Open Group Ride Reports
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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

What a cracking day of weather after the storms we had earlier in the week! We were expecting a whopping fifteen riders, but in the end just eight of us hit the trails. We think the road closures to and from Coombe Hill put off a few of our registered riders, and one poor rider turned up without a helmet so they had to go home again! This route was a great Spring/Summer Chiltern Hills singletrack route taking in trails around the Coombe Hill, Cadsden, Great Hampton and Great Missenden area.

Our Open Group Rides are 'open' to allow non-member visitor riders to attend and try out the club and trails and to get a feel for the Club before potentially joining as a member. We were due to have thirteen riders in total, but unfortunately a couple dropped out at the last minute.

After a short pre ride safety briefing and bike check at the top of Coombe Hill we headed off on our way. This route was planned as a circa fifteen miles figure of eight loop, that was planned to suit beginner and family riders. The trail conditions were generally fantastic, the heavy rain earlier in the week had damped down the dust allowing a remarkably well paced ride.

It was a pleasure to be back out on the trails and thank you to a great mix of members and new faces alike. Just before the final ascent back to Coombe Hill, we took in a coffee stop at Buckmoorend Farm Shop. A big thank you to every one who joined us for the day!

Our next Open Group Ride dates will be announced very soon.

Finally we are back to our roots! This was our first Open Group Ride since the whole Covid-19 pandemic began, and what a joy it was to have a great turn out of ten local riders (and only two eBikes...) for a fun Chiltern Hills route taking in trails around the Wendover and Cholesbury area.

Our Open Group Rides are 'open' to allow non-member visitor riders to attend and try out the club and trails and to get a feel for the Club before potentially joining as a member. We were due to have thirteen riders in total, but unfortunately a couple dropped out at the last minute.

After a short pre ride safety briefing and bike check at the top of Wendover Woods we headed off on our way. Because of the ever changing weather (and trail conditions) a circa ten mile loop was planned to suit beginner and family riders, with an extra loop available should anyone had fancied it.

The trail conditions were generally fantastic, after a lot of heavy rain recently they have dried out remarkably well to allow a brisk paced ride.

It was a pleasure to be back out on the trails leading a group. It is always a great reward to show of some of the Chiltern's best trails and have an enjoyable ride out with some new faces. As always with one of our rides, we finished with a social over coffee and cake at the end! A big thank you to every one who joined us for the day and to club member Steve A for helping me lead the ride.

Our next Open Group Ride is to be held at Coombe Hill on the 21st May. 

 

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 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.

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!

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Junior membership is available to all riders under the age of 18 years of age. 

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