Here’s just a little taster of the venues, so why don’t you come along and find out for yourselves how great they are?
[warning]PLEASE NOTE: All are located within MOD Land so please respect the local By-laws and remember to stay on the tracks, whilst being mindful that Military Training takes precedence at all times.[/warning]
Porridgepot Hill / Windmill Hill GU16 6TU Grid Ref: SU912577
Windmill Hill is the smallest, but a fantastic and very diverse venue set around the Pirbright firing range complex, but don’t worry you will not be a moving target! It has lots of flowing singletrack in the pine woods, with bomb holes, dips and short climbs mixed with a variety of singletrack with the ground varying from loam to stone around the course. Good parking on Deepcut Green or within the venue, where the course skirts the perimeter in several places makes for excellent spectating.
The whole course is set around Porridge Pot Hill but with a massive choice of trails to use we can change the course around to suit both XC and Enduro races whatever the weather with plenty of tracks running along the contours as well as the odd cheeky climb.
Highlighted trails, include Watership Down, Drop in Surgery and Pants Way Round to name but a few.
Minley Manor GU17 9UF Grid Ref: SU818586
This venue has two arena areas that can be used to suit XC and Enduro Races, both with excellent parking. Minley has a good mix of fast flowing singletrack in the pine woods, both natural and man made, as well as more natural open mature woodland and some open grassy features with the ground varying from loam to stone around the course. There are no big hills but plenty of interesting flowing trails as well as something new each visit. It can challenge and excite you, but it also has a nice mix of fire roads and a bit of tarmac to ease the legs.
Highlighted Trails, include Banksy, Minley Maze, Sponge Bob and the Bridge to Nowhere to name but a few.
Caesar’s Camp GU11 1PZ
This venue is the largest and one of the most popular venues. It has lots of flowing singletrack in the pine woods mixed with hardpack fire trails coupled with plenty of open heathland areas so with all that choice of trails you will never know whats coming next. Hungry Hill has a good choice of climbs and the reward is a massive decent all the wat back to the arena, never mind the views across to the Hog’s Back and on a clear day Canary Wharf. The ground varies from hard packed sand to a gravel around the course which is the best draining venue for all weather conditions. Good parking on the sandy arena which very close to some great spectating spots.
Highlighted Trails, include Roller Coaster and Bunker Buster.
Tunnel Hill GU12 5RR Grid Ref: SU903545
The most popular venue, with the course running around the car parking area which is great for spectating. This too has huge variety of flowing fast singletrack to excite and thrill you with the odd incline thrown in for good measure. The area gives huge scope for variety and at times will find it self both sides of the Old Guildford Rd to mix it up a little with the ground draining well due to it’s sandy content.
Highlighted Trails, include London Road, Banana Split, Fire in a Can, Whoopy Doo’s and P45.
Oxney Moss, Bordon, Hants GU35 0LR Grid Ref: SU788 361
A popular XC enduro venue used for many years for a variety of mtb events. You can expect plenty of woodland singletrack, some short, sharp climbs and excellent ground conditions. The hard standing car park and Arena. make this is a very spectator friendly venue.