location maps MAP
||9 til 10.30
pre-enter,£10.00 on the day solo
£15 to pre-enter,£20.00 on the
Enter 3 or more for good discounts
||solo by age
Team by age and mixed teams
SIS drinks if you are early, laminated map.
|Enter online from the site to
ensure your place ( although you can't pay online), send a check
within 5 days to ensure a discount.
|Turn up at the event anytime
before 10am (earlier the better to plan your route) and pick up your
laminated A4 size map.
Copy the checkpoints (aprox 25-30 of) off the master maps in the
indoor start event centre,drink some coffee, and try and work out
which big hills to avoid.
|Bring some fine point permanent
markers to mark the control points on.
Make or buy a map holder board/device
for your bike to speed up your route planning.
|Its up to you when you start to ride - just line up and collect
your points sheet when you are ready, This tells you how much the
controls are worth, and your off with the clock running.
Ride as hard as you wish for 3.5 hrs to pick up as many points as
possible. Generally the winners only cover @35 miles, but you
usually find some great trails on your travels
|To win - don't try and do to
much, try and ensure you ride up the hills on the road and down
offroad, and don't hang around at the checkpoints too long. The fast
headless chicken guys can be beaten by the good planning snails.
|Lateness costs you 5 points per
minute, so get back on time at all costs. will that checkpoint worth
10 points really be worth it?
|Prize giving is generally around
2pm, with good prizes and trophys, and its an early finish to return
home for that Sunday dinner, or pop down the pub.
|If its a frozen winter morning,
get out and ride as soon as possible (9am) and enjot the fast mud
free trails before they thaw.
hrs, but 2 hour short family/fun option available
||its up to
you, some great riding or as many quiet roads as you fancy
website, or get them to post you a leaflet
||entry on the
| If you don't like queuing, they
can attract up to 300 riders per event, get there early for easy
|Hot food and drinks, seating
indoors in the warm.
|Note at some venues with limited
toilets and many nervous bikers the queue for the toilet can be very
TIP: stop at a petrol station on the
way, close by, and use theirs
|Most venues are in small villages
, that local pub looks tempting at the end for some well earned
lubrication, especially if the sun shines
|Full facility Camping available
at the Quantocks dual weekend. book by phone 01278 741224 or Holford
YHA on 01278 741224 make a holiday of it.
| RG2 8LD
||Phn 0118 986
- 2001/2 Plumz 3rd
- 2001/2 Plumz WIN