Rivington – 14/07/12

Date: Saturday 14/7/2012. 

Meet: At 10am at Brinscall Swimming Baths Car Park (signposted off the road through Brinscall). Park in the restricted area available behind the Swimming Baths or in the adjacent residential street.

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Route: Assessed  on 5/7/2012 when condition was ‘acceptable’ BUT this route is mainly on unsurfaced tracks some of which can become slick and muddy in wet weather.
The ride can be split depending upon riders abilities….

There is a novice route along the Goit (man made river) with a cafe stop at the picturesque White Coppice Cricket Ground cafe. Total return distance about 8km.

The more demanding intermediate route –more demanding than our normal Saturday rides -is a gentle introduction to off road Mountain Biking. Whilst rideable on  hybrid bikes, given our recent Summer weather, it is an easier ride on a mountain bike. This route is approx 15+Kms long with a time estimated of 2.5-3 hours. There are a few steep short climbs, some isolated rough patches but generally the tracks are through pleasant countryside, are well used and interesting!  They are rideable if a little stretching for the regular junior RVJ members (and some of the older members too!)
Where necessary quiet roads are used to connect the more extensive off road sections.

Resources:

Please bring a spare inner tube, suitable clothing for the weather and a little cash if you want to visit the cafe-No club subscriptions as we are away from school.
 We will need 2 coaches (pls contact me to confirm you are able to come)+parent/volunteers for intermediate route road sections.

Look forward to seeing you.