Issue 154 Away Day: Farmer Johns MTB Park

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Amanda, Benji and Mark go for a trip out to Farmer Johns bike park to see what’s there, what to wear, and which bike to take. Farmer Johns (yes, without…

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Amanda Wishart

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Amanda is our resident pedaller, who loves the climbs as much as the descents. No genre of biking is turned down, though she is happiest when at the top of a mountain with a wild descent ahead of her. If you ever want a chat about concussion recovery, dealing with a Womb of Doom or how best to fuel an endurance XC race, she's the one to email.

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  • Issue 154 Away Day: Farmer Johns MTB Park
  • rockhopper70
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    Interesting, this is sort of local(ish) to me and might be worth a trip with my son. Bit I’m more of a wheels on the ground rider so it might be a bit “sendy”.

    Also, and I may be mistaken, wasn’t there an issue with the access or route to this park getting a bit dangerous with the local scrotes targeting bikes going in?

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    £10 sounds like a bargain!

    It’s on the list of bike parks to go to with my Daughter.

    twistedpencil
    Full Member

    FJs is great for progression. It’s local(ish) to me and has a great variation of tracks. The more recent stuff is eye opening and I suspect way beyond my skills.  But it’s nutured my middle aged jump skills and I like the drops.

    The woods are really good for steeps and roots. I used to ride there a lot before heading to the mega. Warm sunny Friday nights with the place to my self, honestly some of my most cherished riding moments are nailing a new line in the woods just before heading of to crash down the hill to Allemont 😀.

    fossy
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    Local to me, and I’ve never been – way over my ability. It is, however, right on my training route as Cote Green Road is a killer of a climb on the road bikes.

    Not heard more about the ‘scrotes’ – it is actually a nice (posh) area, but there were reports of gangs with vans waiting for people to ride away from the ‘park’ and mugging folk. Not seen anything myself, but an old road bike isn’t a ‘target’.

    The farm is literally off a residential street near the top of the hill.

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