by Ben Haworth
April 22, 2009
Now in it’s 6th year this Gorrick organised event continues to grow, offering competitors the chance to take their challenge as far as they want, with a number of laps of a cracking 10 mile course, which undoubtedly will contain everything that make Gorrick events so unique.
You can chose from doing either, 2,3,4,5 or 7 laps, then it’s up to you if you want to race against others, race against the clock or just take advantage of being on some fabulous trails all in the name of fun. Whatever you do it’ll be your challenge and everyone gets a finishers medal. If you do fancy your chances, we have some brilliant prizes courtesy of our generous headline sponsor for a 3rd year, Gore Bike Wear, who will also be on hand displaying a humongous array of exciting bike wear.
So what will the course be like in 2009?
Well we have it on great authority that it will be 10 miles. Unlike last year where the course designers were having so much fun that they lost track of how many miles the lap was, this year they are still emphasising on the fun, but will limit themselves to just 10 wholesome miles. Gorrick and of course the BOB crew have also been busy out on the trails and the new enduro course promises to take you to parts of Swinley Forest you can’t normally ride, along with lots of old favourites and a few new section including the cracking new bridge section. Expect masses of singletrack, with plenty of fire roads to enable rest and recuperation before you hurtle back into even more singletrack. For those who fancy their hill climbing abilities, you’ll be treated to a couple of killer hills as the course winds its way through Swinley, for the rest of us mere mortals the climbs will reward you with some excellent descents as what goes up must of course come down.
Online entries for the challenge close on the 28th April. Pre entry is ideal not only will it save you a couple of quid off on the day entry but you can get a few more Z’eds in bed, as you wont have to fight the long queues…
For those of us that come to the events to support our adventurous other halves, there’s plenty of trade stands to while away the time, along with a plentiful supply of hot and cold drinks and bacon buties along with plenty of room to get comfy near the course to help you soak up the action and hopefully soak up those rays, as the challenge zips around you.
For more info or to enter online visit – www.gorrick.com