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    Sunday 12th April MTB Ride

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    Sunday 12th April MTB Ride

    Post  Mark on Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:56 am

    As it's Easter Sunday we are doing something a bit different to the
    norm for once and starting Sunday’s ride in Farley Heath. The ride
    will go up Winterfold Heath, Pitch Hill, Peaslake, Holmbury Hill,
    Leith Hill and back.

    Meet at Farley Heath Car Park, Farley Heath Road; Driving south from
    Brook, go through Farley Green (GU5 9EW) leaving the common to your
    left. You will find the car park about 1 km outside of Farley Green on
    Farley Heath Rd to your right.

    Here is my mobile if you have trouble finding it. 07770 347 765.
    let’s hope the rain will have stopped by then!

    Date: 12th April 2009
    Timing: Meet 0845 for 0900 departure
    Duration: Long – approx. 4 hours
    Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult: a number of good climbs
    Tea Stop: Easter eggs in Peaslake
    Average Speed/Pace Style: Moderate/fast
    Distance: Approx 25 miles
    Route: mostly bridleways
    Ride Organiser: Heinz Holsten

    VCGH MTB KEYS

    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.

    DURATION KEY:

    Short - Up to 2 hours

    Medium - 2-3 hours

    Long - 3-4 hours

    Mini-epic - 4-5 hours

    Epic - 5+ hours

    DIFFICULTY KEY

    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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