***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** As you will know by now if you were pre-entered and have received your email with a full explanation and a choice of entry options, we have had to postpone Round 1 of the Merida Brass Monkeys Series.
Round 1 will now be Sunday 18 December, Sunday 8 January will be Round 2 and another Round will be added in the New Year to complete the Series.
We share your frustration and disappointment.
Thank you for your support, MBM Team
Brass Monkeys is the massively popular Mountain Bike Enduro Series headline sponsored by Merida Bikes. Hundreds of riders enjoy our well established venues with carefully prepared courses that go through heath and pine woodland with flowing and testing singletrack mixed in with swooping trails and stone fire roads that wind through the wonderful Hampshire and Surrey countryside.
All you need to do is choose how long you want to ride for, and then do as many laps as you can in that time. You need to complete a lap before your time is up for it to count.
Male riders aged 18-50 and female riders aged 18+ can choose to ride for 2hrs or 4hrs, whilst any male riders aged 50+ do 3hrs and male and female riders aged 14-17 do 2hrs. As well as each event being a stand alone race with trophies, it’s also a round of the Series, for which you need to ride and get points in every round to be in contention. There’ll be podium presentations of trophies very soon after the end of each category, plus Series trophies and prizes at the last round too. Single speed riders should enter the 4 hour Single Speed category to be in contention for the Series Single Speed plate, but their entry will also be moved to their appropriate 4 hour category for which they will also be in contention.
Thanks to our generous sponsors a large number of spot prizes are also given out during the Series.
**In the past year there have been several changes to the administrative process by which military land becomes available and can be hired for events. These have been followed now by a very significant increase in the cost of hiring it. After a lot of discussion we decided that, despite this, we would go ahead with the Series. Although we have done our best to minimize it, we regret that we have had to increase some of the entry prices.**
The next legendary Merida Brass Monkeys Series:
Round 1 – 18 December 2016 at Windmill Hill, Deepcut, Surrey GU16 6TU
Round 2 – 8 January 2017 at Minley Manor, Yateley, Hants GU17 9UF
Round 3 – TBC 2017 at TBC
Merida Summer Monkey 2017
Date TBC at Caesar’s Camp, Aldershot, Hants. GU11 1PZ
***As the days are longer, we can offer you additional 6 hour Solo and Pairs categories at this event.***