by Ben Haworth
December 30, 2009
In less than 4 weeks the first of this much anticipated Series kicks off. To be precise, the date you need to mark in your diary is the 17th January.
Once again the Gorrick team are joining forces with Saddle Skedaddle, who will be handing out prize draw holiday breaks throughout the Series. Not forgetting too, the support of all your local bike shops who will be sponsoring all the competitive categories with a plethora of prize vouchers.
Gorrick will be encouraging more youngsters into racing with an Under 10’s category, so all the family can come and experience some Gorrick fun.
Here’s a taster of what’s to come:
R1 – 17th January – Frith Hill
The opening round takes us to Frith Hill, within shouting distance of Porridge Pot Hill, but providing you with a much gentler introduction to racing after the excesses of Christmas and the New Year. Again you’ll find lots of twists and turns that Gorricks are so well known for, along with the usual grin inducing fun bits, which will be there in abundance.
R2 – 14th February – Tunnel Hill – West
How better to spend Valentine’s Day than a blast with your loved one in the mud? Now renamed the Tunnel of Love, this will provide much more fun than any spa, and gives you the chance to go home not only healthier but also with a holiday to look forward to. The trails here are a mix of open heath land and woodland, seamlessly combining manmade and natural trails for the ultimate Gorrick experience, more fun than chocolates and flowers any day, honest. You never know you may just fall in love 😉
R3 – 7th March – Crowthorne
The original, and still one of the best courses on the Gorrick circuit. Despite the cruel uphill start you will be well rewarded as you whiz through plenty of fast flowing singletrack.
R4 – 28th March – Porridge Pot Hill
A sweet but stiff going course with plenty to keep you entertained. Set on top of the hill with tracks disappearing off in all directions.
R5 -18th April – Tunnel Hill – East
Returning to the Tunnel utilising all the tracks and trails that sweep in and out of the woods.
For more information on categories, times, directions and for online race entries take a trip over to www.gorrick.com