Cross country MTB ride enjoys superb conditions

8 of use headed off for a 23 mile loop from the Milton Heath fisheries car park to Albury, Blackheath and up some back trails to the top of Winterfold Hill.

Everyone stopped an hour in to admire the views of the Surrey hills . At this stage lots of smiles as they admired the view of where we were going. 2 hours later 8 weary riders arrived in Peaslake for a well deserved tea stop.


Solo Snowdon

I was billy no mates for the first ride of the weekend – Snowdon. I love the place, and have ridden it several times before, so was excited to do it again, but when I got the first distant glimpse from the car at Capel Curig the excitement rose substantially as I could see snow on the tops of the mountains, and I’ve never been up there in snow (and the sun was shining and tops were not in cloud!)


Westcott with Dave Mc

“Leaving from Westcott, nine intrepid RCC MTB riders braved the zero degree temperature and threat of immanent snow to warm up on Rookery, before feeding our little adrenalin habit in the bumps, dips and humps of Leith’s Fat-Jim, Garage, F’sake and What’s the Matter.

Fully warmed, next up was the Windy Willows drop in and the long traverse down Live at the Witch Trials, before completing the loop and returning back up the flank of Leith. That saw us accommodate Half-Pint, Choc Jesus and Jab-in-the-eye.


Roosthole ride out

Ten of us arrived in a wet and muddy Roosthole carpark for Lee's ride over to Tilgate, first obstacle over no one lost a bike to the dreaded height restriction.Heading on to Hammer Pond Lane we climed to the turf farm and took a trail which was going to be the flavour of the day - thick slippery mud! Dropping by the mx track and in to the forest we climbed our way up over to Grouse Road. At this point we all agreed that we had probably pedalled twice as far as the Garmins said thanks to the constant wheel spin.