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    Sunday MTB ride 30th August


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    Join date : 2009-02-09
    Age : 59

    Re: Sunday MTB ride 30th August

    Post  Mike on Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:51 am

    Hope you can read this amongst the chaos that is the web site Mad

    Below is the proposed route, but I may try and vary it between now and then. If I do, the general type of riding and difficulty levels will remain the same

    Join us for a MTB ride around Tilford/Hankley on Sunday 30 August. Meet at Godalming train station at 8.45 for 9am start.

    General route is Lower Eashing, Shackleford Heath, Cutt Mill, Tilford, Millbridge, Hankley, Kettlebury Hill, Elstead Common, Ockley Common, Milford, Eashing and back.

    Approx 25 miles. approx 3 hours. Nothing technical, just a few steep climbs. No tea stop that I'm aware of.

    Bring a bike in good working order, a friendly attitude and a sense of humour.

    Date: 30 August 2009
    Timing: Meet 0845 for 0900 departure
    Duration: Medium approx. 3.0 hours
    Difficulty: Blue/Moderate, nothing major
    Tea Stop: Erm no.
    Average Speed/Pace Style: Moderate/Social
    Distance: 25 miles
    Route: mostly bridleways
    Ride leaders: Mike Farthing


    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

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