Dirty Nocka 3/6hr MTB Event 2024

The team behind Exposure Lights 24/12, Cannock Classic MTB Events and Scott Sports Dirty Dozen present to you "The Dirty Nocka". A 3hr or 6hr Endurance XC mountain bike event on Cannock Chase for all abilities. Ride Solo or as part of a 2 rider team with the aim of completing as many laps as possible within 3hrs or 6hrs of riding.

As in 2023 - For the 2024 event, every 3hr / 6hr rider will received a bespoke Dirty Nocka Medal

Based at the much loved venue of Cannock Chase, you'll compete either as a solo rider or as a team of 2 over a 10km XC mountain bike course. You'll complete as many laps as you can within the designated time. So do you think you're up for the challenge on your own or fancy joining up with a friend or family member?


3hr: Start Time 10am / Finish 1pm

Solo - Male / Female Minimum Age 16
Pairs - Male / Female / Mixed - Only 1 member of the team on the course at 1 time. Minimum Age - 14yrs

6hr: Start Time 10am / Finish 4pm

Solo - Male / Female - Minimum Age 16
Pairs - Male / Female / Mixed - Only 1 member of the team on the course at 1 time
Minimum Age - 14yrs

Under 14's - 9am
Under 12's - 9am

Cannock Chase is a "Hot Spot" for mountain biking in the UK. A venue famous for it's Follow The Dog / Monkey Trail mountain bike routes. Multiple National MTB events as well as regular grass root level events under the "Cannock Chase Classic" title have been held at the venue over the past few years.. It's an area of outstanding natural beauty and blessed with miles and miles of tracks and trails perfect for a number of outdoor sports. The Tackeroo site which we use is ideal for MTB events. Hardstanding flat base for the arena with parking and camping within a few hundred meters from the arena. The trails are challenging without being dangerous. Technical to test the fast rider but safe enough for the beginner riding at a slower pace. This makes our courses suitable for experienced and new riders alike.



• Camping – FREE on the Friday / Saturday night

• Parking – Free, there’s lots of hard standing parking at the venue

Photography - Free downloads to pictures after the event

• Food & Drink – we’ve managed to secure ‘real’ coffee car vendor, Per-Cup, to attend the event. For the true coffee lovers they’ll be offering proper coffee. We’ll also be offering a wide selection of home baked cakes & savoury treats

• Onsite drink water – there are a number of taps around the parking area with fresh drinking water.

• Massage Therapy will be set up early Sunday morning offering pre-race treatment and post race treatments. The effects on the legs of a good massage cannot be under estimated.

• Run & Ride Store will be offering the essentials should you forget something and dare we say something breaks. Of course all will be at a reduce “special offer” rate

Course Profile:
As for the course, expect a real mountain bike course. What do we mean by that? Well plenty of nice techy, but fast flowing single track. and some lung busting climbs mixed up with a few fire road sections. As with all our events we try to create a few new sections with the backing from the Forestry Commission ready for the event. If you are a newcomer then please don’t be put off by the “real mountain bike” talk. Our courses are 100% ride-able by all levels and we don’t put anything too dangerous in the course, plus anywhere that has a difficult section in will have a ‘easy route’ alternative. The course will be around 10km in length and take an average of 30mins (Top riders) 45mins (first timers) to complete.

How Things Work:

The event begins with a mass start. This means regardless of category or duration (3hr or 6hr) the Solo riders and 1 member of the team will all start at once. The idea is to complete as many laps as possible within the time. Only laps completed within the 3hr or 6hr mark will count so you need to time your final laps to perfection. If you cross the line after your time is up then that lap won't count. Even if you're 1 second over! This means you'll need to give plenty of thought to how quick you or your team mate has been completing a lap and if you can complete that last lap in time.

Solos - It just you. Well you and a number of helpers no doubt. You'll start and ride as many laps as you can in the 3hrs or 6hrs. You can leave the course at the designated point in the arena at any time for supplies, repairs or a rest and then rejoin again if you wish. To register a result you must complete as least 1 lap. The winner is the person that completes as many laps as possible within the 3hrs or 6hrs.

Teams - So you're going to share the riding. 1 member of the team will start the race at the beginning. You will then hand over the baton to your team mate at the designated point (at the end of a lap) so they can continue. Only 1 member of the team can be on the course at 1 time. They can complete 1 lap before handing over or as many as they wish before they hand over the baton to the team mate. Like the solo's the idea is to complete as many laps as possible within the 3hr or 6hr time. To register a result each team must complete at least 1 lap. The team member who's not riding doesn't have to wait in a pen or anything like that.

Under 14's
2 Lap of a slightly shortened version of the main course. We'll be aiming for a race time of around 35/45 minutes. Slightly less for the winner and a little more for those at the tail end.

Under 12's
2 Laps of a shortened version of the main course. We'll be aiming for a race time of around 30 minutes. Slightly less for the winner and a little more for those at the tail end.

Tackeroo Camp Site
Penkridge Bank
Nr Rugeley
WS15 2UA

The venue at Tackeroo is ideal for holding events at. Easily accessible from the north or the south Tackeroo is around 15 minutes from the M6 motorway junctions at Cannock (South) or Stafford (North).

*Camping will be available on site on the Friday and Saturday evening. No need to book just turn up. There is no charge for camping

*Please note that reserve the right to cancel the camping should we get extreme high winds

We understand that friends and family may wish to come along and watch you suffer. Therefore we’ve done our best to keep the course as close to the start / finish arena as possible. You’ll find that riders will enter the arena at least twice per lap so the spectators will never get plenty of opportunities to encourage or heckle.

Cancellations / Making Changes

We will be happy to process any cancellations up until 2 weeks (5th May) before the event. You will have the option to change details, move category or transfer entries to another rider or have a refund. To do this please login to your Racespace account and follow the pointers.

Transfer of entries will carry a surcharge of £1.00

Cancellations will carry a surcharge of £5.00

Entry Options

3hr Solo
3hr Pair
6hr Solo
6hr Pairs
Under 14's
Under 12's



  • You may exchange your entry for a Credit at a cost of £1.00 until 05/05/2024.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your credit. You may also use your credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.


  • You may Refund yourself the entry cost less £5.00 until 05/05/2024.
  • Click here for more info on Refunds.

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