On the first day we start with Leith Hill, famously known for the 2012 Olympic road race route and now home to Ride London, we shall be staying off the roads and instead enjoying the miles of singletrack that carve their way through the dense forest of the Surrey Hills. British Cycling coaches will work with you on your bike handling skills and techniques like;
- front wheel lifts,
- drop offs
- pumping for speed and keeping your flow on the trails
- bunny hops.
Then relax and unwind those tired muscles during a Pilates class designed specifically for cyclists. Before heading to the pub for a well-earned drink, stone baked pizza and chance to chat about your big adventure.
Day 2 is action packed as you explore the Surrey Hills with an experienced local guide. Expect more flowing wooded singletrack, beautiful views and the chance to try a famous cheese straw from Peaslake Village Shop!
To enjoy this weekend you will be at least an intermediate mountain biker who is looking to progress your riding, experience a new type of terrain and explore trails in remote areas. You will be confident with core mountain bike handling skills and proficient with operating your bike on different terrains and at trail centres on ‘Red’ graded routes.
The variety of trails we will be riding on this weekend will include features such as roots, rollable drop-offs and loose rocks of varying sizes. You must have your own suitable mountain bike or be hiring one (hybrid and budget bikes are not suitable for this weekend schedule of riding).
The rides do contain a number of moderately steep long climbs that will be technical in places. Your personal fitness should be at a level where you feel comfortable in the saddle for at least 3-5 hours per day at a social and comfortable pace. You must be over 16 years-old to participate on this trip.