Long Mynd Sat 6 Dec

What a fantastic day! Clear blue skies, great tracks, good company, pub lunch, brilliant views and delicious cake. Rob Petit, Andy Beswick, Eleanor Underhill, Gareth Thomas, his friend Nick and me covered about 25 miles including the ascent of the Mynd 3 times.

We took the road the 2 miles to All Stretton where we headed for the hill, on road, track then challenging singletrack. Height was soon gained as we continued along some wide grass bridleways to pick up the ridge and it’s trig point at the top. We headed down the famous Milton Batch where we soon picked up speed on its twisting rollercoaster of singletrack. As Andy pointed out, you can soon lose that speed – especially if you stop yourself by engaging a rock with your knee – ouch! Still, Andy’s not the complaining type and we were soon on our way again with a lighter first aid kit.

Back up onto the ridge past the glider club where they too were making the most of such a good day, then down some fairly hairy singletrack and a few miles of road to a very nice, quick lunch at the pub in Bridges. Back over the ridge once more for some long grassy descents to All Stretton then along the road to tea and cakes. The tea shop does B&B too, so we might go back for a weekend as there is loads more to do in this area and we all loved it….watch this blog. Thanks to Andy for the use of the van to carry the bikes – especially once they were covered in mud – and Gareth for his route research.

Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

May
18
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 18 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
21
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 21 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
May
25
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 25 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
28
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 28 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

Club Meeting Times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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