Sunday the 22nd March was a busy one for the club with many of our members at Calshot or out and about racing! However, a few Slipstreamers took advantage of the bright and dry sunny morning, and ventured out to Swinley Forest for the monthly family social mountain bike ride.
John Gunn, our inspiring Vice Chairman and passionate mountain biker, reports:
What did “Lookout” regular Finnlay Weeks think?
“On Sunday we went for one of our mountain bike rides at Swinley. Swinley has several trails so you can start on the green one for fun and then push yourself on the red ones. My favourite part is always whizzing downhill, although now I have learnt to use my gears properly, I find it a lot easier getting up the steep hills. At one point we all stopped for a break and ran up a mountain of bark, which was fun, especially when we slid down.
At the end of the ride I deserved my usual Mars bar. I’m looking forward to the next ride. Maybe we could do Yogurt Pots in the Surrey Hills as its great fun there too. The good thing about cycling is that road and mountain biking are so different but I enjoy them both.”
Thank you John and Finn – click here to read what sisters Alice & Grace thought about the ride…
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If you would like to join the mountain bikers, whatever your level of experience, do check out the Calendar for future dates and location details, or talk to a volunteer at the clubhouse.