- Penwood, Wash Water , Newbury
We are contemplating moving to Wash Water, Newbury , I know the off road routes out towards Beacon Hill and Kingsclere the other way, is there any single track nearby (with the exception of the route around Greenham Common?) and has anyone ridden Pen Wood?
Thank youPosted 4 months ago
Yes, I’m local.
There is absolutely tons there.
You’ve got ;
– Newtown Common
– Burghclere Common
– Snelsmoor Common
– Hermitage Woods
– Curridge Woods
– Ash hamsptead Common
– The Ridgeway
In fact there is hundreds of miles of trails and singletrack that join up with minimal road to connect them from your doorstep. Spoiled for choice!
Local riding club ‘Buckled Wheel’ is a good bunch, and also the Banjo Cycles group rides are good fun. It’s best to join them for a few rides to discover the hidden bits. I still can’t find some of it by myself.
It’s not epic singletrack as elevation is limited, but much of it is on par or better than Swinley.Posted 4 months ago
I’m local and generally ride
Combe & the Wayfarers
I do a bit around Buckleberry once in a while but tbh don’t know that much of it. There’s also a Ridgeway ride I do from Lambourn up to Uffington and loops round.
There’s loads over Combe gibbet too which makes for some good long loops, 30-40milers pretty much all xc.
Wouldn’t mind tagging along to find more.Posted 4 months ago
I can help lots from Bucklebery over to Hampstead Norrys, Yattendon, Frilsham, Marlston, down Beedon way and then on the opposite side over by Goring, Checkendon, Wallingford etc if people want.
Greenham i only know the woods off the common so would like to know more over that way.
Distance wise i can put plenty of miles together, with cake/pub stops and plenty of woodsy trails too 🙂Posted 4 months agobrassneckSubscriber
Something localish – Gorrick Hot this weekend from my village (Vernham Dean, a little south of Combe) if you want a taste of Collingbourne Woods – few bits they don’t go to that may or not have been logged out of existence, need to go check myself last time I went it was a quagmire but it always is over winter – spring is its best time.Posted 4 months ago
Everyone welcome. Mrs Weeksy out on beer Fri night, so if everyone fancies it, meet at car park of Compton Swan at 11:30am this Sat. How does that work for people?
Parking there will be fine and we can stop after ride for a beer if people want. Pace will be, whatever pace everyone wants, no egos here, just trails and fun.Posted 4 months ago
It’s looking like won’t be able to make this Saturday as I’m going to be shorter on time than expected due to a few things to organise. If I can get sorted and be over in Compton for 11:30 I’ll see you guys there. Any idea what time we could expect to be back, anytime between 3-5pm at a guess?Posted 4 months ago
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