Uptonogood? – 26th June 2021
Uptonogood? is a mountain bike event for experienced riders and novice families alike. Run by volunteers from Upton village and the local mountain bike fraternity, it is a fundraising event for local projects and causes, offering exhilarating rides, fine food and drink, and a great mix of live music!
Almost entirely off-road, the cycle routes wind their way through the beautiful North Wessex Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompassing the Ridgeway and surrounding bridleways.
Uptonogood? now offers five routes devised to cater for all ages and abilities:
- 5 mile Little Wheels ride
- 12 mile Family ride
- 18 mile Teen Spirit ride
- 25 mile Leisure ride
- 35 mile Endurance ride
All the rides start and finish in Upton village where besides the cycling there will be fun and frolics for all the family, including beer tent, BBQ, tea/coffee and cakes, pump track, adventure playground, and raffle with some great prizes. There will also be a selection for live music from local artists throughout the afternoon.
Please note that Uptonogood? is not a race event and times/places will not be published in line with advice from the Police. Clocks on the finish line will allow you to note your own time as with previous years.
If you’ve not been before, get a feel for the event from last years photos. We had a couple of official photographers on the day. Rob Barker took the pictures out on the course and will have pictures of most of you in action, while Brian Jordan took pictures at the Recreation Ground in Upton with everyone relaxing after the rides.
Should you have any photos you would like to share with us please send them through and we’ll add them below.
Photos last years event.
Due to the uncertainties around the COVID19 pandemic and the impact of the new “Indian” variant, registration will remain closed until 1st June. We will be listening closely to government statements over the next two weeks. If conditions deteriorate and there are indications that Step 4 will not go ahead as planned, we will have no choice but to cancel the event for another year.