MTB Score Race, Cocking, 25 October

The fourth and final race in the SLOW Multisport Mountain Bike Score series takes place on the South Downs Box Hill, near Cocking, on Sunday 25th October 2015. The race centre will be The Bluebell Inn, Bell Lane, Cocking.

NOTE: As the series finale, we will be awarding the series prizes to the top male and female racers based on their top 3 of 4 scores. Series rankings so far can be found here.

We hope you can stay after the event and celebrate with us our successful first season.


This is a public race – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Race centre

The race will be based at the The Bluebell Inn, Bell Lane, Cocking GU29 0HU. Toilets, hot drinks, water and food are available from the pub, but please leave any muddy shoes at the door!

AddressBluebell Inn, Bell Lane
Latitude/longitude50.9513, -0.7513
OS grid referenceSU878176
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • From the M25 take the A3 to Godalming , then the A286 south to Cocking.

Race Details

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

The race will be run under British Mountain Bike Orienteering rules, which competitors are advised to read in advance. BMBO also has some helpful MTB Score tips.

All riders must wear a helmet and carry a whistle and first aid kit (a minimum of plasters & dressing). The following equipment is also recommended:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

As this is the series finale there will be series prizes awarded at the end for the top male/female scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1045
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

Courses will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

Bike Rental

For those interested in having a go but lacking wheels, Posh Pedalers offer rental bikes from their shop in Midhurst – call 01730 810889 to avoid disappointment!

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: James Lee-Cox

Photo of Nicki Adams by Open Adventures.