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    Surrey Hills MTB Ride Sunday 2nd August (Godalming)


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    Join date : 2009-02-08
    Age : 45

    Surrey Hills MTB Ride Sunday 2nd August (Godalming)

    Post  Mark on Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:15 am

    Meet at 0845 for a 9am rideaway from Godalming Station. Uncertain of route at the moment because of the weather but either a ride up to the Devils Punch Bowl via Gibbet Hill (3.5-4hrs) or a blast around the well draining commons if heavy rain (3hrs).

    The Details:

    Meeting Place: Godalming railway station/Care for Health
    Timing: Meet 0845 for 0900 departure
    Duration: Medium or Long (2.5-4 hours)
    Difficulty: Blue to reddish
    Ascent: Plenty on the run up Gibbet Hill/Punch Bowl, not so much around the commons.
    Tea Stop: Yes, if we make the Punch Bowl or may be on the other ride, but either way bring enough food and drink for the ride and way home
    Average Speed/Pace Style: Brisk social pace if the group can manage
    Distance: Approx 20/27 miles
    Route: Gibbet Hill and Devils Punch Bowl or the Commons to the South East of Godalming
    Ride Organiser: Greg Driver –

    This is aimed at all levels of rider who ride fairly regularly and are not novice. Any questions drop me an email – or post on the forum.


    The keys below are relative to the types of ride that the club does and distances covered within the duration will be affected by the terrain, ascent, weather and ability of the group.

    Short - Up to 2 hours
    Medium - 2-3 hours
    Long - 3-4 hours
    Mini-epic - 4-5 hours
    Epic - 5+ hours

    -Green/Easy - Rides with very low risk, but may include short, more difficult sections. Shallow climbs and descents.
    -Blue/Moderate - Some loose surfaces, ruts, potholes and or tree roots. Shallow or moderate climbs, possibly including short sections of steeper climbs.
    -Red/Difficult - Unavoidable berms, boardwalks, large stones, moderate steps and drop offs. Cambers, water crossings and ''North Shore'' may be present. A wide range of steeper, tougher climbs and descents of a challenging nature.
    -Black/Severe - Unavoidable obstacles with large steps and drop-offs. There will be prolonged steep, loose and rocky surfaces. Some man made structures will be included. Can include exposed open hill sections. Any rideable or usable gradient, including steep loose, and rocky descents.

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