Club Trips & Away Day Reports
41,15,0,50,1
25,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
0,1,0,0,1,30,10,5,0,1,0,10,0,1
Club
Club
Glorious Chiltern Hills
Glorious Chiltern Hills
Making a splash
Making a splash
The 'Stingbee' Loop
The 'Stingbee' Loop
It's not just about the riding!
It's not just about the riding!
Ashridge Estate Club Ride
Ashridge Estate Club Ride
Travel further
Travel further
Whipsnade trails
Whipsnade trails
Not just local riding
Not just local riding
Coaching days
Coaching days
Birdseye view
Birdseye view
New trails
New trails
Secret cake supplies
Secret cake supplies
Family Rides
Family Rides
Homes from home
Homes from home
Ashridge Open Ride
Ashridge Open Ride
New accomplishments
New accomplishments
Friends and views
Friends and views
Views to die for
Views to die for
Some posing
Some posing
Try Downhill
Try Downhill
The infamous Ashridge Estate scones
The infamous Ashridge Estate scones
Yorkshire Dales Club Trip
Yorkshire Dales Club Trip
The Malverns
The Malverns
The Ridgeway
The Ridgeway
Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase
A puncture or two...
A puncture or two...
Somestimes a beer...
Somestimes a beer...
Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire Dales
Making new friends
Making new friends
Club Trips to new places
Club Trips to new places
Coffee stops
Coffee stops
Lee Quarry Club Trip
Lee Quarry Club Trip
A cake stop or two
A cake stop or two
An excuse to finish at the pub!
An excuse to finish at the pub!
Rules to be broken?!
Rules to be broken?!
Aston Hill
Aston Hill
As Nature intended
As Nature intended
Family Events
Family Events
Challenge yourself
Challenge yourself
Mount Snowdon
Mount Snowdon
Perfect photo stops
Perfect photo stops
Good views
Good views
Speed
Speed
Gisburn Forest
Gisburn Forest
Enjoy yourself!
Enjoy yourself!
Local Groups
Local Groups
Slalom
Slalom
Good company
Good company
Events
Events

Our Bucks MTB Forum trip to Morzine started really really early with a 6.30am but to Heathrow T5. An early check-in in at Heathrow and a few extra quid spent on overweight baggage we treat ourselves to a stunning Weatherspoons breakfast before flying out to Geneva.

We landed about an hour late and were welcomed by more rain then we’d had in the UK! Because  another aircraft has to make an emergency landing at Heathrow which delayed our departure but luckily our transfer from Ski Wiz had waited for us so we didn’t have any issues getting out of Genevre and on our way into Morzine. Our digs with Riders Retreat pretty close to the centre of Morzine and only a 3 minute ride to Le Pleney lift. The chalet is perfectly equipped for a group of riders with bike lock up, workshop and bike wash facilities. We’re self-catered so can cook what and when we like which makes a nice change from a budget continental-style breakfast with warm juice and cold tea at so many B&B’s in the area. The rooms aren’t massive but for the price range they’re fine.

Last year two of our Club Members, Steve and Lester, rode up and down Mount Snowdon for Charity – almost a year on since their last trip they fancied another visit to Mount Snowdon, this time to ride some different tracks too. This sounded a great idea so we decided to hold it as a club trip.

The dates were kindly set around my work roster (I travel abroad a lot) which was most considerate of all the interested riders to fit in around my hectic lifestyle. The 18th and 19th March 2011 was set as the tour date. Steve put in a lot of organising into the Club trip, arranging transport (a crew cab van) and organising a very good hostel for us to stay in on the Friday night and even offering to pick everyone up and drive both legs of the journey.

Everyone was picked up and packed up into the tour van by around one o’clock on the Friday so we headed off from Milton Keynes off up the M1 to start our long journey to Wales. The journey to Snowdon was uneventful and we were very lucky with the traffic. Excluding a lunch (and Costa stop…) we did the journey in around four hours which was very good going considering it was Friday afternoon traffic and all.

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