What's riding well in S. Hampshire/W. Sussex?
right now i’d stay off the SDW, away from claggy bridleways, and stick to the “sandy triangle” (hmmm) between petersfield, haslemere and midhurst. not a huge amount of height but some good little areas for mtb.. some cheeky. if no idea check along the shipright’s way including longmoor. today i checked around hangars and all i’ll say is.. yeah my KOMs are probably safe until next year 😯Posted 5 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
I’ve got a “selfish” day off on Monday as I’ve not managed my regular group ride/ any real riding for 2 months due to work and family stuff.
Plan A is to get out for a 30-40 mile outing on the mountain bike and be home for tea. Plan B is the road bike but think I’m a lot less keen on that unless trails are really poo.
Can anyone give me any pointers on where to avoid / where’s riding well at the minute so I don’t spend the entire day knee deep in filth?Posted 5 years agobikebouyMember
I did this last week.
Caught the train to Ford, rode up the Arun to Amberley Station, turned left to Bury and caught the SDW to QEP then rode down the lanes back to Havant Station and train home.
Conditions, well the Arun path was dry and sticky in places, the SDW in the exposed areas was dry with run off sticky bits, in the trees and wooded areas it was dry ‘ ish but the rutted areas were deep and sticky wet gloop, though these were few and far between.
Took 4.5 hours of a poodle, in no rush, just happy to be out.Posted 5 years agosmiffMember
haha superfli i thought i’ve seen bad. that recent? was on SDW a bit today, wasn’t anything like that bad east of QECP. i remember it getting much worse towards winchester though.. one more thing i like about the Guapo (not to bang on about it) as it has no brace at seatstay, so no mud issue there, and bb area doesn’t seem too bad. RS forks never have enough clearance though esp. when you stick a fender bender there. might be time for mud tyres…
that sort of mud is just no fun :/Posted 5 years agolucienMember
@ Plyphon, LW (Lordswood) good in the dry and grimsville in the wet – needs a bit of maintenance to get it back to where it once was 😥
Have you tried any thing north of LW (Hut Wood) there are a few trails or Stoke Park Wood (Bishopstoke) has some trails in it but not been that way for yearsPosted 5 years ago
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