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Mountain Biking for Feet – Chopwell Wood

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Saturday 19th October 2019

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Friday 2nd August 2019
Entries Close
Monday 5th August 2019 at 10:00
Entry Fees

£21.00 (attached)
£23.00 (unattached)

Event Organiser - Mark Marchant
07833 958 038

What goes up must come down!

Welcome to the technical downhills and lung busting climbs on the hidden mountain bike trails of Chopwell Woods.  This 10-mile race will take you to parts of the woods that you have never seen before.  It’s a test of strategy as well as fitness:  you’ll need to be ready to overtake on the wider sections of trail.  With 1600 ft of ascent and descent you will need to have your wits about you on the single track downhills and be ready to grit your teeth on the climbs.  Come and test yourself and show the mountain bikers how it’s done!

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
9:00 am – 10.30am
Race briefing: 10:50am
Start Time: 11:00 am

Entry fee includes:

  • Exclusive use of mountain bike single track trails in Chopwell Woods
  • Buff and beer for all pre-entered finishers
  • Free parking
  • Aid station with sweets/water/pop on the race route
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd man and woman

Race HQ: The Pines, Main Car Park, Chopwell Woods.

Getting here: Chopwell Wood is 20 minutes from the A1 and 25 mins from the A69, about 10 miles south west of the Metrocentre and a couple of miles from Gibside. The road entrance to the car park is in the Hookergate area of High Spen village, off the B6315.

Sat Nav postcode NE39 2BL

Grid reference NZ 136580

The number 47 Red Kite bus operated by Go North East runs regularly from central Newcastle and the Metro Centre to Hookergate Lane/Chopwell Woods Road from where it’s a short walk into the Wood.

Car Parking: Please car share where possible – park in the main car park following signs and marshal instructions.

Distance: About 10 miles

Kit: No kit check but please come dressed to run off-road on technical trails.  The race isn’t a run around wide well-surfaced bridleways and weather can be variable in the North-East of England in autumn so check the forecast and dress accordingly!

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