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Bucks off road sportive 2017: GPS data


The routes will be available in gpx format for all four distances closer to the event.



Bucks Off Road sportive 2017: Maps & Directions


The routes will be available in pdf format for all four distances closer to the event






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Bucks Off Road Sportive

Well we are working hard on the routes for the 2017 event, which is to be held on the 14th May, pre riding the planned trails and making sure the effect of HS2 is not going to cause any disruption to the routes we have in mind.

This years distances are 40,75,100 and 125km. Which should ensure there is a distance for all abilities.

As always there will be downloadable GPX routes for those that pre enter and the links will be sent out the week preceding the event. There will be at least two feed stations for the two longest distances with one on the shorter routes. Where there will be free food and water to top your bottles up.

Over the last few years cross/adventure rides have become popular and this one of many such events on the calendar but for the brave with the longest distance of 125km it is a real challenge and is a long established ones that provides value for money entry fees , with all riders getting a worthwhile event memento, GPX files , a free pint in the bar at the end of the ride as well as free feed stations and over the years has raised money for both the West Drayton Mountain Bike Club as well as for Charity the club donating to the South Bucks Horse riding for the disabled for a number of years and last year the Dogs trust.

All bikes are welcome, we recommend hard tail MTBs but each year we see the number of cross bikes and grave bikes taking part increasing and for those that like comfort there always a number on full suspension MTBs.

We have been asked if E-Bikes are allowed, this year we are going to experiment and allow them, our thinking is that if it encourages those that are less fit to enjoy the countryside then this should be encouraged however the decision will be reviewed after this year-so if entering on an E-Bike please ensure like everyone that you ride with courtesy to other trail users, remember this is not a race and Horse riders do take priority on narrow bridleways and ensure you slow down as required and requested.

For those wanting to check out the event some photos which will give you an idea of the event check out the link here. To check also there has been a video made of the event if you wish to check this out the link here

For those who also ride the road why not check out the sister event of the Off road Sportive and check out the Bucks Road Sportive

Don't forget to follow the clubs facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Drayton-Mountain-Bike-Club/27327170637 and the clubs website www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk for up to the date news and www.blackparkraces.co.uk for details of XC races.

Entry on line available at

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/157812/Bucks-Off-Road-Sportive