by Ben Haworth
November 24, 2009
The day features a Southern Trail Ride (moved from its usual Saturday slot to the Sunday for this event) winding up into the mountain bike Mecca that is the Surrey Hills. Three route choices will be on offer as usual, and navigation will be taken care of for you, thanks to comprehensive route marking, a detailed map and even GPS files to take the strain out of finding your way.
If a spot of navigating is up your street though, the day also features the latest round of the Trail Break Navigator Race season. This orienteering style event features the new Navigator Dual format, with a short point to point challenge to complete before you take on the open navigation course. The course is “fast and exciting, great for newcomers to Navigators and challenging for the old hands too”.
The whole day is in support of Trail Break’s Big Santa appeal too, to raise money for Save the Children. There will be a fun and family ride taking place on the day too (ideal for the leisure bikers in your life to join in on the day) and riders in all events will be encouraged to don a little fancy dress for the ride and help fund raise for this excellent cause through sponsorship or donations.