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08/5/2021 4:10 pm  #1


Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Hi all,

We don't all just ride road bikes.  Many of us have MTBs as well. 

Last year during lockdown, I started searching out new off-road routes to explore the Herts, Beds and Cambs countryside.  There are some fantastic by-ways and bridleways out there and it helps develop bike skills riding off-road. It made for a great bit of fun and I discovered some amazing locations along the way.

I'm interested to know if there are any other club members that would be interested in going off-road, either as part of dedicated a day out or maybe as an alternative to a Sunday ride?

For those wanting to venture further afield, we have dedicated trails such as Thetford Forest and neighbouring Brandon Country Park, Chicksands, Aspley Woods (by Woburn) and even the Hadleigh Olympic trails course!

Adrian.

 

08/5/2021 8:17 pm  #2


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

I'd potentially be interested, my skills arent up to much but I like getting away from traffic!

 

15/5/2021 10:12 am  #3


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Yeah I would be up for that. I'm sure Gino would also. When are you thinking? 

 

15/5/2021 5:49 pm  #4


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Yes - I’d be up for that and I’m sure Jo could be persuaded!

 

17/5/2021 11:41 am  #5


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Quite like the idea of an off road trundle.

 

29/5/2021 5:11 pm  #6


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Awesome! Brilliant everyone!

I’ve built up a few routes over Lockdown I, so I’ll post them on this chat to see what people fancy.

How about Saturday 12th June?  Weekend before the next Saturday special.

A.

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01/6/2021 8:38 am  #7


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Sounds like a plan.

 

02/6/2021 7:25 pm  #8


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Sounds good to me. What sort of routes have you got in mind?

 

04/6/2021 8:32 am  #9


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Awesome. Looks like we have a date set!

Here's two potential routes we can use:
- Ca. 27 miles: https://www.strava.com/routes/22654598 
- Ca. 19 miles: https://www.strava.com/routes/2835814068561767672

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08/6/2021 9:58 am  #10


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

I might be up for this what sort time are you planning to leave/how do you think the ride will take?

 

09/6/2021 3:11 pm  #11


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

OK. Propose a start time for Saturday morning at 08:30am in car park in front of Mica store.  Comparable to a Saturday special.  19 mile route should take about 2 hours, assuming a slower pace off-road.  Longer 27 mile route would take up to ca. 3 hours. I will check my ride times to give a better estimate!

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09/6/2021 7:24 pm  #12


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Just checked my ride time for the 27 mile route and it was just short of 3 hrs.

Happy to go with 19 or 27 mile routes. If no one has strong desire for one, we can always decide on morning.

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10/6/2021 8:55 pm  #13


Re: Any takers for a MTB ride one weekend?

Apologies all, I’m going to have to cry off this Saturday.  Shame - I was looking forward to it.  I’ve been having to fit hospital visiting around work this week and the only times left for cycling are rather anti-social hours.  Sorry Adrian - both rides are good.  It will have to be next time... ☹️

 

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