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A Trail Break MTB Event

Event Fully Booked

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO entry on the day for this event. Due to high demand and the limited spaces for this event, booking for this event is now closed, and entries on the day will not be available. Please do not attend this event if you don’t have an advance booking. We’ll see you at another event soon!

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The Shackleford Afterburner, 22 Jan

Spaces for the Turkey Burner will be limited in 2022, so we’re adding the Afterburner on 22nd January! TheAfterburner will be the Turkey Burner’s afterparty – Same venue, different course; perfect for those who miss out on the Turkey Burner or want to go for a January double!




Shackleford Turkey Burner MTB: The best way to start your New Year!

Totally turkeyed out? Xmas pud weighing you down? Get the heart pumping and the wheels turning, and cast off the Xmas excess at the Shackleford Turkey Burner – the perfect way to get into your New Year riding groove!

Based in the tiny village of Shackleford, near Guildford, this is an accessible event with easy access from the A3, but also perfectly placed to get you right out into the countryside of the Surrey heathland!

The riding is ideal for the start of the year; the sandy soil around the heaths is rideable year round, and even when it’s wet, you’ll find puddles to splash through rather than thick, claggy mud. There’s a dense network of trails around here too, in fact an almost dizzying selection to try and explore on your own! But we’ve decanted that choice into a cracking route for you to follow and enjoy! Join us and hit the New Year pedaling!


E Bike Friendly Event

E-bikes are welcome on this event*, and ride timing for the event includes an e-bike category. When you book your place on the event, just tick the "E-bike" box on the booking form.

*To be allowed on this event, e-bikes must meet the definition of an ‘electrically assisted pedal cycle’ (EAPC) and be legal for use on UK roads and bridleways without a licence. For the definition and restrictions applying to an EAPC, see the government information at https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules. Any bike that does not meet the definition of an EAPC, or that has been modified to exceed the restictions to an EAPC in the UK will not be permitted on our events.




Start Location

Shackleford Village Hall
Shackleford Road, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AE

Registration Opens


Start Time

9:00am – 10:00am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 3:30pm

Turkey Burner 2022 – Ride Results

Thanks to everyone who rode the event this year – we hope you had a great day! Here’s the full, searchable results list.

 NameCategoryRide TimeCourseAward
A186Jill WillisF60+4h 56m 29s50kmBronze
B21Rob FreemantleM18-395h 03m 17s43km
B38Alastair MillM18-395h 03m 18s43km
B19Chris ForresterM18-395h 03m 16s43km
A49Kamil DimmichM40-494h 32m 02s50kmBronze
A5Russell BeardM40-494h 31m 06s50kmBronze
A162Oliver SterlandM50+4h 31m 04s50kmBronze
B25Dean HarrisM60+4h 53m 10s43km
B47Shelley RandF50+4h 53m 04s43km
A98Chris MastersM18-395h 05m 59s50km
A63James GamminM18-395h 05m 54s50km
A59Sue FergusonF60+4h 35m 36s50kmBronze
A58Bruce FergusonM60+4h 35m 28s50kmBronze
B41Neil PaffettM40-494h 35m 28s43km
A126Katie PhillipsF18-394h 23m 19s50kmBronze
A155Clive SmithM60+4h 12m 08s50kmSilver
A140John RomerM60+4h 12m 07s50kmSilver
A25Robin BrzakalikM50+3h 52m 00s50kmSilver
A75Mike HodgesM40-493h 51m 57s50kmBronze
A146Peter SealM50+4h 54m 22s50km
A80Robin HunterM50+3h 44m 58s50kmSilver
A43Charlotte CroweF40-493h 56m 22s50kmSilver
A99Alys MathewF40-493h 56m 20s50kmSilver
A143Robert RzadkowskiM40-493h 48m 18s50kmSilver
A147Roland SeberM50+4h 11m 25s50kmBronze
A131Julie RandF60+4h 10m 47s50kmSilver
B68Marcus WhiteM40-494h 08m 50s43km
A103Matthew McloughlinM40-493h 55m 32s50kmBronze
A104Samantha McloughlinF40-493h 55m 26s50kmSilver
B2Paul AllenM40-494h 06m 20s43km
B40Charlotte NichollsF18-394h 15m 02s43km
B55Elizabeth ScorerF40-494h 14m 59s43km
A74R HindleM50+3h 46m 39s50kmSilver
A73Claire HerholdtF50+3h 53m 33s50kmSilver
A64Paul Garel-JonesM50+4h 06m 06s50kmBronze
A100Tim Mccoy-PageM50+4h 06m 12s50kmBronze
A127Hilary PiggottF50+3h 57m 37s50kmSilver
A62Tim FreemanM50+4h 06m 06s50kmBronze
A54Jean Michel DumolardM60+3h 57m 32s50kmSilver
B16Mark EdwardsM40-494h 05m 16s43km
B50Luke RobinsonM40-494h 17m 56s43km
B58Wesley StevensM50+4h 17m 52s43km
A70Jeremy HartillM50+3h 56m 55s50kmSilver
A119James O’ConnellM50+4h 33m 00s50kmBronze
A117Rob NeylandM40-494h 01m 24s50kmBronze
A88Karsten KramerM40-494h 01m 10s50kmBronze
C16Adam JonesM40-493h 52m 02s25km
C17Ethan JonesMU143h 51m 57s25km
A136Paul RennieM50+3h 53m 58s50kmSilver
A160Matthew SteeleM40-493h 53m 54s50kmBronze
B8Malcolm BrindedM60+3h 45m 10s43kmBronze
B66Oliver WellsM60+3h 44m 36s43kmBronze
B7Alex BrindedM18-393h 44m 42s43kmBronze
B60Ivor TaylorM60+3h 22m 49s43kmSilver
B44Tom PearseM60+3h 22m 34s43kmSilver
A91Rafael LopesM40-493h 37m 17s50kmSilver
A37Graham CollyerM50+ E3h 21m 27s50kmSilver
A188Julian WoodgateM18-393h 18m 20s50kmSilver
C21Andy McclureM40-493h 04m 38s25km
C24Tilda McclureFU163h 04m 39s25km
C23Madeleine McclureFU143h 02m 44s25km
C22Helen McclureF40-493h 02m 43s25km
A72Chris HemsM40-494h 02m 16s50kmBronze
A174Christopher ToonM40-494h 02m 05s50kmBronze
B28Sean HowardM50+3h 51m 18s43kmBronze
A159Jo StatonF40-493h 13m 07s50kmGold
B52Richard Sambrook SmithM50+3h 12m 19s43kmSilver
A41Dave CoppingM40-493h 59m 36s50kmBronze
A67Martin GrocottM18-393h 59m 56s50kmBronze
A1Jason AldenM40-493h 59m 48s50kmBronze
A17Richard BoyleM40-49 E3h 59m 27s50kmBronze
A87Oliver KnightM18-393h 59m 24s50kmBronze
B18Anthony FathersM50+3h 58m 13s43kmBronze
A60Richard FlintM60+3h 40m 19s50kmSilver
A9Uttam BhoobunM40-493h 34m 34s50kmSilver
A113James MorleyM18-393h 48m 56s43km
A102Jack McleodM18-393h 48m 14s50kmBronze
A71James HaycraftM18-393h 11m 27s50kmSilver
A52Gavin DouglasM50+3h 59m 44s50kmSilver
A23Allen BrowningM50+4h 03m 25s50kmBronze
A114Stephen MullensM50+4h 03m 25s50kmBronze
A145Paul ScottM18-394h 03m 08s50kmBronze
A176Gordon TurpieM50+3h 31m 26s50kmSilver
A125Robin PetersM50+ E3h 31m 17s50kmSilver
A11Thomas BluntM18-393h 31m 22s50kmSilver
A185Paul WildeM50+3h 33m 41s50kmSilver
B61Matthew ThomasM40-494h 06m 49s43km
B65Adrian WalterM40-494h 06m 21s43km
B43Chris PaytonM40-494h 06m 36s43km
B29Mark Knight-RufflesM50+4h 06m 20s43kmBronze
A2Russell AlexanderM40-494h 00m 13s50kmBronze
B4Alan BeckM50+4h 05m 04s43kmBronze
B5Craig BeckM18-394h 04m 53s43km
A8Martyn BevanM60+3h 53m 04s50kmSilver
A79Trevor HughesM50+3h 45m 26s50kmSilver
A183James WhiteM40-493h 56m 27s43kmBronze
A66Tim GrayM40-493h 11m 06s50kmGold
A12Marc BoniM18-393h 55m 22s50kmBronze
A42Jim CroucherM18-393h 55m 07s50kmBronze
A6Mark BestM50+3h 15m 49s50kmGold
B9John BrownM50+3h 18m 38s25km
A7Jonathan BevanM40-493h 26m 00s50kmSilver
A57Guy RanawakeM18-393h 26m 06s50kmSilver
B35Nigel MasonM50+2h 45m 14s43kmGold
B15Robert DibbM40-492h 45m 06s43kmGold
B67Richard WhaleyM60+2h 44m 59s43kmGold
C26Guy MoseleyM60+2h 44m 50s25km
B62Paul ThorogoodM60+2h 44m 47s43kmGold
B6Todd BowsherM50+ E2h 44m 50s43kmGold
B32Ben LewisM40-493h 52m 34s43kmBronze
B64Joe ViveashM40-493h 52m 32s43kmBronze
A15James BowdenM40-493h 43m 30s50kmSilver
A61Ed FranklinM40-493h 43m 18s50kmSilver
A115Billy NashM18-393h 38m 04s50kmSilver
A182Mark WatsonM40-49 E3h 37m 58s50kmSilver
A184Neil WilcockM60+3h 24m 06s50kmGold
C38Kieron TreacyM18-392h 36m 58s25km
C10Chris FlintM40-492h 37m 04s25km
A189Alan WorwoodM50+3h 28m 48s50kmSilver
B63Paul TomsettM50+3h 02m 43s43kmSilver
A35Stuart CleevelyM40-493h 36m 09s50kmSilver
A81Ibraham MoghrabyM40-493h 36m 04s50kmSilver
A164Bruce StricklandM50+3h 29m 40s50kmSilver
A165Richard StricklandM50+3h 21m 08s50kmGold
A169Andy TaylorM18-393h 07m 59s50kmSilver
A31Ross CarrM40-49 E3h 37m 51s50kmSilver
A29Mike CampbellM40-493h 12m 33s50kmGold
A97Richard MasonM60+3h 29m 06s50kmGold
A30Nick CareswellM60+ E3h 16m 38s50kmGold
A32Nuno CerqueiraM18-392h 40m 06s50kmGold
A105Neil MeadM40-493h 21m 35s50kmSilver
A44John CullinaneM40-493h 21m 27s50kmSilver
C30Graham PendredM60+2h 30m 10s25kmBronze
B53Chris SargeantM40-492h 51m 05s43kmSilver
A167William SwiftM18-393h 18m 12s50kmSilver
C29Ann PendredF60+2h 27m 47s25kmBronze
A171Stuart TerryM18-393h 26m 26s50kmSilver
A153Chris SloanM40-493h 26m 26s50kmSilver
A18Ron BradleyM50+3h 23m 38s50kmGold
A137Simon RiderM50+ E3h 11m 57s50kmGold
A154Ali SmithM40-493h 02m 31s50kmGold
A84David JamesM40-493h 07m 06s50kmGold
A109Kurt MinterM50+2h 39m 18s50kmGold
A50Dennis DixM60+2h 39m 21s50kmGold
A141Shane RoweM18-393h 11m 30s50kmSilver
A144Adrian SaveryM18-393h 11m 05s50kmSilver
A170Paul TaylorM50+2h 40m 19s43kmGold
A149Chris ShortM40-493h 13m 48s50kmGold
A135Luca ReinaM40-493h 14m 28s50kmGold
A134Fabio ReinaMU143h 14m 26s50kmGold
A65Paul GillespieM50+3h 09m 35s50kmGold
A173Lee TimmsM50+2h 56m 59s50kmGold
C32Hayley PooleyF18-393h 06m 19s25km
A168Euan TapperM50+3h 06m 15s50kmGold
A107Simon MillsM40-493h 06m 14s50kmGold
A101Steve MckeownM50+3h 06m 16s50kmGold
A122Tom Pell-StevensM40-492h 49m 16s50kmGold
A187David WilsdonM50+2h 57m 48s50kmGold
A56Joe EdwardsM18-392h 25m 23s50kmGold
C2Matt BeardM18-392h 21m 07s25km
C5John CollinsM50+2h 14m 16s25kmBronze
C40David VallanceM50+2h 00m 36s25kmSilver
C4David BlakeM40-492h 00m 34s25kmBronze
A161David StephensonM50+2h 51m 01s50kmGold
A38Scott ComberM40-492h 50m 52s50kmGold
A85Paul JayM50+2h 50m 51s50kmGold
A116Peter NatarajM40-492h 50m 57s25km
C14Amelia HindsF18-392h 17m 47s25kmBronze
C15Lee JohnsonM40-492h 04m 24s25kmBronze
C18Dominic KerrM40-492h 16m 11s25kmBronze
C1Steve AbramsonM50+2h 16m 09s25kmBronze
A118Nathan O'HareM40-49 E2h 31m 22s50kmGold
A89Andy LiddicottM50+2h 48m 07s50kmGold
B13Toby CoolesM60+2h 49m 30s43kmGold
C51David MorganM40-492h 42m 20s50kmGold
C31Julian PikeM50+1h 53m 38s25kmSilver
A133Peter ReillyM60+2h 04m 02s25kmSilver
C6Chris CopasF50+2h 08m 01s25kmBronze
A138Andrew RobinsonM40-492h 17m 33s50kmGold
A69Tony HarrisM50+2h 27m 06s50kmGold
A46Mark DavisM50+2h 16m 37s50kmGold
C7Nick CrowtherM40-491h 54m 31s25kmSilver
A93Nicholas LoudenM18-392h 32m 38s50kmGold
A106Peter KelseyM50+2h 25m 53s50kmGold
C42Guy WoodasonM60+ E1h 37m 16s25kmGold
C19Harry ManfieldM60+ E1h 37m 15s25kmGold
A3Richard AndrewM50+ E2h 23m 12s50kmGold
A92Steve LordM50+ E2h 23m 06s50kmGold
C27Jon MunsonM18-391h 45m 46s25kmSilver
C11Meg HiggsF18-391h 49m 41s25kmSilver
C33Sam RoltM18-391h 17m 02s25kmGold
C41Jack WetherbeeM18-391h 17m 05s25kmGold
C20Spencer MatthewsM40-492h 00m 57s25kmBronze
A55Matt DunsbierM50+2h 17m 04s50kmGold
B51David RoseM40-491h 44m 47s25kmSilver
A78Oliver HorneM40-491h 44m 40s43kmGold
A20Nathan BriceM40-491h 44m 41s25kmSilver
B56Niamh ShepheardF18-391h 23m 10s43kmGold
B57Nigel ShepheardM60+1h 23m 07s43kmGold
B11Geoff ChapmanM60+1h 10m 07s43kmGold
C12Ian HighetM50+1h 53m 25s25kmSilver
C13Robert HighetMUnder 181h 53m 23s25kmSilver
C28Barnabas OrdogM40-491h 34m 28s25kmGold
B23Richard GivenM40-491h 38m 55s25kmSilver
A129Nick PullenM50+1h 44m 58s25kmSilver
A151Nigel ShortM60+1h 44m 50s25kmGold
B48Mark RichardsM50+ E1h 03m 09s43kmGold

Route Stats

The lowdown on this ride in numbers, profiles and maps; where the route goes, where the hills are, how demanding it is and which bike to use.

Full Route

  • Physical Severity 65% 65%
  • Technical Severity 40% 40%

Mid Route

  • Physical Severity 55% 55%
  • Technical Severity 40% 40%

Short Route

  • Physical Severity 35% 35%
  • Technical Severity 25% 25%

Bike Suitability

Which bike will be best or this ride? This event is open to any bike and any rider – but bear in mind that this is predominantly an off-road ride! Here’s our guide to which type of bike suits this course best.


MTB or Gravel?

You can use either a MTB or gravel bike for any of our events; none of our rides are exclusively one or the other. Al lthat matters is that your bike is suitable for riding off road. The question of which bike you should choose is harder to answer, as it will vary from person to person and ride to ride, but we’ve tried to give yuo some guidance here. While our events ar open to any off road bike, each event may lean slightly more towards one than the other. So our MTB branded events will typically be shorter distances and may use some more rougher or more technical sections and places, while our Gravel branded events will generally be longer distances, with typically less technical surfaces involved. But the emphasis for all rides is off road – our Gravel events are not intended to be road rides with just a few bits of dirt track here and there; they are created to give you plenty of good, varied open hill riding. 

In our videos you’ll see us riding gravel bikes on most courses, regardless of whether it’s for a Gravel or MTB event, but really only because that’s our personal preference here in the Trail Break office these days. For individual riders though, that choice will vary. It will depend on your abilities and preferences; how happy you are to push the limits of where you can take a gravel bike for example, or whether you prefer to have the benefits of an MTB under you when the going gets rougher. The terrain, distance nd weather/ground conditions may make a difference too. We try and guide you as best we can – you’ll see here a guide showing a suitability rating for different kinds of bikes, plus a physical and technical severity rating for the courses, and we’re going too add that information for all events as we go into the new season. But at the end of the day, that is only a guide, and the best choice is going to be different for every rider.

  • MTB 90% 90%
  • MTB (29er) 90% 90%
  • Gravel / Adventure Bike 85% 85%
  • CX (race style cyclocross) 70% 70%
  • Hybrid* 60% 60%
  • Road* 20% 20%

Warning: This ride contains off road sections and rough surfaces. Only use road bikes that are capable of some off road. DO NOT use any bike you do not want to expose to dirt and the risk scratches or some damage. Only use a bike with strong wheels and off road capable tyres. If using a hybrid, remove any road/commute style mudguards prior to the ride, as they can clog with mud or stones. (MTB specific mudguards with good clearance are fine).

Riding the Surrey Heaths

Running from Alton south to Petersfield, the Hangers are hidden pocket of dramatically wooded hills, typified by dense, ancient woodlands clinging to their improbably steep faces.

Topping out at around 260m, the Hangers reach almost the same altitude as the neighbouring South Downs, and pack an impressive choice of riding into their many folds. There is an impenetrable feel to the terrain; building development and even broadband struggle to get a foothold here, and major roads are forced to go around the long way, leaving just tiny, winding and undulating lanes to navigate the contours. And as soon as you leave the roads, the trails all seem to lurch up to impossible heights on relentless gradients, before shooting you down vertiginous singletracks at a brake-burning velocity. There’s a more rugged nature to the ground under those gnarly old yews too, which will give your technical muscles and reflexes a bit of a workout too. In short, it’s a brilliant and breath-taking place to ride!

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 of £2 (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!)