Stainburn Forest Trail plus Swinsty & Fewsten Reservoirs

  • December 21, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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RIDE DIFFICULTY

RED (Advanced)

Please be aware this is a technically & physically demanding ride which can be very muddy when wet!

MEET-UP TIME

9.45am for 10am start at Stainburn Forest

RIDE LEADER

Keith & Mark

MEET-UP POINT

Stainburn, Norwood Edge, Yorkshire Forest District

RIDE DESCRIPTION

We start by completing the Stainburn Forest red run down the hill from the car park - only about 1km in length but packed with curves, it’s over open ground and mostly quite smooth in surface but it also contains frequent rocks and roots to hop over, surprisingly technical for a red route!

Next we head across the Washburn valley and go through the Swinsty moor plantation forest. Then off to complete a circuit of the cycle trail within the back allotment forestry (next to Fewsten reservoir), this includes sections of blue, green and red trails.

We then return across the Dam between Swinsty & Fewsten reservoirs to Stainburn where we can repeat the red route before returning to the carpark.

RIDE TIME / DISTANCE

Approximately 4 hours / 15 miles

TYPE OF BIKE

Mountain bikes only

RECOMMENDATIONS

Spares, tubes, patches, 2 litres of water, high energy snacks etc.

RIDE FEE

£1 for Members and Guests

SAFETY

No helmet = no ride

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  • andrew l.

    Thanks to Keith for a fab ride loved the bit in the woods.

    December 21, 2013

  • John B.

    Great ride.

    December 21, 2013

  • John B.

    Fabulous ride today .... thank you very much everyone and Merry Christmas.

    December 21, 2013

  • Mark

    Sorry can't make this one suspected food poisoning!

    December 20, 2013

  • Keith

    Hi John,
    As there are no buildings there isn't a postcode. The OS grid ref. is:
    SE,210,509.
    or you can try the link on the following page:
    http://www.mtbleeds.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=76

    December 15, 2013

  • John B.

    Any chance of a better postcode for this event - the map is not helping me!

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah, wanna do this one real bad, stupid stupid job!

    December 10, 2013

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