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Ride the Summit Sixty-Five in the Chilterns with Summit MTB

rrollinsrrollins Posts: 7
edited February 2010 in MTB rides
Partnership with Trail Break promotes Summit MTB Club’s ‘Go Ride’ Initiative to Develop Youth Mountain Biking

Summit MTB Club announces a partnership with Trail Break, the UK’s premier MTB and cycle event specialists. The partnership is aimed at promoting the development of children in mountain biking, and a membership drive by Summit MTB Club – Ride the Chilterns.

The partnership adds two new exciting events to the successful Trail Break Southern Trail Ride format. Firstly, the Summit Sixty-Five is a 65km MTB Enduro held in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Secondly, the Summit Go Ride is a 24km accompanied youth MTB ride for 10-16 year olds. The event HQ is the Princess Risborough School, Princess Risborough, Buckinghamshire with both events taking place on Saturday 24 April, 2010.

Summit MTB Club is only local British Cycling Go Ride accredited club focusing on youth mountain biking. As such the Summit Go Ride event is the first ‘open’ MTB event of its kind for youngsters, and is aimed at raising the profile and participation of children in mountain biking. The ride is organised and led by Simon North, Summit MTB Club’s Chairman together with other qualified members of the extended Summit Go Ride Coaching Team.

The Summit Sixty-Five and shorter route options promise to be real crackers, being co-developed by Summit’s Club Secretary, Richard Rollins in-conjunction with Trail Break. The routes include lots of superb, hilly, woodland singletrack, linking classic Chiltern byways, bridleways, and quiet lanes. Route planning and rider navigation at the event is helped by the latest Ordnance Survey colour mapping. Whilst all routes will be fully waymarked, GPX files will be made available ahead of the event to help navigation during the ride using GPS devices. Members of Summit MTB Club will also run a feed station to keep riders fed, watered, and to provide encouragement and basic technical support.

Trail Break will also run medium (40km) and shorter (24km) option Southern Trail Rides on the day. The weekend promises to be a busy one for cycling in the Chilterns with Trail Break holding the popular Southern Sportive (road cycling) event on Sunday 25 April, 2010.

For further information including online registration, please visit ... ent_id=294 . For further information about Summit MTB Club at the Summit Sixty-Five including how to join, please visit the club’s Membership Information Stand located at the event HQ or
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