Adventure Cross Series- Tips and Advice

The Cycling Weekly/mbr Adventure Cross Series features five interesting and challenging multi-terrain outings across trails, bridleways and lanes.

Adventure Cross Series Tips and Advice

Our Adventure Cross routes are designed to be 100% rideable on both mountain bikes and cyclo-cross bikes. The on/ off road nature of our routes makes either machine a great tool, with each coming into their own at different parts of the course.

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While cyclo-cross riders may put distance between themselves and the mountain bikers on the road sections, the fat-tyred brigade will find themselves at a distinct advantage on the most rocky or technical junctures. The choice is yours!

Adventure Cross is physically demanding, especially on a cross bike or fully rigid mountain bike, and rewards skilful bike handlers. It is an excellent cross training discipline for improving bike handling skills and, by definition, takes place in a low traffic environment.

Tips & Advice

Tyre choice is the key to success. To cut down on pinch flats go for a tyre with thick side walls.

Use a back-pack style hydration pack instead of bottles as they can get bounced out on the more ‘interesting’ sections, leading to a thirsty ride.

Enjoy it! Adventure Cross gives you the best of both worlds. You can still zip along the Tarmac without feeling sluggish and even the not particularly technical off-road feels a lot more interesting and devilish.

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