Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase Mountain Bike rides.

Thank you to all the riders and helpers.

Thank you all for riding in the 2019 Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase. A big thank you too to all our helpers. And what great weather we had.


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A photo showing the Wild Boar Chase 2019 - The Start
Wild Boar Chase 2019 – The Start

Wild Boar Chase Mountain Bike Ride – 12th May 2019

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Wild Boar Chase MTB ride.

The Wild Boar Chase is a mountain bike ride in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley using forest tracks, bridleways and short sections of minor roads.
Choose from longer, tougher routes to shorter easier routes.
Distances from 20 miles to 44 miles.

All riders cycle all or most of the Small Boar (the 20 mile option) .

The next distance, the Woody Boar (the 23 mile option) stays within the main Forest. The Woody Boar includes a challenging climb and descent in Sallowvallets then re-joins the Small Boar riders in the Cannop valley.

The Hog (the 39 mile option) moves out of the Forest and visits the edge of the Wye Valley.

The Full Boar (the 44 mile option) visits Wales when it leaves The Hog, descends to the river Wye, then climbs back up and re-joins the Hog to return to the Forest.

You can change the distance you ride on the day, no need to inform us. We will track riders on the Small Boar, the Hog, the Woody Boar and the Full Boar by scanning bar codes printed on the event numbers.

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Humbug Chase Mountain Bike Ride for kids – 12th May 2019

The logo of The Humbug Chase for 8-12 year olds.
The Humbug Chase for 8-12 year olds.

The Humbug Chase is a shorter ride for 8-12 year olds.
It is an accompanied ride with no road mileage and no road crossings.
All riders cover the same distance of approx. 8 miles. If your child has a Mountain Bike why not encourage them to ride the Humbug Chase  with other kids their age.  They will have great fun, while their entry fee  helps raise funds for local good causes.
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We are located in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, near Bristol and Gloucester and Chepstow in Wales. It is easily reached by road from the M48, M4, M5 and M50 motorways.

Organisers and helpers

All the organisers and helpers on this event are volunteers. After the Wild Boar Chase in 2017 the Lions were able to award more than £15,000 from the event’s proceeds to worthy causes in the Forest of Dean.