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This will be a ride to discover the trails near Tyndale's Monument. Everyone who comes along may want to come prepared, it could be a hardcore DH trail at points and a casual ride through the woods at other times. All this meetup is, is to explore the area, to find out what is there. This also means that the riding could take some time and I won't have a specific finish time, so assume a finish time of when I get bored of MTBing ... Which has never happened or maybe after all bikes have broken 🤣 Ooo also everyone bring a picnic lunch that you don't mind being shaken about 😁👍 I plan to stop at the gorgeous Viewpoint for a Lunch stop.
As it is Halloween on this walk. Please can everyone bring a Halloween mask (or if really keen face paint) To allow good moon gazing I plan to wear mask backwards As it is a Full Moon on the night of 31st October, I am organising a midnight walk for anyone interested. The plan is to meetup at Old Sodbury church between 11pm and leave for the walk at 11.15pm and go for a walk up to the old Roman Hill Fort, stopping there to make the most of the stars. Hopefully we will have clear skies for star gazing and moon gazing throughout the walk. Please bring warm clothes and it could be muddy so you may want a change of shoes. With the full moon this means you will not need any torches.
Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trail first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one, it will be essential to have one of these. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, waiting at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be exclusively for the Bristol group, should we end up with this event being over subscribed and there being another person happy to lead we may be able to have 2 groups on the day.
As it is a New Moon on the night of 14 November, I am organising a midnight walk for anyone interested. This walk could be pitch black so I recommend people bring torches. At stages of the walk I will ask people to turn them off so we can see what we can see. (Or not see) The plan is to meetup at Old Sodbury church between 11pm and leave for the walk at 11.15pm and go for a walk up to the old Roman Hill Fort, stopping there to make the most of the stars. Hopefully we will have clear skies for stargazing throughout the walk. Please bring warm clothes and it could be muddy so you may want a change of shoes.