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A Trail Break MTB Event

Supported by

Lezyne

Missed this ride?

Don’t miss the South Downs Bike & BBQ on Aug 6th!

The Surrey Hills Bike & BBQ: Get your summer vibe on in the saddle!

 

 Celebrate Summer on the Surrey Hills Bike & BBQ. Join us for a summer blast on some of our favourite trails, then chill with a burger and a cool drink back at the finish!

We’ve picked out some of the best trials around the Surrey Hills and North Downs for the perfect ride to mark the arrival of summer! And once you’ve worked up an appetite, we’ll have the grill fired up for you back at base!

As ever, your ride will come fully signposted and supported, with route maps and GPS to help you find your way too, rider timing, light refreshments and full catering in addition to the BBQ back at the event HQ.

 

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June

12

2022

Venue

Tillingbourne Junior School
New Rd, Chilworth
Guildford

GU4 8NB

Registration: 8:30 – 9:45am
Ride Starts: 9:00 – 10:00am
Q

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.

Lezyne Ride for the Prize

You can win some great kit from Lezyne at this event, and all you have to do is ride! Prizes are awarded completely at random – you just need to check your ride time on the screen at the finish to see if you’re a winner. You could walk away with an awesome piece of Lezyne swag worth up to £80!

Check out the full Lezyne range here

Pedal to the Medal

Gold, silver, bronze finishers medals at this event

The colour of medal you earn reflects the time band you finish the ride in. Time band targets are weighted by age category and gender. Full details of time band targets will be sent with your event information.

Image of finishers medals

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.

Q

MTB or Gravel?

You can use either an MTB or gravel bike for any of our events; none of our rides are exclusively one or the other. All that 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 you some guidance here. While our events that 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 and 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.

Riding the Surrey Hills

Starting on the fringes of the Surrey Hills, this ride takes you into their very heart and back out again, to explore a mix of the most popular tracks and hidden gems!

The Surrey Hills are one of the most popular MTB destinations in the UK. But in recent years, the focus on a small number of man made trails has led many to forget just what a great mix of open trail riding the area has to offer! Let the Bramley Trail Ride show you some of the best. Roll out on fast tracks from the picturesque village of Chilton into some of the very best riding in the south east, you’ll enjoy a series of climbs, descents with enough technical spice to keep things interesting, plus sweeping views and beautiful scenery. This ride will be designed to make the most of the summer conditions, to create a ride to really enjoy!

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, (pending availability*) 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.

*Check for status updates at the top of the page for latest news of of changes in on the day availability.

Registration

Go to the registration desk on your arrival. If you’ve pre-entered via the internet or posted your entry, you’ll have a bike number and / or timing chip on an ankle strap to collect at the desk. If you haven’t pre-entered, pay at the desk and a chip/number 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!)