2023 Event times

Ryan has finished crunching the numbers and for your interest the times that we record for safety purposes are available on this page:

Thank you all for supporting the events and thanks to our many volunteers that make the event possible. We hope to see you all again next year 🙂 .

Once all expenses have been paid the Lions will distribute the proceeds to local good cause throughout the coming year.

2023 GPX Files ready

The GPX files are now ready
Please see the Instructions Page

Due to a safety related issue, the Wild Boar Chase distances have increased slightly:

Full Boar – is now 47 miles
Hog – is now 41 miles
Woody – is now 32 miles
Small – is now 27 miles

There will be a shortcut available at Point 43A that reduces these distances by 5 miles.

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Wild Boar Chase MTB ride.

Humbug entries + T Shirts

The Humbug Chase Entry is now FULL
Many thanks to all those that have entered

T-Shirt sales are now closed as we have to get them printed before the event.

T-Shirt Collection

For those of you that have ordered T-Shirts please collect them from the collection table AFTER you have been given your number and parked your car.
Please bring your rider number to the collection desk which will be near to where you are given your rider number.

Get your entries in before 25th August for lower pricing.

A photo showing Wild Boar Chase - the Start 2022
Start of the 2022 Wild Boar Chase.

Adult Pricing is £28 per rider until August 24th
From August 25th Adult pricing will be will be £32 per rider.

Junior Riders

For Wild Boar Chase riders aged 13-17 the entry fee will be £15 throughout.
For Humbug Chase riders the entry fee will be £9 throughout.

T-Shirts

Adult T-Shirts will be £16 throughout
and
Humbug T-Shirts £11 throughout.
T-Shirts and must be pre-ordered on the web site.

Entries open May 1st

Enter early to enjoy Early Bird pricing:

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Early Bird Pricing

Once again we will offer early bird pricing for the Wild Boar Chase.
Pricing for May 1st to May 31st – £23 per adult rider.
Pricing will increase to £28 for June 1st to August 31st
From Sept 1st pricing will be will be £32.

Junior Riders

For Wild Boar Chase riders aged 13-17 the entry fee will be £15 throughout.
For Humbug Chase riders the entry fee will be £9 throughout.

T-Shirts

Adult T-Shirts will be £16 throughout
and
Humbug T-Shirts £11 throughout.
T-Shirts and must be pre-ordered on the web site.

2023 Event Date: September 10th 2023

The 2023 Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase will take place on 10th September 2023.

We will use our traditional venue: The Speech House Field, near Coleford, Gloucestershire.
The Wild Boar Chase Start time will be 10:00 a.m.
The Hunbug Chase Start Time will be at 10:30 a.m.

Entries will open on May 1st 2023

We look forward to welcoming old and new riders.

Early entries will enjoy a discounted entry fee

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Enter before 31st July for the early bird pricing

We will again offer an early bird entry fee for the first couple of weeks 🙂.

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

Some of you may be interested to know that H.M. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip planted oak trees opposite the Speech House in 1957. You can see them on the minor road opposite the hotel.

A photo of H M Queen Elizabeth II planting an oak tree at the Speech House in 1957

A photo of two of the Royal Oaks outside the Speech House.
A photo of Queen Elizabeth's tree at the Speech House.

Above: H.M. Queen Elizabeth planting an oak tree at the Speech House in 1957 and a recent photo of the same oaks in winter and tributes at Her Majesty’s tree on Sept 16th 2022.