Club Member 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
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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
 
An adage:  “to err is human, to really mess up you need a computer” and so it proved when ride leader Martin J inadvertently shared the wrong GPX file to attendees.  Instead of uploading the carefully crafted route he compiled using Strava route builder, the dodgy downloaded route from the WWW went up. This sparked much debate among members until the error was identified and rectified.

So with the correct GPX file on our Garmins, five of us met up at the Wendover Library Car Park for a 27 mile mammoth of a ride linking up several familiar routes around Wendover, Great Missenden, Chequers and Combe Hill. The weather was cool with bright intervals and a light wind, ideal riding conditions.

Using Nathan B’s expert knowledge of the unmapped trails to the east of Wendover Woods,  several fast and challenging descents were ridden, exhilarating stuff!  The descents continued to come thick and fast as we rode our way down along the Ridgeway -  yes this is why we ride.

We then made the gruelling climb up onto the South Bucks Way. Once up, we followed the twisty turny singletrack finishing with a fast descent into Great Missenden. Oh, how much more ridable the state of the trails were this time than in  February!

It was in Great Missenden that we had a pre-arranged rendezvous with Steven W for 12 noon and, to the minute, we arrived at the Black Horse pub on midday! We took refreshments here before setting out in the saddle again to pick up the Grim’s Ditch to Chequers. It was in the Chequers’  area that we benefited from Steven W’s expert knowledge of the unmapped trails in the area, riding twisty turney, up and down singletrack to the base of Combe Hill.

Here we said au revoir to Steve W as he left the group to head back to Great Missenden. The rest of us made the steep climb on to the Southern slopes of Combe Hill, where the views opened up over the Vale of Aylesbury, yes it was worth the climb! Then up over the summit of Combe Hill and onto the final fast descent down to Wendover.
 
Many thanks to Martin J for arranging and leading the ride also Jim L,  Martin I, Nathan B, Joshua C-S and Steve W for contributing to a memorable ride.
 
Report by Martin J

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