Due to the extremely windy conditions forecast for 10th August this ride has been postponed – date to follow.
An almost entirely flat* ride suitable for complete novices, lazy or hungover people, those who just want a short spin out and a bit of a chinwag, or members who’ve not been out in an age and worry that their fitness is not up to a longer ride. New members, and novice riders of any gender, would be especially welcome.
Kate D leads this ride, which starts at Barbury Castle. From here, we’ll head down Smeathe’s Ridge towards Ogbourne St George and take the bridleway towards Ogbourne St Andrew, where we’ll cross the road and head up to the old Chiseldon-Marlborough Railway line and ride to Chiseldon for a cup of tea at Three Trees café. Once we’ve refuelled, we’ll ride along the road a bit towards Draycot Foliat and take the ‘Old Ridgeway’ track back up to Barbury Castle.
This ride will be around 12-15 miles long and suitable for anyone with a pulse. And a bike.
Terrain – easy, grass tracks, country roads, disused railway line.
Bring anything you might need such as a spare tube, water, a coat if rainy, and a few pence for a cup of tea.
*apart from the push at the end back up onto the hill fort, which we’ll all support each other through
Meet at Barbury Castle Country Park Car Park at 10am.