Hands-up... who enjoyed themselves at Tunnel Hill? Well everyone I spoke to both during the race and afterwards were certainly loving the course and grateful for the frosty conditions...
by Jane Lucas, 06 Dec 14.
Sunday 18 January 2015 sees the start of our popular season opening XC Spring Series - headline sponsored by Saddle Skedaddle. There are four great venues including a new one Saddleback Hill near Bagshot...
by Paul Howard, 30 Nov 14.
Points are awarded to the first 40 finishers in each category with trophies presented at the final round. Click through for download...
Rather than dwell on the weather of the wettest Brass Monkey there's ever been, just for a moment think back to those amazing frosty races we've had in past winters. When the trails are frozen solid and the low winter sun is just enough to keep the temperature above zero. Everyone finishes with barely a spec of dust on them, just a satisfying grin of a great winters ride. I shall dream this is the way Rounds 2 and 3 will be!
Back on planet Minley there was plenty of satisfaction for many riders having finished, be it completing just one lap or five. Your determination and stamina will be rewarded in the series points for the top 40 in each category. The points will be published later in the week. Head over to our Brass Monkeys Facebook for podium photos and post race chit chat. I'm sure you've all got a story to tell.
Round 2 is on the 14th December and is held at Tunnel Hill. It's one of our favourite venues as the trails are sure to keep you entertained. Don't forget ENTRY CLOSES on the 9th December. See you there.
A cracking day out in the woods with a course that just got better and better as 100's of riders tested their bike skills and Autumn fitness. The Gorrick trail team excelled themselves once again providing a lap that not only introduced new trails but was nowhere near as wet as many had predicted, the few puddles left even dispersed. The highlight for me was watching the children's races with some as young as 9 or 10 who rode everything. Some future stars in the making no doubt.
There is a short break now till your next racing fix on the 23rd November for Round 1 of the Merida Brass Monkeys at Minley Manor. Make sure you pre-enter in advance as there is NO entry on the day. See you there.
by Jane Lucas, 21 Oct 14.
Our final XC event of the year is on SUNDAY 9 NOVEMBER at Crowthorne Wood. So why not come along and end your season with a blast? The event is headline sponsored by Endura makers of brilliantly designed mtb clothing...
by Paul Howard, 14 Oct 14. Results [ 1» ]
The fifth and final TrailTrax of the year made it's annual pilgrimage to the lovely Merry Harrier's at Hambledon. The abundance of rights of way and quiet lanes in the area made for a challenging event. There was the usual handful of clearances but in a wide array of times. And so it was that Dan Horton not only won his category but also the overall series, well done. On behalf of the Gorrick team and Mountain Trax for sponsoring the prizes we hope you've enjoyed yourselves and found new places to ride at in future. See you in 2015.
by Jane Lucas, 30 Sep 14.
The COOL MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE is on SUNDAY 5 October at The Pavilion, Charlton Sport and Leisure Centre, Andover. The fully waymarked routes will feature all your favourite off road trails in glorious north west Hampshire, including the much loved ‘Woods’ section. You can choose to ride either the 45 or 30km route...
A great day's racing in the sunshine and dust. Well done everyone, especially all those who were trying racing for the first time. Your results are up on Timelaps (see link above). Big thanks to our generous headline sponsor Endura for giving out clothing products to random finishers...
by Paul Howard, 15 Sep 14. Results [ 1» ]
Full results now published from a glorious day at The Vine in Hannington where riders made the most of the fast byways and bridleways of Watership Down. Our thanks to Mike Richman for laying out the checkpoints, and to Mountain Trax for the prizes. The final TrailTrax is on the 12th October at Hambledon, we look forward to seeing you there.