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  • aleigh
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    Are there any groups in the Quantocks area willing to show me around sometime? I live in the Wiltshire area so am not too far away and I’m looking to go in March.

    Thank you 😀

    sharki
    Member

    Myself, knottie and dibbs, are the usual local guides.

    I’m always happy to show peeps around and i think the others enjoy it too.

    Set a date, bring friends, cake, etc.

    I’m free on the 7th/8th and the 28th/29th, if you choose either of those weekends. mail at, mtbsharki at yahoo dot co dot uk

    IHN
    Member

    Depending on the date, I’ll come too. I **** love the ‘Tocks. We might even be able to sort out a Cotswold Massiv away-day.

    snaps
    Member

    I’ve been up there every other weekend since xmas & we’ve got more trips planned in March if you want to join us – usually 10.30 start from CPG or Dead womans ditch.

    aleigh
    Member

    Thanks sharki.

    I’ve just realised I’m away the weekend of the 7th anyway and my next free weekend without the girls is the 21st – how are you fixed for the 4th/5th April? 😀

    IHN
    Member

    Ali – if you want to do the 21st, that might work well. I know it well enough to lead a ride.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Ooooh, sounds as though this could be a Southern Shandy Drinkers meet, if I’m invited that is!!

    Provided I’m riding and haven’t had an arm amputation, would love to come but can’t do the 4th/5th April.

    Am keen to have another wuss attempt at The Chimney, last time my rear wheel jumped out of the drop-out 🙁

    sharki
    Member

    I can change things so i’m free on the 21st, that way IHN might see some new stuff.

    If not the first weekend in April is fine, and if you’re lucky i may organise an easter egg hunt/ride.

    CG, fine with me if the others don’t mind.

    aleigh
    Member

    IHN – 21st March? If so, yeah that would be superb 😆

    IHN
    Member

    Right, 21st March it is, cheers Sharki. Can you drop me a mail with some contact details?

    I’ll organise the troops.

    Premier Icon JAG
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    Can I join in too?

    IHN
    Member

    If you like. Drop me a mail, I’ll keep you in the loop.

    Just be cautious if Sharki says ” I’ll just take you down this interesting trail”

    I really enjoyed riding in the quantocks – very intensive tho

    Dibbs
    Member

    I drove up to the top to have a look around this morning, and there’s still a fair bit of snow about. eg you can’t get into Lydeard Hill car Park.
    I’m working on the 21st 😥

    aleigh
    Member

    I’m hoping the weather will get back to normal by March!

    bunnerscj
    Member

    Rode there last weekend – well actually pushed there cause of the snow. Great snowball fights though but with 2ft of snow, no riding. Shame cause we booked months ago and thought it might be possible.
    YOU JUST CANT RIDE IN THAT !!
    Looking to go back in the summer though :o)

    Premier Icon Del
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    Sharki earlier:

    me? on the quantocks? etc.

    aleigh
    Member

    A lot can happen in over a month and I for one am very optimistic!

    dropoff
    Member

    Can me and mrs dropoff tag along on this one too ?

    aleigh
    Member

    of course – the more the merrier 🙂

    MrNutt
    Member

    there’s a post I need to lean my bike against!

    aleigh
    Member

    Will you bring the lurvely MrsNutt?

    *waves to MrsNutt*

    knottie8
    Member

    can I come ?

    aleigh
    Member

    i thought you were anyway seeing as you were name dropped as a local guide?! 😉

    knottie8
    Member

    of course I’ll be there , I was just attention seeking thats all.
    http://www.paul-knott.fotopic.net/c1650243.html%5D
    cant wait…………

    darn linky thing wont work.

    aleigh
    Member

    silly me – now why didn’t i realise that 😆

    RichPenny
    Member

    I’d be up for this too. Only been to the quantocks twice but enjoyed it immensely. Managed to climb weacombe before being educated, so some guiding would be good.

    Can bring cake 🙂

    aleigh
    Member

    nice pic knottie

    RP – yep, come along 😀

    knottie8
    Member

    we just need to book the sunshine .

    aleigh
    Member

    It’ll be fine 🙂

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    The Quantocks are rubbish – not worth the petrol 😉

    knottie8
    Member

    thats just a rumour to keep the riff raff away…group rides bearing cake are always welcome down here.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Can’t believe Stella’s closed down, such a loss to mountain bikers. Was made to feel so welcome and proper size portions of cake too!

    I really do hope I can make this ride.

    scraprider
    Member

    do you mind if my self and mrs scraprider join in ,

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    scraprider – you might need to start a “what bike for the Quantocks” thread. They might not want any old tat around!!

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Oh, okay if you all insist on coming down to this mis 🙄 able part of the world I’d love to join you

    scraprider
    Member

    no worrys cinnamon_girl got this now
    IMG_0020

    sharki
    Member

    Oh cool just a small group ride then…

    *goes off to get fit, and learn how to ride again*

    Must look like i know what i’m doing…..

    Oh and Del, cheers!

    Knottie can you choose bigger trees to hide behind this time?

    aleigh YGM.

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Would love to go to the Quantocks (never been!), but what chance of doing this on the 28th/29th?

    I can’t do 21st/22nd March (mates’s stag do), or the 4th/5th April (same mate’s wedding).

    sharki
    Member

    mboy, the tox aren’t going anywhere…….

    How this group ride will look from the air.

    I hope your trails dry out in time for this, cos if they don’t, there won’t be much left of them after 😉

    IHN
    Member

    *goes off to get fit, and learn how to ride again*

    I shouldn’t worry about that, I don’t.

    Mboy – sorry fella, I think that now we have a date and a fair few people signed up we need to stick with it. I’m always up for trips down there though so we can arrange another time.

    Premier Icon Del
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    Mboy – i’m sure any of the aforementioned Q’s natives will help you out, but beware, best you go out with knottie….

    aleigh
    Member

    sharki – i’ll have to read my email when i get home because i’m not allowed to access hotmail at work

    Nicknoxx
    Member

    Can complete strangers join in too?
    I’m an old fart (48) but can do Cwm carn in about an hour and a half, would I be fit enough?

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