Hundreds of mountain bikers hope to raise £10,000 to benefit the Great North Air Ambulance Service in a ride at Hamsterey Forest.
The “Hamsterley Beast” at Hamsterley Forest, County Durham, is an event organised by local riders to raise funds for the charity.
Speaking to Singletrack Magazine, organiser Chris Carr, from Prudhoe, said, “Because of what we do and where we do it, the air ambulance is often the only way to get help for an injured rider. That’s why we want to give something back.”
Course designer, Brian Harrison, of Bishop Auckland, continued: “There’ll be a bit of everything: some of the fun fast red/black routes; some technical single track riding through the forest as well as some lung-shattering climbs. There’ll also be more gentle rides available on some well-surfaced trails.
“It’s not a race. So it doesn’t matter what you ride or how you ride it. We’re all just going to be there to have fun and make as much money as possible for a great cause.”
Tickets cost £20 with discounts for families. Enter online by clicking here.