The Marin Roughride 2010

by Ben Haworth 3


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!

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Comments (3)

  1. I’m in for 2010! Cracking event last year …really rated it! Just hope it’s not quite as hot…kept having to stop and dip my head in streams

  2. It seems hard to imagine at the moment that it was ever that warm… I’m sure the sun will return one day!

  3. The long route is the toughest enduro I’ve done. It’s always great weather but just watch out for heat/sun stroke.

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