by Ben Haworth
January 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13th 2010
Entries are initially up yet again by 20% in the first week.
The Marin Roughride is a moorland route with less road than any other event in England and Wales. Good relations with local landowners allow the organisers to use miles of tracks not normally open to riders.
This is a wilderness long distance ride for around 1,000 riders, on well flagged ancient routes in the Welsh borders. Everyone is out to enjoy themselves, singly and as a group. The achievement is to finish. The marshalls are there to help you do just that. The tiny market town of Kington (population 3,000) has the CAMRA county pub of the year, The Tavern, plus 7 more and hosts its town festival on the same weekend. The scenic campsite sits on the edge of Hergest Ridge and overlooks the town and surrounding hills.
The entry fee is the same as last year, including camping, event tee shirt and post ride meal, courtesy of Wilf’s new owners!
Visit www.roughride.co.uk for further details.