Gloucester GL3 4PH
This start point involves a climb up through Crickley Country Park and up towards the Star Centre. From there you can head Leckhampton way, Birdliip way or an extended XC loop.
I do have a plan for an XC loop which will finish on this occasion dropping down on the road from the George. (after the little George descent of course).
There are other descents to finish on – eg. drop off the Cotswold Way into Witcombe Roman Villa (footpath section, so a short walk is required) or the rocky Green Lane track which is followed by a road section along the A46 back to the Cross Hands (rear light required).
Below are the details for the Green, Blue & Red(GB) Grade Bigfoot MBC weekly rides. We will meet and ride with the same timings, however groups will agreed at the start according to numbers, ability and preference.
Green Ride Leader: TBN
Blue Ride Leader: TBN
Red Ride Leader: TBN
Green group: Medium intermittent pace with rest stops as needed, steep climbs and descents and rooty/stoney technical single track.
Blue group: Medium-high constant pace, steep climbs and descents and rooty/stoney technical single track.
Red group: High constant pace, fewer stops, steep climbs and descents and rooty/stoney technical single track.
Decent bike lights (mandatory);
Elbow/ knee pads (advisable);
Hard tail/ Full Suss (advisable);
Energy food (advisable);
Waterproof shell (advisable).
Suggested spares list:
Spare inner tube;
Puncture repair kit;
Multi tool/Chain tool;
Spare derailleur hanger (emergency or suited to bike)