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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
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
Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase
A puncture or two...
A puncture or two...
Sometimes a beer...
Sometimes 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!
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

We headed North East picking up the old Roman road, which finishes with a fast descent down several steps, a couple of which are quite steep. We continued through the tunnel coming out at the Roman farm.

It was here JamesM suffered a puncture in his old style innertube he was using. We haven't had one of those for a long time! We then headed North West enjoying the lovely countryside views as we rode the top of the ridge. Then down to and past the magnificent Ashridge College, which apparently had burned down and been rebuilt at some point in its history (source: LesterK).

We then rode across past the Ashridge Monument to take the thrilling descent down the escarpment to the stables. We were able to really send it down as no horses/walkers coming up the trail the other way.

Then over the golf course to climb Albury Nowers and Pitstone Hill, followed by the fast descent down to the road. On the long climb up to the top of Steps Hill we stopped to admire the magnificent views cross the Vale of Aylesbury, all in brilliant sunshine.

It was then down to the road before embarking on the steep climb up to the top of the Beacon. 3 of us opted for the longer and less steep route up, with LesterK choosing the short and steep route. Employing a good riding style and using the Bosch motor to good effect, he made short work of the climb up!

After stopping to take pictures at the top its an exhilarating descent back down to the road. Then along the road and into the woods, having to negotiate a few fallen trees as we rode to the steep technical descent leading into Spooky Woods.

Then over the to start of the bombhole trail. The trail was running fast and grippy and was an exhilarating ride along the trail. We rode on through the Ashridge estate drinking in the vast carpets of Bluebells which flower this time of year.

We then finished with one of the best trails on the route, the fast, exhilarating and challenging 'Lockdown Trail'! A real pleasure to ride.

Many thanks to LesterK and JamesM for attending; welcome to James on his first club ride. And thanks to Jim for input on some of the finer aspects of the navigation.

Report by MartinJ

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