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Events for Beginners

mogriggmogrigg Posts: 73
edited January 2013 in XC and Enduro
Hi all
After always doing road/communter cycling, I've just a new mtb (Decathlon Rockrider 8.1) as I want a change and want to do mountain biking off roading, something I've wanted to do for a long time. There is a local group that I am going out with but was looking for any advice/guidance on what sort of events were good to start off with, as a beginner in this area?
Thanks for any advice


  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Sorry, where is 'this area', can't see from your post?!
  • Oops I forgot that bit!!! I live on the Nottinghshire/Derbyshire border, so I guess anything around the midlands, but I'm used to travelling to events (as I do various running events too).

    Any advice on good ones to start with would be great.

    Thanks again.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    There is a Midlands XC series of events, plus a 'Mud, Sweat & Gears' series, based in the East. Both are spring/summer though. There are a series of winter enduro races around Thetford, which would be a good starting point, or the Gorrick series are fantastic, but south of London around Berks/Hants/Surrey.
  • grlgrl Posts: 65
    I am looking at doing an event for the first time and found this one ... assic-2013

    Sorry, don't know how to make it a hyperlink but take a look as I think it's exactly what you are looking for

    Cube AMS 110 Pro
    Spesh Rockhopper Comp
    Bianchi Nirone 7
    Spesh Sirrus Comp
    Dahon D7 Speed (for sale, PM if you woudl like to buy - a bargain!)
  • JezsaiJezsai Posts: 5
    You could also try mountain bike orienteering, check out who run events in Derbyshire.
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