Mat will be leading out from Reigate Hill taking in a fair few trail he has stored in the memory banks. Tea to be confirmed.
Expect a good paced technical ride with plenty of mud!
Dave will be starting his ride from Westcott, making his way over to Leith Hill for tea at the tower and a play in the Rhododendrons.
Bit of a recce ride around Peaselake and Winterfold to see whats not been destroyed. Possibility of sessioning some trails if people want to. There is no route set in stone so any input welcomed.
Expect some steep technical trails with a fair bit of climbing.
Tea at the shop.
Sunday 1st saw the 5th running of the Redhill and Dorking Cycling Clubs’ Denbies Duels hill climb event.
Although there were some DNSs, presumably put off by the biblical weather forecast by the MetOffice on the Friday before, there were 47 starters on what turned out to be a pleasant morning with a temperature of 15C at the start time. Overnight rain did, however, cause some heavy leaf and twig fall under the trees, but energetic sweeping by the marshals soon cleared the line and the course was in good condition for the Duels.
Arriving at Wotton carpark i was suprised at the turn out for a xc billed ride.
We also had a new start (Ben). Setting off we started on road for the first 400m in a 15 rider peloton. On to the Abinger Roughs we dropped and crossed the A25 and made our way over towards Holmbury youth hostel. We climbed up towards the trig point taking a right in to a trail leading us over to the reservoir and the top of BKB. After preparing Ben for the trail ahead we all hit the trail in a train of fifteen all meeting at the bottom to watch Ben come down looking like he was having a blast.