Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase Mountain Bike rides – September 2021 – subject to Covid-19 situation.

Covid-19 update

We are hoping to hold the event this year (2021) in September.
You are all aware of the crisis in our country and the heroic work of the NHS, our scientists and all the front-line workers.
When we know more we will post it here.
June 2021: WE ARE WAITING FOR PERMISSION TO RUN THE EVENT FROM FORESTRY ENGLAND.

New Date for the Wild Boar Chase for 2021

At the request of Forestry England, we are moving the date of the Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase from May to September 2021. This is to avoid disturbance to nesting birds in the Forest.

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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.

New Routes for 2021

We will have new routes for all distances for 2021:
All riders cycle all or most of the Small Boar (the 21 mile option) .
The next distance, the Woody Boar (the 26 mile option) stays within the main Forest.
The Hog (the 35 mile option) moves out of the Forest and visits the rim of the Wye Valley.
The Full Boar (the 41 mile option) leaves The Hog, descends to the river Wye, then climbs back up and re-joins the Hog to return to the Forest.
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Distances

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.

Humbug Chase Mountain Bike Ride for kids – September 2021.

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.