Thanks to everyone who came and rode with us over the weekend, you can now download the rider times from the Ride It! Cannock Chase event using the links below -
Just a quick note to say that photos are now online for the MTB with the road coming soon..
Multi-activity day today!
On Monday the Forestry Commission mailed me and asked if we could avoid a small area at the start of the MTB course as there is harvesting and Husky training taking place. This reduced our route a bit so I spent some time this morning mountain biking around the campsite in the woods looking for some extra routes to make up for this. Found some, they are a bit muddy, but they wind through the forest at the start…….The routing for the MTB can be a bit complicated so pay attention The short route follows the yellow arrows back to the campsite where you finish. The Medium comes back to the campsite and then out for another loop through the back of the campsite. The Long Splits off to do the Long loop at the 13 mile point, comes back to the campsite and out the back, same as the Medium. This is all marked so don’t worry too much about it!
Medium and Long – important. when you come back to the campsite the first time, DO NOT go anywhere near the start tent. If you get bleeped we can’t change your time.
All riders, after you have finished please try and keep your helmets away from our marquees so there is no confusion with the times.
All riders, You will be sharing the trails with other users. On some of these trails there will be walkers out enjoying themselves. Please be courteous to everyone – the continued use of these trails relies upon Staffordshire Council not getting any complaints about inconsiderate riding on our event. Ta
Some great riding in some lovely countryside. Only a couple of hills about and they are not particularly long or steep, so you should have a nice, consistent ride. We do use a few small sections of A road, please ride single file on these. Oh and enjoy the architecture in Tixal.
PARKING – Please drive up the main drive and past the marquees, find somewhere to park off any of the tracks.
CAMPING – Available on Friday and Saturday nights, see Dean upon arrival. Gates locked at 10pm and opened at 6.30am
Address – see the note at the bottom of this page
Facilities – Are sparse! there are loos and water taps, that’s it. Be pre-pared to get changed in the car ( if possible I’ll try and get a small changing ez-up as a changing room)
THIS IS NOT A RACE
These rides are not races. Please follow the highway/countryside code. Give way to other road/trail users and be polite. Roadies, do not ride two abreast where it is not safe to do so and keep your speed down and bike under control into blind corners. MTB riders, there are a lot of HORSE RIDERS in the area. Please slow down and STOP when you meet a horse, follow the instructions of the rider. Remember, you have complete (ish) control of your bike, they won’t have control of a spooked tonne of horse which can injure you/them/the horse. Think of it this way, you pass the horse once, they get passed 400 times. YOU are responsible for your actions and their consequences, if you cause an accident then you are liable for the costs.
These are now up for those that have pre-entered,( please do not mail me if you are not pre-entered, the files will be available to download from our computers on the morning. ) the link will be in the pre-event mail you should have received. If not, please check your junk folder or any other email addresses you might have used when booking. If you still can’t find it, mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Bear in mind that I won’t answer mails between 7am – 9pm Saturday.
First couple of things to note:-
The address post code takes you to the Forestry Commission visitor centre. This is the nearest post code but not where we are. Here is a map of where to go, click it to see it large!
Secondly, we are at a campsite so there are limited facilities – just portaloos and a tap. Please be prepared!