About R2T2 Events

Run, Ride, Tracks and Trails (R2T2) - is a partnership between Rogue Runs, Black Mountains Mountain Biking, and North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club.  

In 2017 we will be launching a series of informal and fun events with a unique format. These will all be on weekday evenings.

At each event you will be able to choose between a mountain bike course and a trail running route.


Trail event - for runners.

These will be a defined and way-marked course of about 10km passing a series of timing points. You'll carry a timing chip and a simple path map showing the course (you do not need to be able to read a map or even use the map you are given). The aim is to visit all the timing points, in the correct order, as quickly as possible. You can follow the marked course, or you can cut corners if you wish. The map will show you the 'going' across the corners, so that you can judge whether to steal a march on your fellow runners by cutting through the woods, or down an alternative path.

Track event - for riders.

You will have a map, based on the standard Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map range, showing a number of timing points, each with an associated points value. The objective is to collect as many points as possible in the 1 hour allowed for the course.  All you need is a mountain bike and a basic ability to read a normal OS map. The map will show which 'tracks' you are allowed to use, and which you are not. Since you will need to stick to roads and bridleways map reading will be easy.

We aim to cater for everyone, although for safety reasons we will not allow under 16s to ride unless accompanied by an adult. They will usually be able to run the trail as an individual, however.

If you run but generally worry about navigating then the Trail event is ideal for you – following the way-marked route and locating timing points along the way will be easier than you think, and it may be possible on some courses to find short cuts. If you are a rider, adding a bit of competition to your evening ride out will give it a great new dimension. And if you do neither, but feels it's time you did, we would love to see you. As our base will always be in a village hall or suchlike, you'll be able to meet up before and after your run, chat to other runners and riders, and compare results and routes. There will refreshments on offer, spot prizes, and league prizes at the end of the series.