Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 08:00

Gorrick Hot MTB Challenges





Entry on the day is always available, but we strongly advise you pre-enter to save queuing.

Sunday 21 May 2017:
HQ at Vernham Dean, Hants SP11 0JY

Vernham Dean is a perfect Event HQ, located in the heart of the village giving access in every direction to quiet lanes, tracks and bridleways. Our routes make the best of these, accessing stunning trails, scenery and views. The trails are mainly ancient cart tracks of free draining gravel and stone with some grassy areas. We always include a memorable section of swooping twisty singletrack through beech woods which just seems to go on for miles.

Take the Long route for a great day of mixed riding or the Medium one which still includes the ‘Woods Section’ or combine the two and go for the Epic route (Hot Challenge only). You can decide during your ride exactly which route you want to follow, and then let us know at the end. The catering at this event is sublime, homemade cakes on offer all day and a BBQ and beer when you finish.

Route guide with distances and elevation profiles will be published on the website in the week preceding the event. However we may make last minute changes to the routes due to weather, access, road closures etc.

All riders receive an award if they finish and there is a pool of spot prizes from our sponsors which includes an MTB UK holiday weekend with Saddle Skedaddle the headline sponsor.


Adult £25 (£28 on day)
Over 65 £20 (£23 on day)
Children under 16 riding with an adult FREE


  • Fully direction marked circular routes
  • Choice of route lengths Medium 30-35km, Long 45-55km, 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
  • Mobile 4 X 4 marshals
  • Finishers' award
  • Bike Wash facility
  • Web results service
  • Entry to FREE Prize draw for a UK MTB weekend with
  • Spot prizes from our supporters