Mean and Dirty are offering you an off-road challenge into the Cotswold Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, starting and finishing at Brockworth Rugby Club. You will have access to parking, changing facilities, showers, a hot meal and event t-shirt, and crucially, the club bar for refreshment, upon completion of your ride.
There will be two route options, one short the other long. There is one category for everyone, you just decide which route option you wish to do on the day.
Part of your entry will go towards supporting the great work done by Headway Gloucestershire, a local charity that supports people who have suffered life-altering brain injury. A number of cyclists and sportspeople have passed through their doors and continue to receive Headway's invaluable help.
There will be a refreshment stop in a village hall where you can top up your water and enjoy delicious homemade cake, to sustain you.
Those choosing the long route will have a second visit to the refreshment-stop, before re-joining the shared return leg.
The event will start at 0900 and we will close the event at 1800.
Out on the route, there will be marshalling and radio cover, with first aid provided with 4-wheel drive capability.
The route will be fully marked with direction arrows and technical sections indicated.
Be self sufficient, we advise everyone taking part to carry a minimum of a pump, inner tube and puncture repair kit, a compact multi tool is always a good idea.
We have devised a route that is off-road heavy, with the emphasis on connecting some fantastic sections of challenging terrain, ideal for mountain biking. You will encounter a variety of trail surfaces, gradients, and obstacles, to test your riding skill and fitness. Where road sections are used, they tie together the fun parts.
This is not a race. The importance is upon enjoying the ride and scenery.
You will be expected to follow the country code and respect other trail users. Please do not venture off the route, as we cross private land.
Our hope is to be welcomed into these communities in future.
We will not be publishing the route before-hand, we want this to be a pleasant surprise.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 14th September 2014.
Brockworth Rugby Club, Mill Lane, Brockworth, Gloucestershire, GL3 4QH
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