Cotswolds – Castle Combe, Wiltshire.
Logistics: Meet at ASDA Canford Heath at 8.00am to be away by 8.15. Aiming to get there by 10.30am. Back 6.00pm approx. (Parking in Asda is free all day)
Our route starts at the southern end of the Cotswold Hills. Nearby Castle Combe village and its race circuit draw the crowds, but you can largely escape all this on our route, which passes through picturesque countryside and pretty little hamlets. Pub lunch stop included.
To secure your place you need to pay in advance. Places are on a first come first served basis.
Haldon Forest – near Exeter Racecourse, Devon.
When: March 7 2020
Logistics: Our first outing of 2020 is one of our favourite haunts. Haldon Forest has trails for most abilities. Choose from green, blue and red grades or maybe some off piste for something more challenging.
We might hire a minibus and van if the numbers make it worthwhile. Cost per person would be £10 (members subsidised rate). If you are interested, please go to the Events page to secure your place on the minibus. If you’d rather car share, please let us know on the members event link, so know to expect you.
Grade: Trails to suit all abilities – blue, red and off piste.
Haldon Forest is a trail centre and has both way marked blue and red graded trails. There is also a selection of enduro and off-piste trails for those who would like to do these.
The aim to pack in as much riding as we can manage.
Not suitable for beginners, but there will be an option for tired legs to finish early at the café so the others can do a bit more.
Surrey Hills – Surrey.
Logistics: Details to follow
Grade: Medium to Hard – NOT suitable for beginners
The Surrey Hills is a regional centre for Mountain Biking. The Greensand Hills of Leith Hill and the Hurtwood, in particular are seen as offering some of the best mountain bike terrain for extensive off-road cycling in the country.
One of the major areas in the Surrey Hills for mountain biking is the Hurtwood. The area is actively managed to give the best experience to mountain bikers. Regular maintenance work is carried out on trails and many new ones are created.
Not suitable for beginners, but there will be an option for tired legs to finish early so the others can do a bit more.
To secure your place you need to pay in advance and it is on a first come first served basis.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park – near Petersfield, Hampshire.
Logistics: Meet at ASDA, Canford Heath (where you can park free all day) at 08.30 to be away by 08.45. Aiming to get there around 10.00. Back by 17.00 approx.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park is our closest trail centre just north of Portsmouth and has both way marked blue and red graded trails. There is also a selection of bridleways and off-piste trails. We usually split into groups for those who want to explore.
The aim is to pack in as much riding as we can manage.
Not suitable for beginners due to the hilly terrain but there will be an option for tired legs to finish early so the others can do a bit more.
To secure your place you need to pay in advance. Places are secured on a first come first served basis.