by Jane Lucas, 12 Jan 17.
This is the year that we will be marking 25 years organising mountain bike events. It all started for us in November 1992 at Crowthorne Wood, and we'll be back there on 5 November 2017 with a special event, plus details of our Spring Series and venue...
Round 2 may have been titled the New Year Hangover but judging by the enthusiasm and pace of the 100's of riders there weren't many hangovers lingering. The 2 hour race shot off round the start field at xc race pace, riders keen to establish position in the fun singletrack that followed - and there was plenty of it. Those more used to racing the 12:12 TORQ in your Sleep at Minley Manor will have noticed a real mix up to the trails with some old favourites such as Back to Front, Sponge Bob, and Banksey split into two sections. Everything was very rideable as a light mizzle descended, subtly changing the character of the course and trail conditions. It just made drifting into the corners letting the bike choose it's own natural path even more fun. Or was that just me?! Read more...
Well done to all who rode today at Round 1 - The Christmas Cracker. And what a cracker of a course. Just over 7 miles of great fun trails sinuously twisting and flowing round Porridgepot Hill using all the best features...
by Jane Lucas, 12 Dec 16.
The postponed Round 1 will now take place on Sunday 18 December at Windmill Hill, Deepcut...
by Jane Lucas, 24 Nov 16.
As you will know by now if you were pre-entered and have received your email
with a full explanation and a choice of entry options, we have had to
postpone Round 1 of the Merida Brass Monkeys Series.
Round 1 will now be Sunday 18 December, Sunday 8 January will be Round 2 and another Round will be added in the New Year to complete the Series.
We share your frustration and disappointment. Thank you for your support,
by Jane Lucas, 09 Nov 16.
We like to think that our events are always very welcoming and over the
years many riders and their supporters have become our friends. Daran
Blackwell has been a regular rider since our earliest days and his father
Dudley was his greatest supporter - always at the events cheering him on.
We were therefore very sad to hear that Dudley had passed away in March, and
our sympathies are with Daran and his family. He was a lovely character and
will be missed.
Winter thermals were the order of the day as racers were greeted by cold and frosty conditions. Nonetheless the racing was HOT. Considering Crowthorne Wood has been Gorrick's spiritual home for nearly 25 years the course is always fresh. And once again the trail team mixed it up so you never quite knew what surprises laid around the next bend, of which there many, and roots...
by Paul Howard, 16 Oct 16. Results [ 1» ]
A torrential downpour first thing didn't dampen the spirits too much of the Cool Challengers as the sun eventually broke through and remained out for the majority of the day. This gave the riders a pleasant, if a bit muddy, riding experience. At least the temperature was decent enough as previous years have encountered near freezing and hailstorms.
If you want to keep riding through the winter Gorrick organises the Brass Monkeys Enduros which are a short lap offroad race, more info here...
Area 51 near Tunnel Hill was the venue for Round 1 of the Autumn Classics. The venue has only been used twice before and is quickly establishing itself as a fun but tough course to race. The hills may seem short but they're steep punchy little numbers, and the singletrack is unrelenting in a flowy twisty turny fashion...
by Paul Howard, 03 Oct 16. Results [ 1» ]
All results from the day now published.