I was up there on saturday, very quiet, I tend to use it to drop into westcott from box hill and tadworth, must explore, stunning views from white downs, leith was quiet too, found a few (new-ish) to me dh runs in dukes warren, and summer lightning is more fun than normal.Posted 4 years ago
…first decent ride up there (apart from TrailQuest event last year). Followed the route from WMB a few months ago but started in Abinger Hammer. The climb up from Park Farm was a lot better than expected (and easier than the Shere routes!). Little detour to Abba Zamma and BT (3x for the 1H to the lane). Are AZ and BT the same route? Lots of fun but wish they were much longer. As I was in my own, I wimped the steep roll in start with the loop around the tree – that’s for next time! I got the feeling that there must be lots of fun hidden stuff all around there. But didn’t have time to explore fully today. The ride along the top to the Stables is a bit disappointing IMOmbut the straight descent to Shere was fast and fun, especially the roots half way down – I was not expecting them so took them a lot faster than intended!!
Apart from the fact that it seemed wetter than the rest of SH, I am glad to have found a new area to explore!
For the Ranmore regulars – is the riding on the Tanners Hatch side fun? Is the bottom of AZ after you crossed WHL harder than the top section?Posted 4 years ago
Cheers Tony (and all), not sure I can get over in time for muddymoles, but I will check it out. That would be fun.
Despite the damp patches on the top, I enjoyed it up there. Took a few attempts to find start of AZ/BT and first time, I missed the steeper start completely. From YTube bits I thought that came mid way down, so that there is no option but to ride it – like the bottom U-drop. Silly not to have done it on the repeats because not tricky really and no worse than bottom bit. I guess there is just the fact that you have a moment to think about it. Next time!! I think all the YT stuff of gap jumps and steep routes had made me a little cautious first time out.
I missed the “wall-of-death” somewhere near the stable? Apparently, there are two (cement circles) up there but I missed them both.Posted 4 years agoRockape63Member
WTF is AZ/BT & WHL ?
Ranmore is my manor and I’ve run/Mtb ‘d this area sine the 70’s. it’s been too muddy for the past year mostly but now it’s drying out nicely, great riding. Nothing like the ‘Hills’ but great views and varied routes across to boxhill, Mickleham, Norbury etc.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry – Abba Zamma and Blind Terror and WHL should have been WDL as in White Down Lane. I only rode the sections above White Down Lane today but i have heard that the second section is trickier – is that true? I enjoyed the top section but didnt fancy climbing all the way back up WDL (!) three times. 😉
Rockape – do you recommend exploring the N side?Posted 4 years ago
Cheers Jambalaya – hope you are back on the wheels soon! The YT videos of Ranmore (jumps, steep stuff etc) put me off in the past. But was fun today. You can imagine what I was thinking at the very top of the AZ drop in!! (if that is indeed AZ?)
is that the first video clip? doesnt look that big, even for a mincer like me!?!Posted 4 years agoRockape63Member
Rockape – do you recommend exploring the N side?
Yeah,its nothing like the steep stuff around White Down, which is the only scary stuff this side of the ‘Hills’. As mentioned loads of routes some of which are best done at night (due to them being footpaths)but lots to look at across to denbies, boxhill, back across to Norbury then Polesden and back up to the top of Ranmore. You could do that circuit 20 times and always take in new routes which is the other great thing about it.Posted 4 years ago
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