Loading bikes for Beachy Head

Loading bikes for Beachy Head

Over the weekend a large group of  intrepid cyclists tackled one of the hardest off-road challenges, the MaXx Exposure Night Ride.

They gathered at the Country Park during Saturday afternoon and were taken by coach to the other end of the South Downs Way and dropped off at Beachy Head.

At sunset they started the 75 mile trip back to QECP using the biggest and brightest cycle lights available and following reflective waymarkers.

Staff from Trail Break the company who organise the MaXx Exposure provided regular food and drink stops along the way and were ready at the end to help the riders in to their tents for a few hours of sleep.

 

The Trail Break team

The Trail Break team

The last riders just made it back before dawn and after breakfast the event was over for another year.

For the novice night riders there were two shorter routes available at 40 and 20 miles in length. A total of 115 riders took part in the three route options and they all finished safely.

For more information about Trail Break and the company’s next event go to www.trailbreak.co.uk

Also on Saturday there was a second cycle event, this time a sponsored ride. About 50 riders headed out along the South Downs Way. This time during daylight hours!

For more information about events taking place at QECP the Park Pages is available at www.hants.gov.uk/qecp  

Sponsored ride

Sponsored ride

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