Humbug Chase Mountain Bike Ride – Sunday 1st September 2024

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

The Humbug Chase – a junior edition of the Wild Boar Chase Mountain Bike Ride for 8-12 year olds.

Start time

The Start Time will be shortly after the Wild Boar Chase riders who start at 10:00 a.m. Due to the staggered start the Humbug Chase will not start before 10:30 a.m.

  • Get the full Wild Boar Chase experience with a 9 mile trail for younger riders and their families.
  • Enjoy the mass start then follow after the senior riders on sections of the Small Boar loop.
  • Signed separately and avoiding all roads this fun but testing route should see you back at the start in time to see the first riders return from the longer rides.
  • Goody bag and medal for all children completing the ride.

About the ride

Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult. The adult does not need to pay an entry fee – but must be present to sign each child on. The adult is also responsible for each child during the ride.
Maximum of 4 children/adult.
Riders should use a suitable bike for the distance and terrain.
Helmets must be worn by children and accompanying adults..

The Humbug Chase Q & A

What technical level do you have to be at to undertake the Humbug Chase?.
There are no “technical” sections with most of the route being on surfaced tracks. There are several descents and climbs so riders should be able to use their brakes and gears correctly and be safe to ride in group situations.

Riders comments:

“… Our daughters 8 yrs and 11 years took part. They had a fantastic time. They loved seeing all the adult riders getting ready and setting off, quite a spectacle. They thoroughly enjoyed the ride route. They cycled somewhere they had never been before and although the 8 year old found some of it a bit tough they both really hope the event runs again next year so they can take part again…” Mrs C.