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We offer a wide variety of rides throughout the year with the length and pace adjusted to take account of the seasonal changes to the trails. Our regular monthly Open Rides take place on the dates below, with details of location and leader posted separately on the website home page as we go through the year. Monthly Open Rides give members a fixed calendar of rides for 2015 in addition to the rides posted in the Local and Away Rides sections of the Forum and on our Facebook page. They are the only rides open to prospective members to come and try out the club before joining. All dates are Sundays unless otherwise stated:

26th April

17th May

28th June led by Gary Collet

16th August

20th September led by David Wale

18th October

15th November led by Simon North

Saturday, 19th December led by the new captain

Members Rides: individual members post their favourite rides on Facebook and the Forum for Summit members to join and ride. The majority are based in the Chilterns and are held on either Saturday or Sunday morning, typically between 2 and 3 hours depending on the season and are normally at a moderate pace, with plenty of regrouping. Additionally, there are usually one or two night rides each week from fixed locations in Seer Green and Downley. Members also organise away rides at locations such as Swinley Forest, the North Downs and occasionally south or north Wales trail centres plusclassic ride locations such as the Quantocks.

Social Rides: new this year are monthly social rides on Saturday mornings to coincide with our Go Ride children's sessions. We meet at 10.00 at Lotts Wood, near Hyde Heath and ride at a steady pace into Amersham for a coffee, before riding back to the start for 12.00 midday.

Club ride defies mud and rain!

Following a day of Spring-like sunshine, the constant drizzle and Chiltern mud had transformed February's club ride route into a scene more reminiscent of the Somme battlefield! Not to be detered however, 10 riders braved the conditions, battling rain, wind, thick mud and the odd mechanical. At the top of Kingston Hill, the group decided that the Ridgeway would be a real mudathon, and a swift route change was made. Although hitting the Ridgeway briefly, it was enough to make everyone agree the right choice had been made. The real test of the morning came at the foot of the climb to Spriggs Alley. In the dry its no breeze, and in terrible conditions everyone gave it there best shot, Mike Smith just about reaching the top with out dabbing! As ever, spirits remained high, maybe fueled by the prospect of a warm cuppa and the mandatory Sunday roast!

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