Just to confirm that this is most definitely still going ahead. Aleigh and myself will be leading a posse of STW'ers around the singletrack of Swinley Forest on Saturday 10th January 2009. Meet at 10.00 am and ready to ride at 10.30 am.
For those who have never been here before, you'll be in for a real treat. Loads of singletrack and doesn't matter if the weather is unkind cos it all drains well and some of the trails are aggregated anyway.
Swinley Forest is located near Bracknell in Berkshire, if coming by car follow the brown tourist signs to The Look Out, on the B3430 which is just off the A322.
Nearest station is Martin's Heron, Bracknell, and it's just a short pedal away.
You will need to purchase a day permit, cost Â£2, but the good news is that you can buy this online and download the receipt (obviously bringing it with you). The money raised goes towards the cost of supplies and specialist equipment needed to maintain the trails. Link here
We will ride in the morning for a couple of hours, return to the Cafe where you can purchase reasonably priced hot and cold food/drinks then riding in the afternoon for those who want more entertainment!
Just to emphasise this is a chilled-out ride, easing gently into good habits to maintain those New Year resolutions We will be riding as one large group which will certainly be a challenge and a sense of humour is essential!
Please ensure you make yourselves known (I will be wearing a bright green STW jersey) cos discount vouchers will be handed out for a brilliant local bike shop - Mountain Trax in Wokingham are again very kindly supporting.
Polite request - those who know their way around Swinley and are prepared to be "strategically placed" within the group - could they please e-mail me. Thank you!
Look forward to meeting you all!