by Ben Haworth
January 22, 2009
This year’s Marin Roughride is on Sunday June 14th, one week later than 2008. Marin are providing spot prizes and a test fleet which will be available from Saturday lunchtime onwards. Torq are on board with drinks and a stand.
The event is a great ride across the open hills of the Welsh borders and attracts riders from all over the country and abroad. The route is across open moorland tracks available for the event by express permission of some really nice landowners which allows the the smallest proportion of road for any single loop off road event in England and Wales.
The atmosphere is delightfully laid back and welcoming. The marshalls are really friendly and helpful. The family friendly campsite is on the edge Hergest Ridge, above the tiny market town of Kington on the welsh border and has wonderful views of the surrounding hills.
The event costs £27.50 for advance entry, which includes camping, event tee shirt and post ride meal, courtesy of Wilfs.
Visit www.roughride.co.uk for further details and entry.