Open Group Ride Reports
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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

 

This was our main Group Ride for February, open both to visitor (non-member) riders and to our club members. Nineteen of us hit the trails including four club members, thirteen new faces and two staff riders. Our group was of a good mix, some novice riders right through to some regulars and racers, but it was a superb group with some amazing characters in attendance!

After some (edit: lots of) cups of tea I ran through our usual pre-ride briefing and M-check safety checks on the bikes before Mike took over for a brief chat about the route and trail etiquette.

Our route for the day was one of our usually "safe" routes in terms of trail conditions for the time of year, taking in an eighteen mile Chiltern Hills loop starting from Wendover and heading our around Tring and Pavis Woods.

After a couple of early mechanicals, strong wind and some awful going muddy sections of trail we modified our route to keep everyone moving and get everyone back to the car park on time for about a two o'clock finish. We lost a couple of people during the ride who had afternoon places and they headed off due to time restraints.

In the end we did a fun twelve mile singletrack loop taking in some fun descents and a couple of tough climbs before finishing back at Wendover Woods Cafe for tea and cake before everyone headed off home to find a bike wash and warm bath!

A big thank you to everyone who attended our ride, its most appreciated. Apologies for the few delays along the way, the curse of mud and mechanicals held us meaning we had to shorten the route.

News of our next rides coming up in March coming very soon...

 

Best Wishes

Scott, BucksMTB Club Chairman

 

 

 

 

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