- Start Time
- How to get there
- Hellrider Numbers & Timing Chips
- Mountain Bikes
- Mechanical Problems
- Information & Help Desk
- Food & Drink
- Refund Policy
- Clothing & Equipment
- Course Route
- Results & Photography
- First Aid
- Need more help?
HellRider™ is open to individuals, teams of 3 and teams of 5
You / your team has 8 hours within which to complete as many laps as possible.
Only one team member will be in action at any given time.
All individuals / teams must complete alternative run and bike laps in sequence. (i.e run, bike, run, bike, etc)
Each team member will be required to complete a minimum of ONE run loop and ONE mtb loop. These can be undertaken at any stage within the 8 hours. This obligation aside, teams are free to create their own team strategy for who does what and when.
There will be timing mats positioned at the Start and Finish areas of each course route. Failure to pass over these timing mats on each and every lap will lead to the disqualification of that team.
Once the 8 hour time limit is reached individuals / teams shall be required to complete the lap they are on and the time taken, over and beyond the 8 hours, to complete this final lap will be used to allocate final positions.
For example, if two teams have both completed a total of 10 laps after 7 hours and 58 minutes, their respective team member will be allowed to commence an eleventh lap. The team that completes this lap first shall be given the higher position in the results.
HellRider MTB Only option
For mountain bikers who wish to undertake HellRider without the running, we now offer an MTB Only option for individuals, teams of 3 and teams of 5. Exactly the same rules as above apply, the only difference being that all entrants within this event will compete solely on the marked mtb course.
HellRider RUN Only option
For endurance runners we now offer you the opportunity to enjoy and endure the unique enduro format. Competing on just the marked run course, the main event rules above will apply.
Please note that solo competitors can leave the course if they need to but only at the signed area within the transition zone and between the finish and start mats.
The event will commence at 10.00am.
How To Get There
The venue's address is: The Showground, Hambleden Estate, 'Opposite' Henley Business School, Marlow Road, Fawley, RG9 3AP.
Please note that if using 'sat nav' systems the postcode provided is for the Henley Business School. Follow the Event Car Park signs that you will see as you approach 'The Showground'.
Upon arrival please follow the instructions provided by the event parking stewards.
Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 8/9 signposted to Henley (via the A404(M) ). Take the A4130 into the centre of Henley.
Leave the M4 at Junction 10 signposted A329(M) towards Reading. Follow the Henley signs via the A4 and the A321 through Wargrave. Then join the A4130 towards Henley Bridge.
Leave the M40 at Junction 4. Take the A404 dual carriage way signposted Marlow/Bourne End. From Marlow town centre take the A4155, towards Henley-on-Thames.
Leave the M25 at Junction 16. Take the M40, sign-posted Oxford. Then follow the directions above for arrival from M40
Leave the M25 at Junction 15. Take the M4 West. Then follow the directions for M4/London as above.
Approaching The Showground:
The Showground entrance is on the right approximately 1 mile after the speed de-restriction sign as you leave the village of Mill End. The signed entrance is about 200 metres on the right AFTER the 'service / deliveries' entrance for Henley Business School.
From Henley Bridge/A4130:
Go straight across the traffic lights on the bridge over the river. Go up to the next traffic lights in the town centre. Turn right following the signs for Marlow (A4155). At the first mini roundabout, go straight ahead, then turn right towards Marlow/A4155 at the second mini roundabout. The Showground is situated on the left approximately 2 miles from Henley. The turning into The Showground site is c150 metres on the left AFTER the main entrance for Henley Business School.
The nearest station to the event is Henley on Thames - about 2½ miles away.
The event parking will be on grassland, adjacent to the main event village.
Upon arrival please follow the event parking signs and any instructions provided by the car parking stewards.
Please take care when exiting the event arena upon departure
All participant and spectator vehicles park at their own risk.
Spectators are welcome and no charges apply for those spectators who wish to camp.
HellRider™ will be a great day out for all and sundry. As well as the stunning grounds and all-action transition area to view, there will be music and trade stands to enjoy.
The beautiful town of Henley on Thames is just over two miles away and even closer are some idyllic River Thames-side footpaths.
Camping is free for all HellRider participants, spectators and supporters and is available from mid-day on Friday 10th May through to mid-day on Sunday 12th May, by which time all pitches must be vacated.
Please note that there are NO electricity hook-ups on site and all campers should make alternative plans if they require power.
Our excellent onsite caterer (Little Big Kitchen) will be offering a selection of hot food from 1700hrs on Friday 10th through to and including Sunday breakfast.
On site facilities will include shower blocks and portable toilets. The nearest town is Henley on Thames, about a 5 minute drive away.
SITE RULES FOR ALL CAMPERS
Please do not camp or park your vehicle close to the main entrance / exit to the event village
Ensure a gap of at least 4 metres between tents.
We are all here to have fun, but do be considerate of other people at all times, especially after 1100am each evening.
Portable and disposable barbecues are welcome, but open fires are NOT allowed.
Please ensure that all litter is disposed of in the litter bags provided and that your pitch and the surrounding area is left as clean as it was at arrival.
Hellrider Numbers & Timing Chips
These will be available for collection at the event registration either on Friday 10th May (between 1700hrs -2000hrs) or on the day of the event from 0800hrs.
It shall be required that all numbers are clearly attached to the chest. (this will also help you to identify your action images post event). . It will be essential that your personal timing chip is securely attached and remains so throughout the event. No timing chip means no time for you AND no time for your team.
We strongly recommend the use of bona fide mountain bikes that have been recently serviced and well maintained. For anyone / team who does not own or who would prefer to hire a mountain bike for the event please contact Cyclexperience on 01590 624808
The wearing of helmets is mandatory whilst riding your bike.
There will be an mtb event support mechanic(s) close to the main event transition area who will be able to provide assistance upon request. Please note that we are unable to guarantee the availability of any spare parts or accessories. It should be understood that it is the responsibility of every rider to ensure that their bike is in good working order.
Information & help desk
On the day information and assistance will be available from the marked event marquee close to the start / finish area.
Food & drink
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal? You’ll be able to enjoy all three if you want at the event venue. We will have full onsite catering and a mobile bar at the venue offering a range of nutritious meals throughout the day and for all age groups. Why not plan to stay a while after the event, and enjoy the stunning estate grounds and some great music washed down with a ‘glass’ of your favourite tipple!
And for those interested in camping, the onsite caterer will be offering a range of delicious hot meals from late Friday afternoon onwards through to and including Sunday breakfast.
There will be no formal baggage storage area. As the event parking area will be immediately adjacent to the main event hub we recommend that it will be safer if you lock all kit and valuables in your vehicle. Alternatively kit can be left within the marshal controlled Team Transition area.
Please note that neither TrailPlus Ltd nor The Hambleden Estate can be held responsible for the safety and security of your equipment or any illness or injury incurred during your attendance at the venue.
Organiser's Safety Recommendations
If you have suffered any illness or have any history of any medical condition consult your doctor before taking part. If in any doubt, do not compete. Please ensure you are well hydrated before and during the event.
Safety is our priority and all runners should take precautions on the expected uneven terrain.
A MEDICAL TEAM WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.
HellRider involves multi-terrain activity and may provide challenging, trail running and mountain biking conditions. We recommend you be fully insured to cover any accident, incident or illness.
The organisers can accept no liability whatsoever for any injuries, accidents, illness, loss or damage suffered by any runner / biker and / or team member before, during or after the event. This also applies to any vehicle that you bring to the event.
We will be happy to offer a refund minus an admin fee of £15 for anyone wishing to withdraw from HellRider until FRIDAY 19TH APRIL 2013.
Until this date we will also able to transfer you to one of our Adventure Challenge Series events for an admin fee of £15. Please call the TrailPlus Team on 03332 400616 if you wish to take advantage of this offer.
After FRIDAY 19TH APRIL 2013 we regret that we will not be able to provide any refund or credit transfer or credit either in full or in part whatever the circumstances of the entrants’ non-attendance.
There are no changing facilities on site. We recommend that you arrive wearing your running / biking clothes and that you bring additional dry clothing for use either during or after the event has finished.
There will be toilets on site and limited shower facilities (intended for use by campers only).
Clothing & Equipment
Your choice of competitive clothing is a personal one but you may wish to consider: adverse weather conditions, comfort, your fitness level, difficulty of terrain and underfoot conditions.
It is your responsibility to provide the following personal equipment:
- Mountain bike
- Cycling helmet
- Spare inner tube and repair kit
- Appropriate clothing and spare clothing
- Drinks bottle or hydration pack
- Nutritional supplements – (NB -onsite caterers will be present)
Footwear - Off-road / trail-running shoes are recommended. Ordinary road training shoes will be OK so long as conditions remain dry underfoot.
The run and bike loops will both include testing climbs and descents and genuine multi-terrain elements.
The mtb loop will have some short sections of ‘single track’ whilst great effort has been made to provide a superb yet achievable course route for all ability levels…..but we cannot and will not flatten those hills!
Both courses will be extensively signed and marshaled. However, it shall be the responsibility of all participants to follow the course signs.
Results & photography
Results will be placed on the website by no later than Sunday 12th May as will be a link to extensive action photography that will be available for viewing and purchase (digital images only).
The results will show the time taken by each person and for every lap undertaken.
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions. Please note - do not compete with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous.
These will be on site close to the main event area and we respectfully ask all participants to use these facilities and these facilities alone.
A shower block will be available adjacent to the camping area. This is provided on a first-come, first served basis and is primarily intended for use of those who camp. We recommend that all participants who plan to travel to and from the event on the day bring some dry clothing and plan to ‘clean up’ when they get home.
Water will be available in the transition area. We strongly recommend that you / your team bring adequate supplies of energy bars and gels. Check out the best from our friends at Clif Bar: www.clifbar.co.uk
Prize awards will be awarded as follows:
- Individual: First 3 individuals
- Teams of 3: First Team of 3
- Teams of 5: First team of 5
HellRider MTB Only
- Individual: First 3 individuals
- Teams of 3: First Team of 3
- Teams of 5: First team of 5
HellRider RUN Only
- Individual: First 3 individuals
It is planned that the prize awards will be made as soon as possible after the event.
Need More Help?
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the event helpdesk on 03332 400616