Today, the Ridgeway remains a popular recreational route, and a fantastic long distance MTB trail! Faster paced and less extreme than the South Downs Way, the Ridgeway never the less gives you plenty to get your teeth into. The route keeps you high up and offers continuous sweeping views, with just enough dips and diversions along the ridge to keep your climbing / descending muscles ticking over! The surface only occasionally gets semi-technical, leaving you with 100km of very rideable trail to enjoy! Its a ride that invites you to open up your engines, and test how long you can keep them running!
Mountain Biking Events in Reading, South East
The Orro GravelCat Adventure Ride, offering two routes that include sections on Britains oldest road, The Ridgeway.
This ride is a firm favorite with staff and customers alike, and it's easy to see why; quick single track and well-maintained trails dictate a good pace and the chance to clock up some exhilarating off-road miles in the Great British Summer. The route will take riders through heather lined trails and stunning woodland sections as we take a circular route around Hindhead. This ride has everything you could want: great trails, tough climbs, fast descents and beautiful scenery, and its why many of our riders come back year after year.
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What you need to know about Mountain Biking Events
Mountain biking is riding bicycles off-road (as opposed to Road Cycling events) and often over rough terrain, using specially designed bikes with features designed to enhance durability and performance. Mountain biking can generally be broken down into multiple categories: cross country, trail riding, all mountain (also referred to as “Enduro”), downhill, freeride and dirt jumping. However, the majority of mountain biking falls into the categories of Trail and Cross Country riding styles.
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Mountain bikers ride off-road trails such as singletrack, back-country roads, fire roads, and often venture to ski resorts that stay open in the summer for such activities. Because riders are often far from civilisation, there’s a strong ethic of self-reliance in the sport. Riders learn to repair broken bikes and flat tires to avoid getting stranded. Many riders carry a backpack, including water, food, tools for trailside repairs and a first aid kit in case of injury. Group rides are common, especially on longer treks. Map navigation skills will come in handy.
Here at Let’s Do This we want to help you find exactly the right event. By working with some of the most renowned Mountain Bike Race organisations in the space, we’ve got a great selection of epic challenges below.