by Jane Lucas, 04 Dec 13.
Round 2 of the Merida Brass Monkeys Series is on Sunday 15 December at CAESAR'S CAMP, Aldershot. It's a massively popular venue, despite the hills, as what goes up must come down and the downs are superb! This venue will ride well, whatever the weather, and will produce a surprise around every corner...
by Paul Howard, 24 Nov 13. Results [ 1» ]
Full results from Minley are now available via the link above, and the series positions will be posted prior to round 2 on 15th Dec. So how was your first Monkey of the season? Great fun by all accounts. The new arena field allowed for a totally different course setup with a number of trails run in reverse plus plenty of new ones. The course was in amazing condition thanks to the very hard work of the trail bunnies who had to contend with major tree logging destroying many of the regular routes. So just three weeks to round 2, make sure to get your entry asap, as plenty of people missed out despite entry being open for 3 months! Also keep an eye on the websites for venue and course updates.
by Jane Lucas, 17 Nov 13.
Sunday 24 November sees the first round of our very popular Merida Brass Monkeys Winter Series, with FOUR events this year, brought to you by Gorrick and the Army. Round 1 is at Minley home of the 12:12 Torq in your Sleep enduro. Please note the NEW ENTRANCE with nearest postcode being GU17 9JS, look out for the signs. The entrance is at the roundabout that intersects the A327 with the B3013. Read on for more about the pre-entry closure and new start times...
by Paul Howard, 12 Nov 13.
This year's four round Merida Brass Monkeys Winter Enduro Series starts on Sunday 24 November with Round 1 - The Winter Warmer. As our land use for each round is always subject to the military not needing to use it when we would like to, this can sometimes lead to changes. Please check here in the week or so leading up to each event.
However we can now confirm that Round 1 will take place at Minley Manor. READ MORE...
by Paul Howard, 10 Nov 13. Results [ 1» ]
It was a welcome return to Minley Manor having only raced there for the 12 hour enduro in August, albeit on a very different course layout. The team did well to plan a course at such short notice after the cancellation of Crowthorne. Although the recent forestry work has certainly had an impact on the trails we'll be working hard to clear or redesign them where possible. So well done to everyone that came and raced. The warm sun all day certainly helped raise spirits, and despite some puddles and soft trails you all seemed to be grinning through the splashes!!
It's just two weeks until Round 1 of the Merida Brass Monkeys Winter Enduro so get your entry in now. Remember there is no entry on the day.
by Jane Lucas, 06 Nov 13.
For reasons beyond our control, we will not be able to hold our Endura Autumn Classic 2 cross country event at Crowthorne Wood this Sunday. We do apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience that this may cause.
We will however still be running the event, at Minley Manor, Yateley, Hants.
The event will be well signed (you don’t go into the actual Manor house entrance) and GU17 9UF is the nearest postcode which is for the houses on the venue’s entrance road. The entrance is a good tarmac to gravel road off the main A327 Minley Road, and only a minute from the M3 junction 4a.
This venue is well known to those of you who have ridden the 12:12 TORQ in your Sleep and, despite some tree thinning in the central section which we have had to work around, we have designed an XC course that will include many of your favourite sections.
All the facilities will be there as usual, and we look forward to seeing you there.
by Jane Lucas, 31 Oct 13.
Our final XC event of the year is on SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER at Crowthorne Wood, Berkshire. Plus we have news on the forthcoming 4 round Merida Brass Monkeys Winter Enduro Series...
by Paul Howard, 28 Oct 13.
The Cool Challenge returned to Andover for it's annual visit and riders were luckily treated to sun and the odd light shower. Careful trail plotting had made the most of the local bridleways and byways with the best trails in Collingbourne Woods serving up a good dose of twisty fun. Finish times are provisionally listed below. Andover local Adam Vaughan won the prize draw for a Saddle Skedaddle mountain biking weekend, well done. That's it for 2013, we'll be back for the Hot MTB Challenge on 8 June 2014.
by Jane Lucas, 21 Oct 13.
The COOL MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE is this Sunday 27th October at The Pavilion in Andover. The fully way marked routes will feature all your favourite off road trails in glorious north west Hampshire, including the much loved ‘Woods’ section, where we have been working to make it even better this year. You can choose to ride either the 45 or 30km route...
by Paul Howard, 13 Oct 13. Results [ 1» ]
A hearty "Well Done!" to all who came and raced in the constant drizzle at Frith Hill. Early racers were rewarded with a slightly moist track, but large puddles and rivers of flowing water soon changed course conditions to require a shortened lap. But all agreed the course was still 100% rideable and there were many smiling gritty faces...