Everyone likes to plan their diary for the year – check out the big events we’d like to focus on as a club:


Haibike Mini Enduro @ Worcester Lodge, Forest of Dean
Oct 20 all-day
Haibike Mini Enduro @ Worcester Lodge, Forest of Dean

The Mini Enduros are becoming very popular in the club now and a great way to get in to racing some of our favourite trails in the FOD.


Blurb from the web page

The Mini Enduro’s take place over one day and will be of a shorter distance to allow riders to practice the stages before the start of the race later in the day.

The format is practice in the morning and race in the afternoon, there will be nice easy transitions times between stages with no penalties for arriving late.

The stages will be all gravity with no uphills, just blasting down some of the best of piste trails in FoD.

Distance will vary but expect around 10 miles to complete all the stages on the route.
With a morning practice lap and the race you will cover around 20 miles.
The transitions will follow the marked route to keep everyone going in the right direction.

Your are not timed between the stages but you are given a stage start time to try to keep everyone in their categories.

All stage times will be added together to produce the overall results for each category.
E-Bikes get a challenge stage which will be a techinal uphill climb

Quote from Sean Bacon from the last race “Great fun races the mini’s. Can’t recommend them enough.”




An Evening with GREG MINNAAR: SIZE MATTERS @ Cheltenham Town Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by Speakers from the Edge.


3x UCi Downhill World Champion, 3x UCi Downhill World Cup Champion, with 21 World Cup race wins and multiple podium positions, Greg Minnaar is unarguably one of the greatest mountain bikers in the history of the sport. In this brand new show, Greg takes audiences on the journey of his incredible enduring racing career and the story of his life, covering everything from the early days of riding enthusiasm to his rise to the very top, the bikes that helped get him there and the teams behind the legendary rider!

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.




Halloween Light Demo – Leisure Lakes Bikes Flyup 417 @ Flyup 417 Bike Park
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Light Demo - Leisure Lakes Bikes Flyup 417 @ Flyup 417 Bike Park

Info from LLB Chelt.

“Join us this Halloween for a night of testing out the latest MTB lights from Exposure & Hope @ Flyup 417 Bike Park! For a bit of fun we’ll also be handing out prizes for the best costumes (Not compulsory), as well as hosting an apple bob & some trick-or-treat fun. Feel free to come along if you already have a set of lights & just want to join in on the rides as well!”


  • Pre-register today for FREE! LLB Chelt Event FB page
  • The first ten people to register will also get a free uplift ticket! (For 1 uplift), this will be available on the ticket dropdown on checkout.
  • Please be aware that all attendees will need to pay for park entry to attend – For more information and to book your park access, please visit


  • Latest lights from Exposure & Hope available to demo (Handed out on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Uplift service until late
  • Exclusive discounts for attendees
  • Prizes for the best costumes
  • Apple bob, trick-or-treat & more

What You Need To Bring

  • Lights – (if you do not wish to demo an Exposure light) and want to join us on the ride!
  • Please note that a decent set of bike lights – this is vital as it will be dark throughout the ride
  • Your bike
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Spares: tubes, puncture repair kit, chain repair tools (chain links and tool), pump
  • Body Armour if you would normally wear it
  • Clothing suitable for the conditions on the day
  • Drink whilst riding

Any questions?

  • Give us a call on 01452 226181
  • or email

Conditions of Registration

By registering for our demo weekend you agree to the following terms: Whilst every effort will be taken to ensure safety and security, neither Leisure Lakes Bikes, nor the suppliers or any associated employees can be held responsible for any rider injury or loss during, or subsequent to, the day.

By registering someone else for our demo weekend (if you are purchasing their ticket) you are agreeing that they have read and accepted our conditions of registration.

Cars and their contents are parked at the vehicle owners own risk.

The rides are not a race, but if you are struggling or have any problems, please let a member of staff know. Please stick to the set route. A helmet must be worn at all times whilst on the ride. We hope that you have an enjoyable day, but participation is entirely at your own risk.

Day/Night Mash Up Enduro @ One Planet Adventure, Llandegla
Nov 23 all-day
Day/Night Mash Up Enduro @ One Planet Adventure, Llandegla

The Day/Night Enduro will be hosted by One Planet Adventure, Llandegla on Saturday 23rd November from 3PM till 8PM.

Mash Up format meaning that you can ride each of the stages as many times as you can to get a winning time.

The course opens at 3.00 PM and it’s up to you to ride as much as you want till 7.00 PM. There are no time penalties for transitions and no pressure to score that one perfect run. It’s all about about having fun and going fast without the pressure of ‘normal’ enduro racing … all with the twist of racing in the dark!

Llandegla boasts over 44km of top quality, fun, flowing singletrack. We’ve picked 4 great stages that will challenge the best whilst staying fun and rideable for everyone. The course is around 15miles for a single lap … but the Mash Up format means that final distance is up to you! There will be live timing throughout the event and riders will be able to see live stage times on their phones as they race.

One Planet Adventure Llandegla will remain open throughout the evening and riders can drop back into base between stages to sample their Award Winning bacon butties or to use the bike shop.


Social media

Please use the #minienduro on all posts.

100% Mini Downhill Rd 4 @ Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre
Dec 1 all-day
100% Mini Downhill Rd 4 @ Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre

Mini Downhill Mission:

“To make downhill fun and exciting way to race downhill on a mountain bike with your mates. This makes the racing really intense where every single second counts.
They are exciting to watch and when the spectators’ start lining the track and shouting for their rider it will be a fantastic atmosphere”

Mini Downhill Social Media to follow


2019 Race Schedule

Registration: You can collect your number board on Saturday afternoon to save time or on Sunday morning.

  • New this winter season no deposit for Number Boards.
  • Saturday 4.00pm to 5.00pm (by cafe)
  • Sunday 8.15am to 10.00am (in Forest)

You must sign on and collect your number board before 10am on Sunday.
Full Face Helmets must be worn and done up for practice & racing on the track.


  • The forest is open as normal and you must follow the local rules & fees.
  • The course will be marked out on Saturday and there will be registration during Saturday evening.
  • Saturday is not part of the event so there are no marshals or medics on the track. You are responsible for your own saftey and wellbeing during Saturday.


Race day with offical Practrice and race with Marshals & Medics on the race track.

  • Registration 8.30am to 10.30am You must sign on and register before riding the track
  • Entry procedure, distribution of identification numbers: The race is pre-entry only, though if spaces remain, we will accept very limited entries on the day. Enter via the British Cycling website.
  • Practice 9.00am – 10.45am
  • Race Starts (2 x runs weather and light permitting) 11.00am – 3.30pm
  • Prize Presentations 4.00pm
  • Race categories – No license required to race
  • Custom Glass trophies to top three in each age category
  • Each Winner also wins a free uplift day from Simon from Flyup Downhill
LLB Cheltenham Christmas Party 2019 @ Leisure Lakes Cheltenham
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our Christmas Party is back once again for 2019!

We will open our doors exclusively from 6pm – 8pm on Monday 2nd December to celebrate the year with loads of exclusive deals, a free raffle, great food from ‘The’ and a chance to talk to reps from the top brands that will be joining us on the night!

On The Night Reps from all the core brands, with some exclusive bikes and kit to see! FREE food and drink including one free crepe per customer from ‘The‘ FREE goody bag and raffle ticket for every pre-registered customer with some incredible prizes up for grabs on the night! Want to join us?

Sign up for your FREE tickets!

We have limited spaces available for our Christmas party so make sure you get your FREE tickets now before it’s too late! Visit LLB Chelt FB page here for tickets!
Can’t make it? Please cancel your ticket or email so we can offer your place to someone else!

Any Questions? Call Pete at Leisure Lakes Bikes Cheltenham on 01242 251 505 or email
We look forward to seeing you on the night! From us all @ Leisure Lakes Bikes Cheltenham

Complimentry Crepes

HONC 36 “Hell of the North Cotswolds” @ Winchcombe Secondary School
Apr 5 all-day
HONC 36 "Hell of the North Cotswolds" @ Winchcombe Secondary School

2020 will see the 36th Edition of the HONC, with the traditional mass start from Winchcombe Secondary School.

Choose from 100Km, 75Km and 50Km routes with each incorporating on and off road sections around  the beautiful cotswold countryside.

A lot of work is going into finalising the 36th edition route with some new and interesting sections. The routes will be marked and as usual an OS route map will be available on the day. We will also be issuing a link to the GPX route link to all registered riders in the week prior to the event.

Social media links to follow

Event History

HOTS – Heaven of the South 2020 @ Kingswood Village Hall
May 15 – May 17 all-day
HOTS - Heaven of the South 2020 @ Kingswood Village Hall

The HOTS has proved popular with Bigfooters over the last few years.

Camping is encouraged for the whole weekend, but the racing is only on Saturday.

Social Media Links

Follow for updates and fun.

Blurb from HOTs website

HOTS is a charity mountain bike event unlike any other. Run entirely by volunteers, every penny raised over the weekend goes to local charities. In 2015 Heaven of the South became a Community Interest Company with a core of eight directors.

In 2011 they raised over £4,000 and in 2017 they raised £14,000.

There are two courses – a 75km with approx 5000 feet of climbing, and a 50km with approx 3000 feet of climbing. There are cider stops en route – we wouldn’t want you to get dehydrated, would we?

We have a huge, flat campsite with plentiful showers and toilets. On the Saturday evening there is entertainment. And a bar.

We will be using the Village Hall for the entire weekend, as last year. This means that no matter what the weather is doing, you always have somewhere warm and dry to buy cider. Scrumpy will be available everywhere and is almost compulsory.

Here’s a rough itinerary from 2019:


Camping opens 3pm on Friday afternoon.

Registration open from 4pm-7pm.

Bar open all evening. Unsurprisingly.


Breakfasts available on site from 7ish am.

Registration open from 7.30-8.30am.

50 & 75km rides start at 9.30am.

Food available from 3pm.

Jungle Rumble 3.00pm-8.00pm (Suitable for all ages).

Live music in the evening, then….

The HOTS massive raffle at 9 ish.


Breakfasts from 8am ish.

Relaxing day (recovery day). Course markers will be removed – please feel free to revisit the bridleways, but do not ride on the private tracks.

Campsite closes at 12pm.

GT Bicycles Malverns Classic @ Eastnor Castle
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day
GT Bicycles Malverns Classic @ Eastnor Castle | Eastnor | England | United Kingdom

“Prepare for the biggest party in British mountain biking. A packed weekend of challenging and exciting events including flat-out racing and the demo weekender. Riders of all ages and abilities can race and have fun in a chilled out family atmosphere”

Note: the Malverns Classic is being held on the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2020

Video from 2018

  • Whole weekend of camping
  • Dual Slalom
  • Funn Enduro
  • Quad Eliminator
  • Classic Downhill
  • Bunny Hop, Track Stand & Manual competitions
  • Lake ride
  • Music
  • Demo bikes
  • Stunt Show
  • Trade Stands
  • Free Childrens events & entertainment


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