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Gorrick Cool MTB Challenge - Sunday 10 October 2021 - Entry Open Now

by Jane Lucas, 04 Aug 21.

Online entry is open HERE now for this year's Cool MTB Challenge which will now be on Sunday 10 October due to Test Valley Borough Council's maintenance works at Event HQ taking place on the original date.

Please pre-enter if you want to ride, as we don't know at this time if we'll be able to take any entries on the day. As with all Gorrick events, should the event have to be cancelled for reasons beyond our control, you will receive a full refund of your entry fee.

All entered riders will receive a pre-event information email in the week leading up to the event, which will detail exactly what to expect and how to get the most out of the event. The confirmed routes and profiles will be posted just prior to the event to allow for any issues on

Cool MTB Challenge Sunday 10 October - HQ at Charlton Sport and Leisure Centre, Andover, Hants SP10 3LF

Organised by our experienced, friendly team, this is a timed, choice of distance, fully supported, marked route off road mountain bike event through Hampshire and Wiltshire. There's a choice of routes Medium or Long, but they always include a particularly memorable section of swooping twisty single track through lovely beech woods which just seems to go on for miles.

This popular, sociable event offers something for all riders, including e-bike riders who are very welcome to take part. Some riders like to push themselves, others like to ride with their family (U16s ride for FREE with an adult) 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 stop on the routes. All riders receive a finisher's medal and the onsite catering will include drinks and snacks.

Full event details and tips to get the most out of the event are HERE.


  • Fully direction marked circular routes
  • Choice of route lengths Medium 30-35km or Long 45-55km
  • 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
  • Spot prizes from our supporters