Ride Reports 22/01/12
5 out on the long(ish) ride, myself, John L, Simon Mac and the Streatham brothers, Jason and Jamie (nice to meet you guys!).
We headed out through Lydbrook then onto Goodrich, Llangarron, Little Dewchurch over the river to Fownhope, where Jason & Jamie continued on to Ross to get home in time for the footie. Three left, then up the nasty little climb through Capler Wood (had to be at least 25% in places).Over to Pontshill where we then headed upto Ruardean via the Deep Dean climb.
I left John & Simon at Ruardean to head home, they continued over to Lydbrook then back to Parkend. 53ish miles, very windy in places, one puncture and a few nasty little climbs. Good ride!!
Three road rides out today; I took the short ride with a coffee stop at Goodrich Castle on the way home, Emily Ravenhill took the ‘WAGs’, and Antony Pollard led the longer ride – last seen heading for Hereford. Windy day, but sunny and not too cold.
Ride Report 15/01/12
A gr8 turnout for today’s Club MTB ride which was a taster session of the 2012 Forest MTB Sportive a route devised by Dr John and Adam the web…..quite a possee of 16 riders assembled at the Fountain swelled by 4 out for Emily’s WAG’s ride. The group basically did 25 miles of the route..which we won’t advertise just yet so as not to spoil it for those who wish to ride it…May 20th is the date for your diaries….2 punctures a couple of off’s resulting in damage to Corporal Jone’s new Cube…and a big up to Steve Ardern for riding it on his Cyclo-Cross steed…”Fires Roads my A*se”..I believe was uttered..lol
On today’s ride we paused to drink in the wonderful views of the Wye Valley from St Briavels on John & Ad’s “Tour de Foret et Vallee Wye”…thanx Guys a gr8 day out topped off with a coffee at the Cona Cafe…
Ride Report 08/01/12 – Road Ride
Martin G, Alan J, Ant P, Simon Mac plus myself and several guest riders headed out from Parkend via Symonds Yat, Ross to Much Marcle where we had a coffee. At this point the group split with the quick boys going for a quick loop over to Malvern or somewhere. The rest enjoyed a route back via Dymock, Newent, Blaisdon and back to Parkend. Cracking days ride, 50+ miles by the end.
Provisional RDFCC Race Calendar 2012 open for comments
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Mountain Mayhem took place on 23rd-24th June 2012. RDFCC Report.
Mountain Mayhem Team 2012
RDFCC will be competing in this year’s Mountain Mayhem, possibly the world’s biggest MTB race and pretty local to us.
What is it?
Mayhem is a 24 hour MTB race, yep you race all day and night from 12pm on Saturday to 12pm Sunday. Riders either compete as Solo, Pairs, Teams of 4, 5 mixed or 10.
When it is?
22nd-24th June 2012, but we need to know your intentions to compete by the end of Feb.
Where is it?
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, near Malvern.
Why do it?
We have been offered a FREE team spot and it’s one of the biggest event on the MTB calendar, lots of fun, great atmosphere and a challenge.
Who is doing it?
That’s up to you, please register your interest, we may even put in 2 teams. You must be a Club member. You will need a mountain bike, lights and camping kit.
Wiggle have been announced as the main sponsor of the event and the event website has gone live: http://www.wigglemountainmayhem.com/
So far we have 7 keen riders, enough to put together a mixed team of 5, anyone else interested in participating please contact Adam Taylor asap or post your name below. Final decision on what team(s) to enter will be the weekend before entries open on the 29th Feb, team selection will be made closer to the event.
Beer Bimble Ride Report 02/01/12
Best turnout for some years for todays Beer Bimble…7 of us set out from Pedalaway at 10.30am..Adam the web, “H”, Josie, Mike Anstice, Devon Ant, Owain Dermody et Moi….we headed down to Parkend then to the pottery on Fetter before heading over to Sling via Clements End where Josie on the combination of Dunlop Notreads & Michelin Kojacs found the going a little tricky. A 2 mile road section to Stowe & beyond was followed by a descent to the 1st pub stop at the Boat,Redbrook/Penallt..once hydrated a fast spin along the Wye to Biblins b4 the tough climb to Shortstanding and a well earnt soup & roll stop at the New Inn…twas then back down to the Wye via Bicknor and along to Lydbrook for a final pint at the Royal Spring Inn after which a ride home in the dark..clocking up 35 miles