Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase Mountain Bike rides – 1 September 2024.

Wild Boar Chase 2024

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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.

Routes for 2024

All riders cycle all or most of the Small Boar (the * mile option)
The next distance, the Woody Boar (the * mile option) stays within the main Forest.
The Hog (the * mile option) moves out of the Forest and visits the rim of the Wye Valley.
The Full Boar (the * mile option) leaves The Hog, descends to the river Wye, then climbs back up and re-joins the Hog to return to the Forest.
* distances will be announced in 2024
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You can change the distance you ride on the day, no need to inform us.

Humbug Chase Mountain Bike Ride for kids – 1 September 2024.

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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Our Location

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.