Gorrick has access to a range of distinctive established all weather race courses with different topography providing for a good mix of racing to suit all rider types. So it's the best all-round rider that wins, not just the flat or hill climb specialists.
Scroll down for venue descriptions, map hyperlinks to exact entry points, and the nearest available postcode to enable your Sat Nav. Please note that many of the venues do not have a physical post code so we have used the nearest available property as a reference, you should always follow the Gorrick Road Signs and consult a map for pinpoint locations. Some of the venues are private land and future use could be jeopardised by riding at times other than race days.
- Swinley Forest / Surrey Hill
- Crowthorne Wood
- Minley Manor
- Heath Warren
- Frith Hill
- Porridgepot Hill
- Windmill Hill
- Tunnel Hill
- Ash Common Firing Ranges
[ 3D Landscape » ] Swinley Forest (comprising Surrey Hill) is the whole of the area bounded by Camberley and Bracknell all the way to Crowthorne Wood opening up a huge variety of trails for the long lap of the Enduro Challenge. Cycle Permits are required to ride in the Forest when not racing, please refer to the Swinley Forest Cycling section and the Forest Map for more information.
[ 3D Landscape » ] Surrey Hill is the venue for the cross country racing based around the trails in the Expert Mountain Bike Area featuring such highlights as the Chicken Run, the Wall, the Full Nine Yards and the Long Run.
[ Entrance Map » ] Enter via Red Lodge Gate just 200m south of the A322/B3430 roundabout near the Coral Reef on the A322 Bracknell Road dual carriageway (northbound only) and follow the single lane fireroad to the parking and start area, approx 1 1/2 miles.
The nearest post code is GU19 5PN but DO NOT TURN off the road here.
[ 3D Landscape » ] The short uphill start leads into a fast fireroad descent - take care here - but once out onto the lap the course opens out into lovely smooth flowing singletrack. The technical Corkscrew is a love it or hate it feature as it twists and dips through a series of ridges. Our advice, select a middling gear and maintain a steady pace keeping clear track in front of you to look ahead. The finishing loop offers spectators a good view of the riders climbing and then descending a few minutes later on loose gravel corners.
[ Entrance Map » ] The competitor and spectator vehicle entrance is part way along the B3348 Bracknell Road. The parking area is approximately 1/2 mile from the registration point just to the east of the A3095 on the Devil's Highway Roman Road. Please DO NOT park on the verge of the A3095.
The nearest post code is RG45 6AR.
This venue has now become well established and holds the 12:12 TORQ in your SLEEP enduro. Two large grass fields provide plenty of room for the arena and good camping, backed up by full facilities; showers, toilets, catering marquee etc.
[ Map » ] The entrance is a good tarmac to gravel road off the main A327 Minley Road, and only a minute from the M3 junction 4a.
GU17 9UF is the nearest postcode which is the houses on the venue entrance road.
[ 3D Landscape » ] A wide and fast fireroad start is followed by plenty of singletrack, some of it tight and twisty. The course even goes through a paint balling area run by Ambush War Games, so watch your backs. Short sections of bridge (very easy North Shore!) are used to cross ditches and streams.
[ Entrance Map » ] The venue is off Copes Lane between Eversley and Heckfield.
The nearest post code is RG27 0PR, this is an indicator only and is 500m to the east of the venue entrance.
[ 3D Landscape » ] Introduced for the 2005 Spring Series Frith Hill has proved to be a popular venue. The large hard standing car park right next to the start area gives good access for everyone to watch the racing. There is a nice mix of gravel bashes, swooping singletrack and some tricky bombholes to challenge the unwary.
[ Entrance Map » ] Follow the B3015, the entrance is by the two roundabouts opposite the new Deepcut housing estate (ex Barracks).
The nearest postcode is GU16 6SD. This is just 300m to the south of the main entrance.
[ 3D Landscape » ] Just over the road from Frith Hill but with quite different terrain. Based on the end of the Chobham Ridges overlooking the Pirbright & Bisley Firing Ranges, expect a mix of short sharp steep climbs and some longer gentler ones, with fast singletrack descents. The trail network has been developed for 2008 to lengthen the course. The car park and start arena are surrounded on three sides by much of the course so it's an ideal spectators venue.
[ Entrance Map » ] Take the B3015 Deepcut Bridge Road, turn off east onto Blackdown Road/Newfoundland Road past the Military Museum, turn R into Alma Gardens and R into the venue.
The post code is GU16 6TU.
Windmill Hill is the alternative name for Porridgepot Hill but using the arena on the playing fields on Cyprus Road. This is the same venue that Round 1 of the Merida Brass Monkeys and Are You Tough Enough Races start from. The course may utilise a little of the familiar Porridgepot trails but it will allow us to make a different course to that at Round 4 of the 2011 Spring series.
[ Entrance Map » ] Take the B3015 Deepcut Bridge Road, turn off east onto Blackdown Road/Newfoundland Road past the Military Museum, turn L into Cyprus Road and follow the car parking signs onto the playing field.
[ 3D Landscape » ] Tunnel Hill is an area we regularly use for our own rides, often on the way to Porridgepot and Frith Hill. For 2008 expect a wholly different course utilising some of the original trails from last year plus new singletrack; such as Deja Vue, P45 and Banana Split. The ground drains well thanks to the underlying gravel and sandy base.
[ Map » ] This is a new entrance for 2008 on Mytchett Place Road.
GU12 5RR is the nearest postcode which is Keogh Barracks. If you're approaching from Mytchett continue on Mytchett Place Road past the Barracks for 600m to the venue entrance on your left. Once into the venue please continue past the Registration/Start area to the car park at the top of the hill.
Ash Firing Ranges is another of those areas we regularly ride. Its close proximity to Tunnel Hill provides for terrain of a similar nature but with trails more open due to less woodland, it's mainly heathland. The ground drains well thanks to the underlying gravel and sandy base.
[ Map » ] GU12 5EU is the nearest postcode on Heath Vale Bridge Road. Follow the red military signs off Vale Road for Ash Ranges.
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Note: 3D landscape views are generated by licensed TrackLogs Digital Mapping software from OS 1:25,000 maps. The images shown are to give a representation of the venue and are not scaled relative to each other.