Thanks for joining us for a great first week of term. We went big this weekend with our first free trip for XC and some monster road rides to accompany it. Roadies and XC all headed to the Forest of Dean for some epic riding on all parts.
The post-trip summary, now in Limerick form:
A hardy eighteen rode the Forest of Dean,
Bright sun fell on moss and all were keen,
Big climbs, our legs weathered,
Over drops, our brakes feathered,
The fun we all had was obscene.
Here's what's coming up in the next month for the knobby tyre types:
11th October: Seven of our riders take part in the Oktoberfest XC endurance race over at Ashton Court. Go ride across the bridge and heckle them, especially if you're already going that way for the hillclimb. The 8hr racers go off at 9am, and all of our riders will be on circuit from 1pm till 5pm.
19th October: We're doing a day-trip to Afan, one of the best trail centres in the UK. More details below.
2nd November: It's our once-a-term uplift trip to BikePark Wales. (An uplift is when you have a van take you up to the top of the hill all day.) This will be nicely subsidised by the club so that you get a day of uplift that's friendly on student budgets.
Want to see more stuff we're doing? Cruise on over to our events calendar.