- Uptonogood? South oxfordshire event- anyone going?
I know there’s a few local riders in West berks & South Oxfordshire, so just raising this as PSA.
Upton has the event ‘Uptonogood?‘ running on the 15th of Junes.
Looks like it could be a bit of fun. Local XC loop followed by beer & music.
They have stuff suitable for kids too.
I know it clashes with the Malvern Classic.. I’m still deciding which to go for.
I’ll probably support Upton.
Anyone fancy it? Could get a group of us to bimble around.Posted 5 days agomaxtorqueSubscriber
I’ve done the event several times in the past, they’ve had a few years off, but it’s back this year. Usually a good mix of xc style tracks and good beer and good music!
Routes have i think been shortened a bit after one particularly bad year where it was basically a 45mile quagmire!
It’s weeksy’s patch, so he’ll know all the cheeky short cuts…. 😉Posted 4 days ago
I’ll be shocked if we ride anything I’ve not done before, but I’m always up for being educated and finding new ones.
Any ideas on start times? Just wondering what my lad can do. Or if he’s out with Mrs weeksy. Which sadly means I’ll be on the HT. It’s more likely we’ll all cycle over, they’ll chill and I’ll race, we are racing? LolPosted 4 days ago
On the day TimetablePosted 4 days ago
8:00am Car park opens (Off A417 – Not on the Recreation Field).
8:00am Event registration opens
9:20am Event briefing for 35 mile “Endurance” ride
9:30am 35 mile “Endurance” ride start on recreation ground
9:50am Event briefing for 25 mile “Leisure” ride
10:00am 25 mile “Leisure” ride start on recreation ground
10:00am Blewbury Brass Band (lawn)
10:10am Event briefing for 18 mile “Teen Spirit” ride
10:15am 18 mile “Teen Spirit” ride start on recreation ground
10:25am Event briefing for 12 mile “Family” ride
10:30am 12 mile “Family” ride start on recreation ground
12:30pm Al Jenkins (TBC)
1:00pm Cut off time for riders at A34 underpass (for riders doing the 18/25/35 mile rides) and at East Ilsley (for riders doing the 35 mile ride)
1:50pm Event briefing for 5 mile “Little Wheels” ride
2:00pm 5 mile “Little Wheels” ride start on recreation ground
2:10pm Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
5:00pm Event ClosepedMember
I used to live locally and have done it a few times, including a top 10 finish in what isn’t a race, but they give you a number, start you off at the same time, and tell you how long it took you, so what are you gonna do …
It’s good mindless XC riding, nothing too technical, and if the weather holds there’s some good fast stretches. If it’s muddy though, as Maxtorque points out, it can be a right old slog, and the mud round there is like nothing else. Proper wheel-stopping drivechain-jamming chalky clay.
Have fun!Posted 4 days ago
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