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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.

Sunday 2 December Watlington

You are very welcome to join us and try out Summit MTB club on any rides announced here. Just drop us an email if you want to come. Our next ride is on Sunday 2nd December.

Meet between 9.00 - 9.30am here at the main CP in Watlington, located just off the high street (free parking).
From here, we head towards Watlington Hill, then swing west and take in part of the Ridgeway, before turning North, just before the M40 and take the climb towards Xmas Common, and then onto the exhilerating Wormsley descent. The tough climb upto Northend is next, before we then head through field and woodland to Pishill. Here we take the short road section, and then the steady climb to Russells Water. From here on its a mix of rolling terrain, taking us up to Park Corner, then a fun woodland descent towards the Ridgeway. Just before the Ridgeway, we turn west again and onto Cookley Green where we then link up with the last fun descent of the morning, Dame Alice!

We then re-join the Ridgeway for the final blast home, on what should be by then, very weary legs   

Speed is dependent on the conditions, although most of the route stays pretty rideable through-out the year, and should be round in 3 hours.

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