The events are held at a wide range of venues within Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. Gorrick TrailTrax signs to the venues will be posted at local major junctions. You get to ride some fabulous terrain across the South of England with lovely views.
- The Jolly Farmer, Cliddesden
- The Barley Mow, Tilford
- Flowerpots Inn, Cheriton
- The Merry Harriers, Hambledon
- The Vine, Hannington
We return to Cliddesden after last year's very popular event but this time we're based behind the Jolly Farmer pub in the heart of the village. With the high density of off road options in the area expect a completely different course from last year but with the same range of surfaces, from wide farm tracks to twisting singletrack. Although the tracks will be dry and fast don't be fooled - there are several hills that will get you out of the saddle. And with so many tracks available expect plenty of options when it comes to route choice.
[ Venue Location Map » ] Cliddesden is just the other side of the M3 from Basingstoke. Access to the event field is near the entrance to Cliddesden as you approach from the North - just follow the signs on the B3046 as you approach from the A339.
A short drive to the south of Farnham and west of Guildford, Tilford accesses the Surrey Hills comprising the Devils Punchbowl at Hindhead as the main feature. The beautiful Frensham and Hankley Commons provide a substantial mix of bridleways and navigational challenges. Aside from the usual bar menu, there will also be a Barbeque at the pub subject to weather.
[ Venue Location Map » ] Approaching from the A287 the venue will be signposted. Parking is available on the road beside the venue, in the small car park over the opposite side of the cricket pitch, or a quarter of a mile away at the public car park signed "P" on the map.
Based in the small picturesque village of Cheriton, The Flowerpots has it's own micro brewery, a camping field, B&B (3 rooms), a large garden with plenty of tables and a barbecue. Overnight accommodation or camping but must be pre booked direct with The Flowerpots on 01962 771318. Every visit here is always a warm and welcoming one. The South Downs Way often forms part of the map area so expect some hill climbing on well surfaced tracks.
[ Venue Location Map » ] Take the B3046 from either Alresford or the A272. On entering Cheriton village turn west into the minor road to the pub. Lot's of parking is available in the camp field right next to registration.
A new venue for 2013 in an area that we haven't used for several years.
Just a few miles east of the ever popular event centre at Tilford and easily accessible from the A3 south of Guildford. Hambledon is surrounded by an excellent network of trails including The Hurtwood and Winterfold Heath near Peaslake. On top of these the Greensand Way passes within 200m of the event venue and the Wey-South Path bisects the course area. Added together, the abundance of trails gives us the opportunity to set a course that is mostly off road, with the remainder on quiet backroads. As usual the event will be set out to incorporate the best trails in the area and will provide fantastic riding for all abilities.
The Merry Harriers has an extensive selection of real ales and an excellent menu. For those bringing the kids along there are llamas in the field behind the pub - you don't get that at many event centres!
Hannington sits between Basingstoke and Kingsclere and has a great selection of off road tracks heading in all directions, including the Test Valley to the South and Watership Down to the West. We'll set a course to include the best of these and with so many options we're confident that we'll provide a challenge for riders of all abilities.
Depending upon your route choice there will be a couple of challenging climbs - or descents - and as Hannington is elevated above most of the surrounding countryside make sure you leave enough time for the climb back to the event centre as the clock ticks down. The event is based at "The Vine" pub, which we've not used for events previously, but after exhaustive research we are pleased to confirm that it has a large garden and conservatory and serves great food and drink - completely in keeping with it's inclusion in the AA Good Pub Guide in 2010. In order to leave adequate space for the pub's regular Sunday customers please follow signs to the overflow parking which is a short walk from the event centre.
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