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10th Merida Brass Monkeys XC Enduro Series 2017/18

by Jane Lucas, 23 Oct 17.

Entry is open for the upcoming 10th 3 Round Brass Monkey Series, headline sponsored by Merida Bikes and supported by a raft of other sponsors. This hugely popular Series uses outstanding venues especially chosen for their suitability for mountain bike XC enduro racing on 5-6 mile laps. The superb courses are set and prepared by our very experienced team and go through heath and pine woodland with flowing singletrack mixed in with swooping trails and stone fire roads. Although we are going to Minley twice, do not expect the same course – it will be totally different…

Please note that some of the dates have changed from our first publicity, and if you have already entered and it affects you, you will be contacted directly by us.

  • Round 1 – 17 December 2017 at Frith Hill, Deepcut, Surrey, GU16 6SD
  • Round 2 – 7 January 2018 at Minley Manor, Yateley, Hants GU17 9UF
  • Round 3 – 28 January 2018 at Minley Manor, Yateley, Hants GU17 9UF
  • Each event will have full facilities, including a marquee HQ and trophies to be won at each round and also for the Series. There’s always lots of goodies as spot prizes too. Choose how long you want to ride for, and then complete as many laps as you want before your time is up.

    Registration opens at 08.00 and the START TIMES are:

  • 10.00 (finishing 12.00) - All 2hr riders including Juniors (aged 14-17). Podium: about 12.10.
  • 10.10 (finishing 14.10) - All 4hr riders. Podium about 14.20.
  • 10.20 (finishing 13.20) - All 3hr Male Grand Vet riders and Fat Bike riders. Podium about 13.30.
  • Full details and online entry are at and you can see regular updates on Facebook and on Twitter

    These events are PRE-ENTRY ONLY and are limited now to 300 riders.