As a prelude to Valentine’s day, show your love for your mountain bike by joining John Crocker for a novice friendly ride. We will start at Coate Water, ride up to Barbury, down Smeathe’s ridge and back to Coate along the old railway track. If the group decide, we can have a coffee break at the farm shop in Chiseldon. This ride is about 17 miles in length.
Although mostly off-road, we should avoid the mud but as always at this time of year, the ground will be wet. The usual novice friendly attributes will apply: slower riders dictate the pace, and it is perfectly OK to get off and push!