The second Heaven of the South Mountain Bike Endurance event takes place on 19-20 May in Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.
HOTS is a fantastic opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the country on two wheels and raised over £4000 last year for local charities including Bristol Children’s Hospital. There will be a 75k and a 50k route and also Roller Racing, one of the highlights of last year's event.
Woodland is an excellent setting for cycling, so CTC has welcomed some positive statements in an official progress report on the future of England's publicly owned forests.
The report from the Independent Panel on Forestry, set up by the Government after it abandoned plans to sell off much of England’s forests in 2011 (see 'campaign background' below), reflects the overwhelming support for continuing public ownership and backs up the importance of access for different users. It says: