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Video: Bell Ride Free – Hamsterley Forest

Sep 2, 2015
by George Milner  
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Putting the focus back on riding is something that needs more championing, especially during Eurobikemania and all the photos of shiny bits of metal and plastic. So when Bell Helmets set up a Bell Ride Free day in Hamsterley Forest in the north of the UK they were inundated with signups.

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest
The idea is straightforward - put on a free uplift for about 200 riders, give out a bunch of free stuff, win some helmets, go ride with your mates.

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest
The day began with riders collecting their Bell swag bags before putting in heaps of runs as fast as the Descend Hamsterley guys could ferry them back up the hill. The sun was out and the day got on with itself as all good days on the trails do.

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest
Every Bell Ride Free day has been signed up within hours of them opening, and it’s because they’re all about the trails and the community. There’s no corporate hype here, just good, old fashioned, Sunday riding with mates.

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest
It had rained the night before so dust was not a word heard all day but with the sun gleaming and the forest steaming, there was plenty of grip. Not that the riders are bothered up here, they barely notice the odd monsoon.

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest
Some gigantic hucks were had and a few of the trees took a beating but they all took it in their stride, bearing the scars of much worse in days gone by. Following cups of tea and a few more runs the day finished with an old school, fair and true raffle for a bunch of Bell helmets.

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest

Bell Ride Free Hamsterley Forest
As everyone packed away, the sun came down and it was amazing to see the thanks from all the riders who were just happy to be out there enjoying Bell’s efforts. Mountain bikers aren’t just legs, arms and wallets, they are something to be cherished and appreciated. So go and #BellRideFree!

www.bellridefree.co.uk


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5 Comments

  • 1 0
 The website to register is www.bellridefree.co.uk. Hamsterley is my closest bike park but I was out of town this weekend. Hopefully I can make it next year.
  • 1 0
 more companies should do stuff like this, looks really fun, although I live nowhere near hamsterly
  • 1 0
 No mention for the guy who broke his ankle popin a wheelie out the car park to his first run???
  • 1 0
 when and where do you sign up for this?
  • 1 0
 Awesome day!, and came home with a shiny green lid too!!, oooossshh????

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