Marathon dis­tances test rid­ers in tough sportive con­test

Harefield Gazette - - Sport -

FOUR dis­tances chal­lenged rid­ers at the 19th Bucks Off Road Sportive, or­gan­ised by the West Dray­ton Moun­tain Bike Club.

En­trants could choose whether to com­pete over 40km, 75km, 100km and 125km around the bri­dle­ways, by­ways and lanes of the Buck­ing­hamshire coun­try­side, more than 200 par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing a tan­dem. Those who faced the 125km chal­lenge had to con­tend with close to 2000 me­tres of climb­ing, which for many meant a very tough day and some took up to 10 hours.

Oth­ers made light work of the route in the ex­cel­lent con­di­tions of dry trails and mild weather, af­ter ini­tial early morn­ing rain. This year’s event raised money for West Dray­ton MBC, who will be make a do­na­tion to the Hare­field Dogs trust. The next big event for the busy group is a day of moun­tain bike rac­ing at the nearby Black Park Coun­try Park on June 4, when the club host off-road rac­ing for abil­i­ties and ages.

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