Uptonogood? 2019. Thank you to all that participated and volunteered
After a break of two years we could not be more pleased to see so many people enjoying the day. Lots of old faces but lots of new ones too and a fantastic showing from the youngsters on Teem Spirit, Family, and Little Wheels rides. Well done to you all.
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. Image downloads are £5 from both sites.
Should you have any photos you would like to share with us please send them through and we’ll add them below.
Photos from this years event.
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 is not a race event and times/places will not be published in line with advice from the Police.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. Note also that in order to reduce our admin and liabilities, we will no longer cater for campers or showers on the rec ground.
Our fantastic holiday was won by Ian McDermott who will now be winging his way to the South of France courtesy of Liz Green and her new venture Le Castelet-Arzeliers. The riding potential is fantastic but there is more to the area than just cycling. Click on any of the pictures below to visit her website.