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25,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
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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

After managing to get hold of a copy of a BucksMTB classic route ‘The Golden Ball Run’ we decided to host this ride with a little twist.

So I passed the file to Martin who worked his magic and re-routed the file to take in Combe Hill and its excellent descent extending the route by some 3-5 miles and adding a few hundred additional feet elevation!

Four of us met at the usual West Wycombe car park and debated if we should fix MJ’s tyre or not!

As it was going to be a hot one we didn't want to waste time so decided to risk it and stick a tube in should we get stuck.

The ride began with a long uphill slog through a covered loamy path taking us up to the common.

Some excellent woody single track followed along with some tough climbs. After a quick photo stop at RAF High Wycombe we were soon on our way to Coombe Hill via some existing Chequers trails.

After making the climb to Coombe Hill we were approximately half way round so we stopped for a few minutes to admire the view. Suitably recovered we made our way back down via the goat trail.

Once at the bottom we stopped at one of our usual ice cream stops enjoying the sunshine, it was about 30degrees by now so we deserved this!

We then continued our journey retracing some of our steps and what were once lung busting climbs became epic descents. This was until we arrived at ‘the hill of doom’!

The first part was so steep it was literally impossible to ride and after the initial walk the next section wasn't that friendly either. (Note to self…...Replot this at some point so we can descend this hill) Finally we were at the top at what I would describe as the lookout. Beautiful views surrounded us so it was a quick photo and then we were on our way. More epic single track followed as we descended through the woods and finally under the railway line. A few XC miles later through some freshly harvested fields and our ride had come to an end. We were back at the car park thoroughly exhausted.

This is a great route and one that has potential for the odd tweak here and there to make it even better. Be sure to look our for it in the future.

Thanks to Martin for his assistance in the ride and magic tricks with the gpx file and thanks to Mark and MJ for coming along and making the ride so enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

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