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A Trail Break MTB Event

Event Status:

Updated Mon 13th July

This event is going ahead as planned, operating under best advice and social distancing and safety practice.

The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride: Relentless Riding in the heart of England

The Spring colours are bursting out everywhere for this ride, but the true colours of the Chiltern Hills are revealed in the rugged folds of their profile.

The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride is a fantastic trip through one of the best mountain biking corners of the home counties. Big climbs, rooty, rattly descents and fast, fluid singletrack are your route through the picturesque spring countryside of the Chilterns!

As ever, you ride will come fully signposted and supported, with route maps and GPS to help you find your way too, rider timing and full catering back at the event HQ. There’s no better way to finish a hard ride than with a cuppa and a bowl of our home made chilli!

Rescheduled Event

This event was originally scheduled for April 25th. If you had already entered for the original date, you will have been emailed with information of your options, and your booking will be carried over to the rescheduled August 22nd date unless you have made other arrangements with us.




Princes Risborough School

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Bringing the kids?

Enter Junior riders here:

Short Route



8:30am – 9:30am

Mid Route


Start Time

9:00am – 9:30am

Full Route


Finish Time

Event Centre closes 3:30pm


Princes Risborough School,
Merton Rd,
Princes Risborough
HP27 0DR

Riding the Chiltern Hills

The Chilterns are distinctive for their high ridges, dense woods and closely folded hills. It all makes for a tough but hugely enjoyable place to ride!

You’re at the eastern end of the Ridgeway here, and the ride takes you straight out onto that ancient trail before a brief clip thorough corner of the town and then quickly out into the countryside for the rest of the day. You’ll soon find yourself climbing, as the pattern of the day is established. The Chilterns don’t lie flat for long; the climbs and descents come in continuous succession. And as well as rising and falling, the Chilterns twist and wind too; long, don’t expect straight sweeps of terrain. It’s a mix that creates plenty of physical and enough technical to test and entertain you, all the while leading you through the sort of landscape that makes cycling good for the soul!

Book Your Place Now


Bringing the kids?

Enter Junior riders here:

Event Logistics

On the Ride

Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chap strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and ride across the timing mat as directed. As you go around the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. At route divide points, you will find yellow signs showing you which way to go to follow the Full, Mid or Short routes. These should guide you around the whole route, but use your map if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There are also emergency contact numbers on the edge of your map. Ride safely at all times, and remember that you are on public rights of way and roads. This is not a race, so please ride appropriately, and be friendly and polite to other trail users you meet. At the end of the ride, pass over the timing mat once again, and hand in your timing chip. For those interested in there ride time, these will be available on the computer screen at the finish.

Entry on the Day

You can enter the event on the day, although there is a small surcharge (so pre entering is recommended). Just arrive before the end of the registration period and pay at the desk.


Go to the registration desk on your arrival. If you’ve pre-entered via the internet or posted your entry, you’ll have a timing chip on an ankle strap to collect at the desk. If you haven’t pre-entered, pay at the desk and a chip will be allocated to you. Collect your colour A4 map at registration also. Next, get yourself ready to ride.

Following the Route

Follow the orange signs and orange ribbons (you will shown samples of these at the ride briefing) regardless of which route distance you are riding. Everybody follows orange. At route divide points, you will see a set of yellow signs, with “Full Route”, “Mid Route” or “Short Route” written on them, pointing in different directions. At this point, follow the right sign for the route you are riding. Once you get beyond the route divide point, you will start following orange signs and ribbons again.

(Please note, in spite of our best efforts, signs can go missing or be tampered with during the course of the day. Make sure you pick up a copy of the route map at event registration, and carry it with you for use if needed. We also send out GPS files to all pre entries prior to the event, so if oyu want ot have the route on your phone or GPS device, sign up online now!)

Food and Drink

Hot and cold food and drink and snacks will be available to purchase from the event centre before and after the ride. (Including our ever popular home made chilli!)


Virtual ‘Social Distancing Event’ Times

Having had to postpone the full event due to Coronavirus restrictions, we made the course available to ride solo as a social distancing event. If you rode this before the full Stay At Home lockdown came into force, you can send us your ride data and we’ll post your times up here. Please only ride in accordance with current lockdown permissions.


Name Category Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
Colin Deady M40-49 Full 16.82 km/h 02:51:08 Gold
Craig Heaslip 18-39 Full 14.42 km/h 03:28:00 Silver
David Knight 50+ Full 11.90 km/h 04:12:00 Silver
Helen Mayo 18-39 Full 15.18 km/h 03:17:41 Gold
Peter Munden 40-49 Full 13.58 km/h 03:32:00 Gold
Jake Waterhouse 40-49 Full 20.01 km/h 02:29:52 Gold
Mark Watson 40-49 Full 13.58 km/h 03:32:00 Gold

Band A (Male 18-39)

Full RouteMid Route Short Route
Gold=14.48km/h (9.00mph) 3h 27m 2h 33m 1h 43m
Silver=12.07km/h (7.50mph) 4h 08m 3h 03m 2h 04m
Bronze=9.98km/h (6.20mph) 5h 00m 3h 42m 2h 30m

Band B (Female 18-39, Male 40-49, Male U18)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=13.76 km/h (8.55mph) 3h 37m 2h 40m 1h 48m
Silver=11.47 km/h (7.13mph) 4h 20m 3h 13m 2h 10m
Bronze=9.48 km/h (5.89mph) 5h 15m 3h 53m 2h 37m

Band C (Female 40-49, Female U18, Male 50+)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold = 13.04 km/h (8.10mph) 3h 47m 2h 48m 1h 53m
Silver=10.86 km/h (6.75mph) 4h 33m 3h 22m 2h 16m
Bronze=8.98 km/h (5.58mph) 5h 30m 4h 04m 2h 45m

Band D (Female 50+, Male 60+)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=12.31 km/h (7.65mph) 3h 58m 2h 56m 1h 59m
Silver=10.26 km/h (6.38mph) 4h 45m 3h 31m 2h 22m
Bronze=8.48 km/h (5.27mph) 5h 45m 4h 15m 2h 52m