Richard Ford is leading a novice-friendly ride from Barbury Castle.
Starting at Barbury the ride will head along the Ridgeway to Rockley, taking in a couple of nice bits of singletrack and some optional drops along the way. From Rockley we will head to Ogbourne St Andrew and then St George. Finally we will tackle the ascent of Smeathes ridge.
There are some hills on the ride, but we will wait (and give you a chance to get your breath back). The pace will be steady.
This is one of the club’s classic local routes. If you’re thinking of going on your first club ride, then this is a great place to start.