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Glorious Chiltern Hills
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Making a splash
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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
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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
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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
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Good views
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Speed
Gisburn Forest
Gisburn Forest
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Enjoy yourself!
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Local Groups
Slalom
Slalom
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Good company
Events
Events

 

Seven of us hit the trails on the 1st of January 2012, a great way to welcome the Club to the idea of it being 2012.

Pollyanna, one of our staff riders, organised and led the days ride. The ride started from Oakley Park near Frilford Heath at 10:30am.

After the usual meet and greets and jokes about everyone's festive midriff's we ran through a M-bike check and a quick pre-ride briefing!

The route was around 15 miles starting from Oakley Park and taking in local singletrack trails in the Frilford Heath area, in Cothill Woods, up and around Boars Hill and in the Harcourt Hill area before returning back to Oakley Park.

Pollyanna certainly organised a great route, it was a really fun singletrack loop taking in a great mix of fireroads, natural singletrack and technical trails. Various sections of the route were really hard going with the January mud, in particular some of the trails out in the open had suffered particularly badly from the recent rain and were tough going.

Whilst out on the route we also visited a local jump spot which is being transformed into a pump track, this was great fun for half an hour and so and kept us hidden in the woods out of the rain that decided to start early in the afternoon.

On the way back we took in one of the local disused quarries which has been transformed into a nature reserve but features a whole array of tracks including some great singletrack trails and technical drops and descents.

Back at the cars we tidied up, had some cake (tradition again!) and said our Happy New Year farewells and all headed off to catch up with the relatives and other New Year activities people were up to.

A big thank you to everyone who took time out on the first day of the year to join us out on the trails for a great ride, and a big thank you to Pollyanna for organising and leading a great ride.

Happy New Year to you all, and details of our main January XC Group Ride Event coming very soon!

 

Best Wishes

Scott
BucksMTB Club Chairman & Ride Leader

 

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