Our first Open Group Ride of 2020 was off to a flyer with a great turn out, some areas of hard-packed frosty trails and some glorious sunshine! We had a few unfortunate no shows due to illness and the cold temperatures, but none the less we had a fantastic group of eight that took to the trails for a 15 mile singletrack and fireroad route in and around Coombe Hill. The temperature at one point hit a tropical four degrees, but what with some boggy patches of mud and some tough climbs everyone kept warm and took solace in the breaks in the clear skies and sunshine. Thank you to Scott and Mark for leading the ride, and a big thank you to everyone who came out and made the ride a huge success. Please keep an eye on our events calendar and social media for more group ride dates coming soon.
Finally the trails are drying out! After mud plugging since Christmas we finally have fast flowing trails meaning you and your bike don’t need to be jet washed after the ride!!
Our last XC Open Group Ride was held in and around Ivinghoe, taking in a picturesque snow covered Chiltern Hills. We had seven people out on the ride; we were surprised on such a good turn out as the weather was very bad as it snowed all the way round. An Open Ride wouldn't be an Open Ride had a few mechanicals along the way the temperature dropped further so there was a lot of very cold riders so we stopped for a break at the Bluebell Cafe to warm up. Further along we had to split the group up to assist one of the riders as he was struggling a bit. Minus some pretty snow covered views it wasn’t the best day to go riding but we were surprised how many turned up, we were really glad our contingency plans worked. Thank you to everyone who came along and we hope to see you all again soon.
It has been a little while since we have run one of our public open group rides, so it was fantastic to have such a turn out of new faces for this new ride! Our public open group rides are open to non-member visitor riders, and club members alike, thus being a great ride to come along and try out the club before joining. This ride took in an Ivinghoe Beacon route of around 15 miles. A chilly but sunny ride across the top of the Chilterns! Thank you to everyone who attended. A big thank you to Club ride leader Darren for leading the ride, and for club ride, Mark (not pictured) for taking the photo!
What a great day in the calendar, three rides in one day (12/11/2017)! Our first ride was our Open XC Group Ride at Invinghoe, open to both non-member visitor riders (to try out the club!) and existing club members too. Six riders took part in this ride, including a mix of new and returning faces. A sunny but muddy 15 mile (ish) Chiltern Hills loop enjoyed by all. A big thank you to ride leaders Darren and Mark for planning and leading the ride.