We will again be spending two days in the Brecon Beacons at the Star Bunk House, Bwlch (or other place of abode if you wish). Last year's explorer proved this is great cycling country and routes suitable for all riders can be found. The evening meal in the pub across the road is fantastic and we found a great cafe for Sunday morning's breakfast. Let me know if this will be of interest to you. Peter Farnfield
This week Mike T will be Leading out from Reigate Hill car park on to the north downs
A winter mountain bike ride is not measured by the usual methods such as miles or amount of climbing, but by volume and quality of mud. Mud formed in areas of clay or chalk is thick, sticky and horrible to ride through. Sandy mud, on the other hand, is ruinously abrasive and can destroy a set of disk pads in one ride.
Dave will be leading a nice paced intermediate ride from Holmbury in the direction of Peaselake.
Expect a few trails thrown in for good measure.
Dave and Julian have been out on a recce for this one. Riding out from Rykas they are sure to lead you all down a few of your favourite trails and you haven’t seen before. Expect lots of technical single track.
With any luck it'll be cold and frosty enough that the mud will have frozen. Route likely to be decided based on the conditions on the day!