Ride Report 29/01/2012

Ride Report 29/01/2012

At the Fountain on Sunday the women out numbered men with the 3 WAG
regulars and 2 new lady members on the MTB ride. John lead the MTB
riders Antony and Steve (not on x bike as the “all fire roads” promise
was not out to be broken), and new members Kim, Mark and friend Jane
(all canicrossers). Riding and running with dogs must provide good
training as the 3 new riders easily coped with increasingly technical
and horrendously muddy single track. 16 hard technical miles were
covered… with the recurring refrain “in summer this is really

Ride Reports 22/01/12

Ride Reports 22/01/12

Long Ride

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!!

Antony Pollard

Short 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.

Steve Ardern

Ride Report 15/01/12

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…


Martin Green

Ride Report 08/01/12

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.

Paul Jones

Mountain Mayhem Team

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.

Update 08/02/2011:

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.