This was the third and final round of the Mud Series and it took place in the North Quantocks, Somerset. The event centre was at the little village of Nether Stowey tucked down behind the Quantock Hills.
Saturday was wet, windy and misty and putting out the controls was a real challenge for the Mud Crew. Sunday however dawned bright and breezy and the hills were awash with colour. The views across to South Wales over the Bristol Channel were great reward for the riders that climbed up onto the plateau of the Quantocks Hills. After our recent weather the temperature was positively balmy!
The riding was a mixture of open moorland with wide bridleways giving mainly off road riding. Deep valleys or Combes were laced together with a network of tracks taking you from one wooded valley to another. Much of the forest is very old and is a bit like the Enchanted Forest, names such as Deadwomans Ditch and Knackers Hole. More ....
A huge thank you to our Series Sponsors; Big Peaks Adventure Superstore, based at Linhay Business Park in Ashburton (just off the A38). They provided some excellent goody bags for all the class winners of our Winter Mud Series.
Bigpeaks specialises in the adrenalin sports of Cycling, Snowboarding, Surfing and Kayaking.
At the Bigpeaks Store you will find plentiful stocks of all the latest gear, the latest Bikes from some of the World's leading manufacturers and Snowboards and Surfboards from the well known Boardsports companies. Plentiful stocks of accessories and sports specific clothing compliment the hundreds of bikes and boards on display.
Have a look at this little video shot by Rich and Hazza at the last MTB Nav event at South Brent on Dartmoor. A big thank you to them for filming, and to our very own Phil Way for editing it. The event was enjoyed by all, including several families - and the atmosphere in our little 'Mud Cafe' at the end was great!
Why not join us on the final MTB Navigation event of the season on the 14th April in The Quantocks. Click for here more details ...
A journalist competed in one of our events and reported on it ... click here for full story!
Phil and Donna from Mud and Sweat have been involved in organising a vast array of adventure events for both corporate teams and charities looking to put on challenging fundraising events, over the past 10 years.
We are also able to hire our specialised timing equipment out to other Event Organisers. Please see the SportIdent page for more information.
If you are looking to put on a challenge event and would like assistance, please don't hesitate in contacting us for more information.