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.