FAT TYRE 3.5 HR MTB ORIENTEERING CHALLENGES
Format: 3&1/2 Hr Trailquest event, well organised and easy to enter. Ride in some of the great Southern Mountainbike areas, in winter on days you would probably stay in bed for
WHEN WINTER 2002 DATES BELOW TRAILBREAK SITE Numplumz.com
LOCATION Quick location maps MAP
START TIME 9 til 10.30 am
ENTRY COSTS £7.50 to pre-enter,£10.00 on the day solo
£15 to pre-enter,£20.00 on the day Team
Enter 3 or more for good discounts
CLASSES solo by age
Team by age and mixed teams
NUMPLUMZ.COM
ENTRY INCLUDES Free SIS drinks if you are early, laminated map.
EVENT TIPS
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.
LENGTH 3.5 hrs, but 2 hour short family/fun option available
CLIMBING oh yes
TERRAIN its up to you, some great riding or as many quiet roads as you fancy
WEB SITE Trailbreak
ENTRY FORM From the website, or get them to post you a leaflet
Closing date entry on the day usually
POSTAl ENTRY TRAILBREAK
FACILITYS
If you don't like queuing, they can attract up to 300 riders per event, get there early for easy parking
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 big,
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.
241 WHITLEY WOOD
READING, BERKS
RG2 8LD
PHONE/FAX Phn 0118 986 0652
E-MAIL
PAST RESULTS Rd1 - 2001/2 Plumz 3rd
Rd2 - 2001/2 Plumz WIN
USEFULL LINKS sponsors Bikemagic
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SIS Drinks
Oct 14 2001 The Chilterns
Nov 11 2001 Burbage ,Marlborough downs
Dec 16 2001 Albury cricket club - North Downs MAP
Jan 13 2001 Salisbury plain - race course MAP
Feb 13 2002 The Cotswolds - temple guiting village hall MAP
Mar 10 2002 Letcombe Regis village hall - Wantage MAP
Apr 14 2002 Duncton, cricket club - South Downs MAP
May 12 2002 The Quantocks- MOOR HOUSE FARM CAMPSITE dual event weekend MAP
Getting there: QUICK MAPS HERE