West Drayton Mountain Bike Club (WDMBC), one of the UK’s biggest mountain bike clubs, will once again be organizing the Bucks Off-road Sportive (BORS). The popular multi-distance event will be held on Sunday 16 May 2010.
Chris Denman, former Southern XC champ and WDMBC chairman said, “BORS started off 11 years ago after members of WDMBC took part in the Hell of the North Cotswolds and felt that there was a call for a similar event nearer to London. From then on it’s just got bigger and bigger and this year we expect to have 600 riders.”
Steve Keating, course designing aficionado, commented, “The Bucks countryside is incredible place to ride and I have designed routes that take in the best the area has to offer. The 121km route is tough enough for even the die-hard marathon rider while the shorter routes cater for groups and families that just want to enjoy the stunning countryside. It really has something for everyone.”
A proportion of each entry will be donated to the South Bucks Riding for Disability Group who have up to 100 disabled horse riders and use and share many of the bridleways used along the routes. In addition, all those completing the event will receive a memento of the day.
There are four distances available – 121km, 100km, 70km and 35km. All routes start and end at the Martin Baker sports and social club (Martinsfield, Tilehouse Lane, Denham Green, UB9 5DA) a mere stones throw from the M4 and M25. The routes are a mixture of country roads, public bridleways and singletrack and are clearly sign posted. Refreshments and aid stations will be well stocked thanks to generous contributions from The Feed Station.
Professional photographer, Tim Fisher (www.muddybum.co.uk), will also be on hand to take photos of the riders at various points around the routes.
Entry is limited to 600 entrants and we expect to reach this limit in advance of the event. To avoid missing out you are advised to enter as soon as possible. Riders can enter online by visiting http://tinyurl.com/bors2010
A range of energy products can be found at www.thefeedstation.com
More information on the South Bucks Riding for Disability Group can be found at http://www.southbucksrda.org/