Open Group Ride 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

 

A chilly, misty and overcast morning turned into a nice mild and sunny day for our Chiltern Hills XC Group Ride and with a couple of weeks of reasonably weather recently the trail conditions were superb. On the whole most of the trails were bone dry, fast, and even dusty in places. Only a handful of trails were muddy still showing the tell tale signs of a hard and wet winter again.

Our ride technically started twice - Bernie had to pick himself up from the dirt for take two...it wouldn't of course be a BucksMTB Group Ride without the odd tumble here and there. This months ride started from Wendover Woods main car park at 10:30am and initially our group of twelve headed out of the back of Wendover Woods to pick up local Bridleways through Pavid Wood out towards Wiggington direction. Our route took us through Pavis Wood, taking in bridleways and byways near Hastoe - this section featured a superb long singletrack descent but unfortunately did lead to a huge climb back up again (several moans were received!) before heading South down towards Cholesbury. From Cholesbury our route took us down towards Lee Common before swopping back towards Kingswood and Lee Gate. From here we headed via some great singletrack near Kingash back towards Wendover. We picked up the Ridgeway for the final blast back towards Wendover before picking up a short road stint on Hale Lane to get us back into Wendover Woods before the final climb back up to the car park. The ride was completed by my good self having a crash on the last descent of the day....typical...wouldn't be a group ride without me coming off somewhere along the route...

We had a superb group in attendance for this ride, including Club members, some regular familiar faces and also some brand new faces - it was great to have such a superb turn out and to have people from so many backgrounds and MTB experiences.

After the ride a handful of us rode over to Aston Hill to watch the downhill racers complete on the infamous Black Run track. Full report and photos to follow online shortly.

A big thank you to Adam, Alistair, Bernie, Dan, Jav, Mike, Natalie, Sarah, Steve and Tim who attended this ride, and thanks to our very own BucksMTB Mike for helping me lead the ride.

Another very successful ride, and thanks to everyone who attended. Our next Group Ride date and venue will be published very soon - check back to the website soon and keep your eyes peeled in your email inboxes for more news and updates coming very soon...

 

Best Wishes
Scott | BucksMTB Club Chairman

 

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