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meet blooms garden centre Haresfield. Thornbury via Dursley, Cromhall and Tytherington.
For all you budding mountain bikers come along for a 2 hour ride taking in some of the finest single tracks.
The ride is aimed at poeple who are taking their second steps at mountain biking, members who have fallen of the wagon and need an incentive, experienced riders looking for others to ride with and explore. Pace is gentle and fun but you need to be able to ride off road for around 2 hours hours so some fitness is required, it is not a novice ride
The ride starts at 09:45am from the rear car park of The Royal William, Cranham
Click http://goo.gl/maps/2eGxS for start location
PS – and I would like to see all the club riders who have been in hiding for the last 12 months as well, this means YOU if you are reading this…and established club riders to help lead the flock!
Mini Enduro is the new fun exciting way to race Enduro on a mountain bike. Its aimed at new riders to the sport to give it a go and we also have the Pro am category for the more established racers.
There are 3 live timed stages in each race with transfers in between, these transfers are not timed and do not count for the overall standing.
Gravity Enduro in the Uk has been created and driven by Steve Parr at the National level in the Uk with little or no other races to give riders a stepping stone into Gravity Enduro racing.
The great success of the Mini Downhill races is to bring new riders into racing downhill and we want to recreate this with Mini Enduro, So if you have never raced an Enduro before or just want a bit of fun racing Enduro away from the pressure of Uk Gravity Enduro series, perfect come and try a Mini Enduro.
Looking for a challenging pre-season mountain bike ride to test or kick-start your training? Ever finished a ride that your body said was twice the distance? Want to explore some great singletrack? Well then, welcome to the Wentwood Forest 50km Goshawk Challenge
Regarded by most as a tough ride, unforgiving and technically challenging in parts, the Wentwood 50km Goshawk Challenge is an early season mountain bike XC endurance event that will test every area of your mountain biking training, skills, and fitness …and its all for local charity.
We’ve put together a great 50km route for you to enjoy, mostly natural singletrack with a mix of fireroad and some tarmac – helps sort out the line-up. There’s a natural split on the 50km route for 25km riders who are looking for something a little less daunting, but please note that there is also a cut-off time on the 50km route for riders who do not reach another split by a specified time.
For those unfamiliar with Wentwood Forest, it is the largest ancient forest in Wales with over 1000 acres of continuous broad leaf and coniferous woodland. Both the 50km and 25km routes make use of the varied terrain and with over 1600m of climbing – and none of it gained easily – the Wentwood 50km Goshawk Challenge is the perfect pre-season starter. But it’s not all uphill and there are some great downhill sections which will leave you smiling ear to ear!
3 February 2014: Hi all, heads-up. Two weeks to go!
There is no getting around the fact that Wentwood Forest is in a mess this year. It seems the gods have been conspiring against us – logging didn’t stop as expected in October, but continued throughout most of the winter, combined with the wettest winter on record, and the strong winds leveling sections of trees exposed by the logging – has meant that most tracks are soft with a lot of tree fall on the floor to catch a deralieur or two.
We’ve had to tweak the route to use quite alot of the fireroad this year, more than we would like, but no avoiding it. Even still, personnally, I think this is going to be one of the toughest Wentwood50′s to-date, both mentally and physically – especially if it stays wet. If you get your head in the right place, treat it as the training event it is meant to be, you’ll hopefully have a good day out. Be assured we’re doing our best to make it as enjoyable as possible under the conditiions.
For advice on tyres to use on the day – I recommend a winter set-up. I’m running a set of Rocket Ron’s, but could probably benefit from a Knobby Nic on the front.
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