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A Chiltern Hills open group ride
Welcome to the Club
Welcome to the Club
Day trip to the Surrey Hills
Surrey Hills
Surrey Hills
Bike Park Wales away day
Bike Park Wales
Bike Park Wales
Ivinghoe Group Ride
Ivinghoe Group Ride
The 'Stingbee' Local Loop
The 'Stingbee' Local Loop
Club Trip to Snowdonia
Conquering Mount Snowdon
Conquering Mount Snowdon
Glorious Chiltern Hills
Glorious Chiltern Hills
It's not just about the riding!
It's not just about the riding!
Spain Trip
Spain Trip
Golden Ball Run
Golden Ball Run
Club Trip to Shropshire
Shropshire Hills
Shropshire Hills
Making a splash
Making a splash
Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase
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
Secret cake supplies
Secret cake supplies
Family Rides
Family Rides
Homes from home
Homes from home
Ashridge Open Ride
Ashridge Open Ride
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New accomplishments
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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
Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase
A puncture or two...
A puncture or two...
Sometimes a beer...
Sometimes a beer...
Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire Dales
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Making new friends
Club Trips to new places
Club Trips to new places
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Coffee stops
Lee Quarry Club Trip
Lee Quarry Club Trip
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A cake stop or two
An excuse to finish at the pub!
An excuse to finish at the pub!
Aston Hill
Aston Hill
As Nature intended
As Nature intended
Family Events
Family Events
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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

 

Commencing on the Blue trail, it's quite twisty though not particularly technical, and we were happy when we reached the start of the Red trail. Just as we were about to launch into it, Jim suffered the first of his multiple mechanical failures when his jockey wheels exploded out of the derailleur cage, rendering his bike unridable. Not to be undone, however, Jim carefully retrieved all the bits and was able to reassemble his cage.

 

Early into the Red route came the raised boardwalks, extending for several hundred yards, where holding your line is crucial to avoid a long fall onto the floor. The Red trail is gnarlier, twistier and has some fast descents and stiff climbs to contend with. Its a good opportunity to see just how fast you can go whilst still maintaining grip.

 

Having thrashed around the Red route we picked up the remainder of the Blue to head back to the start. Another stop was needed to re-assemble Jim’s deraillier cage, having amazingly located and retrieved all the components discarded along the trail for a 2nd time (wouldn't have happened with Shimano!).

 

Many thanks to Steve, Jim, Michael and John, who was on his first club ride, for attending.

 

Written by Martin Jeffrey

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