Murmuration, Explorer and the Quake all in one entry!

2021 Entries Open 1st October 2020

The Triple 2021

Love the Quake, the Explorer and the Murmuration?? Then we have just the answer! Enter all three of our Somerset based off-road cycling events in The Triple! The Triple is for those few who believe they’ve got what it takes to complete all 3 events in 2021 and will become part of our Elite Triple Club!

Over the past few years we have taken on the fantastic, already established mountain bike events; the Quantock Quake and the Exmoor Explorer. In 2017 we added another and brought the Mendip Murmuration to Cheddar.  Following the success of all 3 events and the successful first year of the Triple in 2018 it is back once again for 2021!

‘The Triple’ 2021 includes entries into:

  • The Mendip Murmuration – 12th June 2021. 
  • The Exmoor Explorer – 1st August 2021
  • The Quantock Quake – 5th September 2021

By entering ‘The Triple’ you will recieve:

– Exclusive entry into our 2022 events.
– VIP Registration (fast track)
– Specially designed, hand-finished, ‘The Triple’ 2020 branded momento!
– Certificate of Completion and branded drinks vessel for all 3 individual events.
– Entry into our Triple Prize Draw, to win a packed goody bag.
You cannot get this by entering all 3 events individually you must enter ‘The Triple’ itself.

Commiting to The Triple will guarantee your entry into all 3 events in 2021. The Quantock Quake is strictly limited to 225 riders and does sell out so enter now to avoid disappointment. Once one of these three individual events sell out, The Triple will be out of reach until 2022.

Want to guarantee your place in each event? Get in their early and take advantage of our early bird price of £99.00. Get in quick as early bird entires close on the 31st October 2020.

Have you got the legs to take on the Mendip Hills  Exmoor and the Quantock Hills all in one season? There’s one way to find out, get your entry in for ‘The Triple’

We look forward to seeing you on all three start lines in 2021!

Everything you need to know…

The Triple is entry into all 3 of our Mountain bike events in 2021.




You can choose between the 20 mile or 30/35 mile route options. This can be decided on the day and all entrants head out on the first 20 miles. If you want to complete the full route of 30-35 miles, you will need to meet the cut-off time for the extra loop.


Triple entry is £105.00 per rider. Enter before the 6th October to take advantage of our early bird price! Just £99.00.

All under 16’s must be accompanied by a supervising rider over the age of 18. 16-18 year olds can ride solo with parent/guardian consent.

Registration opens at 08:00. All Triple entrants get access to their own Triple registration. You will also only need to complete and bring your personal details form to the first event. For the other 2 events you need only ‘check in’. The personal details form can be downloaded from the downloads page or by clicking here.

There is free car parking available at all 3 events.

For each event there is a main loop of around 20 miles.  All riders will head out on the main loop. Those who make it back before the extra loop cut-off time can choose to continue onto the extra loop. This is an extra 10 – 15 miles. To arrange these events in areas like Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Mendips is difficult; please ensure you stick to the way-marked route and don’t cut corners.
A copy of the route will be e-mailed out and available to downlaod the day before each event. This includes links to the GPX files that you can download to your device for each of the loops if you so wish. We advise that you transfer the route onto your 1:25000 map of the area.

Please bring lots of fluids. We ask that you come prepared and self-sufficient for a long day out in remote moorland. We will be providing water at most checkpoints should you run out. We are more than happy to top up your water bottles but will not be supplying cups in an attempt to make the event more environmentally friendly. 

There are toilets on or near each event village.

At registration you will be given a number board this must be attached to your handlebars. Riders must stop and have their number recorded by the marshals at each check point. As part of our duty of care these rider numbers are radioed back to the control centre to record your progress. Your rider number must also be submitted to the registration desk upon your return. This is how we know you are safe and accounted for.  Exmoor Search and Rescue will be present at various locations should they be required.

There will be regular checkpoints on all events. Many of these will have water and sweets to keep you going. Don’t forget to stop at each one and submit your rider number. The half way checkpoint on the main loop at each event hosts the famous ‘Miles Tea Stop‘. Grab a brew and some amazing cake before continuing on! 

On arrival at our main loop halfway checkpoint you will be greeted with a smile, sweets, amazing flapjack and a nice brew courtesy of our friends at Miles Tea.

We will have professional photographer Stuart Lessels from on site so smile when you spot him. All his images will be available for free in web resolution and to buy in high resolution from his website, after the event.

Provided by  the Channel Events team.

Our events are challenge based but with the main loop being accessible to all. We recommend that you get some miles on off-road terrain beforehand. Those planning to complete the extra loop need to be happy riding 30-35 miles and able to complete the first 20 miles within 3.5 hours.

Warm weather can pose just as many problems as bad weather. Whatever the weather conditions, please make sure you are appropriately equipped to deal with a long day, in a remote environment. The event will run in conditions deemed safe by the event organisers. Should the conditions not be appropriate the events team will contact you no fewer than 12 hours prior to the event registration. See terms and conditions for our cancellation policy.

You will need to provide your own bike and safety equipment. All entrants must wear helmet throiughout the event. We recommend you take the following kit with you during the event. This is however up to your discretion and you take or leave the following items at your own risk.

  • First aid kit for the treatment of strains, sprains, blisters and gravel rash.
  • Food and drink as required, including emergency food.
  • Compass.
  • Ordnance Survey maps of the areas.
  • A whistle.
  • Multi-tool / puncture repair kit / spare. tubes / pump.
  • All entrants must take account of the weather conditions which may be encountered during the ride. You may deem it necessary to carry additional items such as; more layers, torch & batteries, waterproofs, survival bag, mobile phone.

Celebration is the key! Lets see those arms aloft as you cross each finish line. Then move onto the registration desk to submit your tally number and receive your branded souvenir mug and completion certificate at each event. Please make sure that you submit your rider number; this is a requirement as part of our duty of care. At the final event you will recieve your specially designed, handfinished, ‘The Triple’ branded 2019 Medal.

Not only do you get to challenge yourself in these truly stunning environments, you get to share your experience with others while Channel Events takes care of the safety of your ride and provide stunning routes (and a few brews). Included in your entry is a Certificate of Completion for all 3 events, Souvenir Branded Mug for all 3 events, ‘The Triple’ branded 2018 coaster, friendly marshals, locally blended tea and roasted coffee from Miles, checkpoints with water stations, and a few fabulous days riding.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re camera shy!

Just keep on truckin!!


Want to know more about each event?

The Mendip Murmuration is a gathering of like minded individuals coming together with a common purpose. Riding your bike through some of Somerset’s stunning landscapes. Cruising and carving over and around the Cheddar area will make for an amazing 20 or 30 mile route that will leave you wanting more.

The Exmoor Explorer is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 40 miles, held in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West England.

Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Explorer doesn’t disappoint. This iconic Exmoor cycling event was started 19 years ago and we are immensely proud to now run it.

The Quantock Quake is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 35 miles, held in the Beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset, South West England. Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Quake has it all.

Whether you choose the 20 or 35 mile route you will be able to access areas of the Quantocks usually restricted. You’ll also see some of the greatest views from and of the Quantocks and be fully supported by our friendly team.

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