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Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  steve on 2008-12-21, 11:25

All,

We're planning on riding in Swinley Forest on Monday 29th, all welcome. Swinley has some great riding (MBUK voted it trail of the year in 2004) and is just over an hour's drive from MK.

Woody and I figured the Monday would be best, allowing us to get a last ride of the year at Aspley the day before. Looks like Si's in as well.

So, the plan is: Meet at the lookout, Swinley Forest at 09.45 on Monday 29th, See: http://www.gorrick.com/swinley/ for directions and details. We plan to ride as long as there's light, but will be looping back regularly so come along for as long as you want. The cafe's due to be open and does decent hot and cold food.

You'll need a day permit - costs just 2 either on the morning or from the website.

Anyone else fancy it?

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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  speedy_daz on 2008-12-21, 11:56

I will be at work
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  Si on 2008-12-22, 04:54

Sounds good, I can do that day!

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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  woody1200 on 2008-12-23, 09:45

Hello all
this is for you ho hase not got to the look out in Surry
there are some nice trail that i know .we will do Crowthore wood, the rollacoster,tank trail,the wall
and we will try to finish on the Labyrinth.
Swinley Forest is an area of Windsor Forest, owned and managed by The Crown Estate, comprising of 2600 acres of mainly Scots Pine woodland. It is located between Bracknell and Bagshot to the west of the A322. Cycling is permitted on hard tracks and within a specific expert mountain bike area. The wide variety of trails is suitable for everyone from families to cross country ride.
The forest is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week with access available from a number of entrances. The car park at The look Out Discovery Centre is open in the summer from 8am to 8pm at which time the entrance barrier is raised but you can leave after this at any time. The Discovery Centre building including Day Permit purchase, toilets and cafe is open every day except Christmas and Boxing Day from 10am to 5pm. Wellington Trek Bike Hire is open at weekends from 10am to 5pm (last hire starts at 3pm) from end of February to end of October plus it is open during the week during school holidays
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  woody1200 on 2008-12-26, 13:21

i think Andy will be coming down as he left amesage on my phone. santa
i will see you all down there around 10ish
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  Si on 2008-12-29, 13:13

Awesome ride today folks!

Thanks to Woody for leading the ride, Swinley forest rocks! easily as good as Wales in parts, flowing bermy heaven, with some nice drops...

And we managed to tire woody out lol!

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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  phil on 2008-12-29, 14:01

gutted I missed it, I will go one day, glad you all had a good day. Smile
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  woody1200 on 2008-12-30, 10:05

i have to take more food with me as i was knackerd in the end
santa
but it was a very cold start as we head off for the first hour which end up being two but that is my time keeping for you.
as we went to Crowthorn woods on to the rollacoster down to the link trail and on to the tank . part to was to take us into the Pro export mountian bike trial for the wall and on to Labyrinth. and then back to the cafe for a nice cake and tea. we head off for part 3 this is the one that i felt at the end
we done swidley trail and on to the wall which by this time i had to walk up
the Labyrinth we done agian and then we done the link back to the look out
i am happy that all injoy it
i am think of an Ashridge ride in the new year
happy new year to one and all and keep riding Twisted Evil
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  speedy_daz on 2008-12-30, 10:40

Ashridge sounds good, shouldn't be too muddy either as the mud will be frozen.
I nice and close for me as well
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  steve on 2008-12-30, 14:09

Nice one Woody - a great day; thanks for acting as guide.

Ashridge sounds good too, perhaps on a Saturday?

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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  woody1200 on 2008-12-30, 15:19

That is what i was thinking drunken
if we start at the grayhound in Wigginton we could end up there for a pint
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  MIKE on 2008-12-31, 11:36

Cheers Woody great ride

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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  speedy_daz on 2009-01-01, 06:27

woody1200 wrote:That is what i was thinking drunken
if we start at the grayhound in Wigginton we could end up there for a pint

How about meeting at the monument? most people know where that is, easier to get to for people coming from MK too.

10 am at the monument on Saturday ?
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Re: Swinley Forest ride Monday 29th December

Post  woody1200 on 2009-01-02, 07:20

ok i that is a not bad place to start Laughing
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