Arriving in the carpark feeling slightly nervous about the state of the trails to come as Friston offers some of the best trails locally in the dry .Unfortunately it had been raining all week so this was going to be interesting.Four of us set of up the first hill of the day waiting to see what was on offer.Lee led us in to the first trail at a slightly more cautious speed than normal,and everything was running no to bad.Climbing the central fire road for the first time, i could see who had been training for the Big Dog as it started the first of the days unspoken races to the top.
Mike will be leading a ride around Peaselake
Aimed more at trails than distance Mike will lead you down some of the best on offer.
Tea at the Shop
Parking at Walking Bottom
Stuart will be leading this good paced Experienced ride from the carpark at Bewl Water over to the trails at Bedgebery. Bedgebury offers a red graded single track route of about 13km long. Tea will be taken at the end of the singletrack in the trail centre cafe, before making our way back over to Bewl.
Bewl Water is £2 to park
Bewl Water https://goo.gl/maps/ZdCfgeU6D3A2
Warning Height Barriers
After leaving the meeting point of the church at Shackleford we passed though Eashing and the outskirts of Milford on our way to visit the commons of South Surrey. First up was Witley Common followed by Ockley Common and Thursley Common. Having experienced the tingling sensation from brushing nettles on overgrown paths and sections of very sandy paths we came to the climb up though the Devils Punchbowl to the NT cafe.
By this time we had had a dose of rain,with an attitude rarely seen outside Wales.
Leaving Westcott, five intrepid RCC MTB riders led by David braved the short tarmac section before hitting the off-road ‘steeps’ of Redlands, an area recognised for its great flank of technical single track.
Round 12 of the Summer TT series took place on Wednesday night and the long handled broom had to come out pre-race due to the storms of the previous night leaving all kinds of detritus on the corners. Sweeping and signage done and conditions were cloudy and somewhat cooler than previous weeks. A gusty breeze was coming from the west but another super turn out with 19 riders came down to Horne for a thoroughly good workout.