The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride
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Distinctive for their high ridges, dense woods and closely folded hills, Chiltern Hills will undoubtedly be a breathtaking venue for your next cycle. With a choice between a short, mid and full route, there is something for everyone. Sign up today for scenic views and a finisher's medal.
Full, Short and Mid
Sun, 24 Apr 2022
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Princes Risborough School, Merton Rd, Princes Risborough HP27 0DR, UK
Sun, 24 Apr 2022
Here's what races are available for The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride
£12.00 - £33.00
£6.00 - £29.00
£6.00 - £31.00
This ride takes participants straight out onto an ancient trail and then quickly out into the countryside for the rest of the day.
The climbs and descents of Chiltern come in continuous succession. This route will rise, fall, twist and turn so don't expect straight sweeps of terrain. This multi-terrain route creates plenty of physical and technical tests to entertain you on this incredible cycle.
Routes will be fully marked with orange signs and orange ribbons (you will shown samples of these at the ride briefing). Everybody follows orange. At route divide points, you will see a set of yellow signs, with “Full Route”, “Mid Route” or “Short Route” written on them, pointing in different directions. At this point, follow the right sign for the route you are riding. Once you get beyond the route divide point, you will start following orange signs and ribbons again.
- Fully marked route
- Route map for all riders
- GPS files sent to pre entered riders (enter in advance to receive these)
- Rider timing by transponder tag
- Mid ride drinks top up point
- Hot food and drink available at event base
- Emergency contact numbers for our team made available for you to carry with you.
How to get there
Princes Risborough School, Merton Rd, Princes Risborough HP27 0DR, UKGet full directions
Princes Risborough is the closest train station to Princes Risboroguh School, located 0.8 miles away, which will take roughly 18 minutes to walk.
Event day logistics
08:30 - 09:30 Registration
08:30 - 10:00 Start window
15:30 Event Centre closes
You must collect your race pack from the registration desk on the morning of the event, with plenty of time before the start of your race. Your race pack will contain your your timing chip on an ankle strap that you must wear during the race in order to receive accurate chip-timed results.
There will be an assortment of hot and cold snacks, food and drink available to purchase at the Race HQ before and after the event.
There will be food, water and energy mix at a feed station on the course to help you stay fuelled during the ride.
Please remember this is not a race so you should ride safely on the course and cooperatively to all other riders.
Under 16s can enter all distances but must select the 'Junior Entry' ticket when registering. Under 14s may enter the short and mid race, but not the full.
You should have a bike that will be able to handle the predominately off-road bike. Mountain bikes, gravel/ adventure bikes and CX bikes come most recommended.
Can I enter the The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride on the day?
Yes, if there is availability, you may enter the The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride on the day at £2 increased entry price.
How will I know which route to follow for The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride?
All riders will follow the orange signs. Where the course splits for the different distances, signs will be in yellow. Please follow the arrows labeled with the course you've signed up for.
Is the The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride a competitive race?
No, this event is a fun sportive. All finishers will receive a medal.
Friendly atmosphere. An interesting and varied route, Well marked and organised on the day. by the team
4.7Did the race in 2019
I've ridden road bike sportives and mtb enduro rides before, but this was my first mtb sportive, and I really enjoyed it!It was a fairly small event, but in a good way. I chatted with a few people as I went around and everyone was really friendly.The course was more cross country on local bridleways and roads/tarmac than anything too steep or technical (it's worth noting the event photo shows a guy with a full face helmet and body armour, but a fast hard tail and bib shorts would have been more appropriate!), but provided a good opportunity to spin the legs and push my lungs :)There were two areas where the course on the ground didn't match the GPX file provided, but they were both small changes and the route was really well marked so it wasn't a problem.Overall, a good event that I really enjoyed.
4.0Did the race in 2019
What’s the overall elevation of the 50km trail?
Hey there, just to let you know that the max elevation of this race is around 150-200 meters. All the best!
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