Ride report: Forest of Dean (DiRT club) 7th Nov 2010

Previous ride report from the Forest of Dean in September 2010 (novice friendly).

This event was organised by DiRT CC club (DiRT CC Website, Facebook group). They’re a group of mountain bikers from Gloucestershire.

They’ve got a similar attitude to MBSwindon; keen to enjoy riding rather than a bunch of bike bores or fitness nuts.

We did a few runs down the main Corkscrew downhill near the Pedalabikeaway trail centre. There is an uplift available (Flyupdownhill) but we didn’t use that; we rode up the hill. The route was wet and slippery but still a lot of fun. Video from 2008 showing typical bits of the downhill.

Riding some roots in the Forest of Dean downhill area. Riding some roots in the Forest of Dean downhill area.
Riders milling about on a track. Bike riders on some slabs in the Forest of Dean.

We then did a bit of FODCA trail. This is having some work done to it by Rowan Sorrell (Back on track trail builders). We spotted a few new large berms and piles of rock.

After that we followed the 10 mile cross country race route. This is used in the annual RFDCC enduro.

We had some fun jumping out of one of the bomb holes.

Riding jumping out of bomb hole. Rider exiting bomb hole.
Riding jumping out of bombhole. Rider jumping out of bomb hole in Forest of Dean.
Rider jumping out of bomb hole in Forest of Dean. Rider going down a muddy ramp in Forest of Dean.

By 2pm we were back at the cafe stuffing our faces.

In the late afternoon I did a full lap of the 10 mile route with a friend and then finished off with the last bit of the FODCA trail.

Bing map of route including 10 mile enduro route.

Riders on track in Forest of Dean. Autumn view in the Forest of Dean.
Riding down a ramp in the Forest of Dean. Bike rider going down a ramp and stuff.
Autumnal view of 3 riders on a track in the Forest of Dean.

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  1. Great ride report Tom. Had a great day. Hope to come and enjoy the croft trail with the rest of DiRT CC in the new year. Bez

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