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It has been a couple of years since our last collaboration with Muckmedden (who knows why?... definitely not due to any global medical disaster) but now we are back and ready to take you into the real world (nature) and out of the real world (same world but with existential angst).

Join us for 24 hours of escape filled with guided MTB rides on Sweet Singletrack, and a night in the trees under the stars/clouds/rain/sleet/hail/snow in our homely hammocks.

 

Where and when is it?

We’ll meet at 10am on Saturday 18th June and part ways the following morning at the same place.

The exact location of our initial meeting point is a secret but we can tell you that it will be within a

30 min drive of Perth.

You’ll be sent an email in advance containing a unique What3Words combination and an OS grid reference which will lead you to our meeting point.

How will the day work?

To save carrying it around with us all day, we’ll lock our evening gear inside a secure area before hitting that Sweet Singletrack.

After a day on the trails, we’ll collect our evening gear, ride to our secret camp, get changed into warm, dry clothes and set up our camp for the night.  Then it’s time to order a take-away (or cook your own dinner if you prefer), light the campfire and kick back with a beer (or another refreshment of your choice).

 

Who can take part?

Competent mountain bikers with a decent level of fitness and a good sense of humour.

All participants aged under 18 must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian.

 

What skill/fitness level is required?

All riders should be competent riding Red graded trails with the odd black feature thrown in.  Riders should have enough fitness (or battery range if you’re bringing an ebike) to ride for at least three hours with about 3000ft of climb and ascent.

The technicality of the trails will depend on the level of skill/fitness of the group on the day and the pace will be sociable with regular stops to have a snack and a blether.

All participants must ride at their own pace and within their own limits and nobody will be left behind.

 

What do you need to bring for the ride?

  • Your usual riding gear and helmet.

  • Weather-specific equipment such as a waterproof jacket, thermal layer, sun-screen, midge repellent, tick remover etc.

  • A mountain bike in good working order.

  • A trail pack containing at least one spare tube/noodles, mini-pump/CO2, quick links, multi-tool.

  • Fully-charged mobile phone.

  • Sufficient snacks and fluids to keep you going on the trails all day.

 

What do you need to bring for Hammocking?

A backpack large enough to carry everything mentioned below……

  • Food for dinner and breakfast.

  • Cooking/eating utensils (if required).

  • Card/cash for a takeaway if you don’t want to cook.

  • Whatever else you might want to drink/eat by the campfire.

  • Sleeping bag, pillow, towel.

  • Headtorch and/or bike lights.

  • Plastic bags (for wet riding gear)

  • Dry clothes/underwear/footwear/thermals/jacket for sitting around the fire.

  • Toiletries/medicine.

  • Biodegradable toilet roll/poo bags.  (We’ll be digging toilet holes and taking every scrap of litter home, leaving no trace.)

  • Pyjamas/cuddly toy/toothbrush.

 

If you've read this and are now drooling over the prospect of this great mini escape then head on over to the Muckmedden website to read exactly the same blurb (plus two additional sentences) and get your tickets now as spaces are extremely limited! 

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