive a FREE TORQ bar or gel when you sign in and there's FREE 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 details on both events are here

Online pre-entry is open now and there's a discounted price if you enter both events together, or you can just turn up and enter on the day from 8.30am.


  • Fully direction marked circular routes
  • Choice of route lengths 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 download 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