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

Out of the seven attendees there were a great mix of familiar faces and several new faces attending to try out the club before joining in the New Year. 

Trail conditions were a mixed bag, some trails rode well, but some inevitably were gloop infested and made for slow progress. Of the twelve mile route I expect with all of today's mud we all probably pedaled at least twenty miles...

A BucksMTB Group Ride just wouldn't be completed without a mechanical or two. Two punctures and a broken chain later we made it back to Coombe Hill a bit behind schedule with the slow progress and time lost to repairs.

Now not for the first time on a BucksMTB ride we did get "attacked" by Henry, a life-strong local Labrador, that tried to assist with our broken chain repairs, how well is up for debate. What I can say however is surprisingly Henry can devour and swallow an entire Endura winter glove (he has good taste at least...), what a lovely Christmas present that will be for the Lab's owner when that reappears later on tonight, but at least the owner said they would post it back...

All in all a short but sweet Christmas ride, with some fun but slippery technical riding, some good banter and a crazy encounter with Henry. 

Keep your eyes peeled on our ride calendar for our next upcoming open group ride event - why not come along and try out the Club and ride some new trails?

 

 

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