16 December: Mtb road trip – Triscombe

Hidden away in the Quantocks the downhill tracks at Triscombe are some of my personal favourites. There’s something like 25 – 30 tracks of Red/Black grade which ride really well in all weather conditions plus everything is accessible from a short fireroad which can be pushed or pedalled up in less than 10 minutes. What more could you possibly want!

You’ll need to be a confident rider for this trip, most of the big features are totally avoidable however you should be able to ride drops of 1 – 2 feet as a minimum skill level.

Don’t forget to let us know if you can make it on our Facebook events page. 

MTB – Calendar of Events Autumn/Winter 2017/18

Here we have all the dates for your MTB diaries up to the end of March 2018 to keep you riding right through to next spring.

Some of the dates and locations below will be subject to change. As soon as we finalise the plans for each ride we’ll post an event up on Facebook and also on the website. Just follow the links for more info:

Don’t forget we have local rides every week on a Monday and Tuesday evenings too. Please feel free to drop me an email at mtb@sramcc.com if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

12 November – Sunday Road Trip – The Purbecks

After a hugely successful ride down to Swanage last Sunday, Mark thought we should get back to the Purbecks as soon as possible!

We’ll be starting the mtb ride from Corfe Castle at 10am aiming to get back by 4ish.

Don’t forget to check out our events page on Facebook for more details about the route and to let us know you’re coming.

5 November MTB Road Trip – Swinley Forest

on the 5th of November we’ll be returning to Swinley Forest which is a brilliant all weather trail centre offering blue, red and green trails plus a cafe!

We’re planning to head up on the 5th November before the winter really sets in! Don’t forget to visit our events page on Facebook to view the event and let us know if you can make it.

Check out the Swinley Bike Hub website for more info: https://www.swinleybikehub.com/

 

 

MTB Welsh Weekender 28 – 29th October

After a brilliant club ride at Afan in the Summer we will be heading back on the 28 – 29th of October for a weekend away.

Camping is available for £3.50 per person per night at the at the visitor centre and you can find all the details you need for booking here: http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk/1936

There are a wide variety of trails available at Afan ranging from the Green Rookie trail up to the 44km W2 route which is a serious all-dayer! Details of all the trails and grades can be found here: http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk/1866

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at mtb@sramcc.com.

 

10th September: SRAMCC Time Trial

Time trial on course P521c round the Woodford valley.

If you want to take part, then keep the 10th of September free. Sign on will be at The Bridge Inn car park at 08:30, rider briefing at 08:45 and the first rider off at 09:00. As with rides organised by the Salisbury Tri Club, we will be arranging for the pub to open at 10:00.

 

Isle of Wight – 4 June 2017

Round the island, with the option of riding to and from Southampton for those who wish.

An early start of 06:30 from 5 Rivers for those wishing to cycle to the ferry terminal in Southampton, or meet us for the 09:00 ferry at the Red Funnel ferry terminal. The crossing takes about 60 minutes.

The ride profile makes for a very easy ride to Southampton! Strava link here of the route.

Once we get to the island, we will go either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on the prevailing wind direction.

The total distance round the island is 106km, following the marked route. The profile is pretty much the same, no matter which way round you ride!

Lunch (most important) will be at the White Horse Inn as this is about half way round the route so works for either direction.

As a guide, last year we caught the 17:30 ferry back from East Cowes to Southampton. Once back in Southampton then you can either cycle back from Southampton to Salisbury, or if you didn’t drive down try and grab a lift back from someone who did 🙂