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Forest Cycling

13th January 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The next forest bike ride will be from Ladycross quarry, Slaley forest (take B6306 south of Hexham, go past Traveller’s Rest pub, then turn R to Ladycross; continue for 2 miles and park near the quarry entrance)

It is suitable for riders who have taken part in the Monday evening coached sessions over the summer i.e. children should be able (and be suitably dressed) to cope with at least one hour of cycling on a mixture of forest roads, tracks and similar terrain … with maybe a little parental help along the way.

If there is enough interest, I would like to test out a potential duathlon route during the ride: please remember to bring shoes suitable for running if you’d like to take part in that.
I know that several children were very cold during one of the rides last winter and some didn’t enjoy the ride. We have  usually been very lucky to avoid a combination of cold weather and strong winds at the same time … but cannot rely on that!
The weather forecast is quite good for this weekend but to reduce the risk of children getting cold (and miserable) we plan to have:
1. A more thorough clothing check before we start riding.
2. Regroup after 10-15 mins with a check of riders’ condition and how well they are dealing with the terrain. If appropriate, we will split into two groups at that point. This requires someone else to lead one group … I’ll bring an extra map.

Bikes: mountain bike, cyclo-cross or hybrid (NOT suitable for road bikes/tyres)
Correctly fitting helmets and suitable clothing to be worn
Children to be accompanied either by a parent or by another nominated adult.

Next dates:
SUNDAY 13th January in Slaley Forest (car park by Ladycross Quarry)
Saturday or Sunday 23rd/24th  February

Saturday or Sunday 23rd/24th  March

Meeting at 1:30pm for a prompt 1:45pm start. Plan to end at about 3 to 3:30pm.

Please let me know if you plan to come or if you need more information.

(It is a good drive out there for most so useful to know if we need to wait for anyone!)


13th January 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


One Life Racing
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Slaley Forrest