As advertised the Club XC ride away for May is at Ashton Court in Bristol on Sunday May the 9th
Timberland Trail - Ashton Court
Overall grade Blue - due to the lack of climbing - but the tech sections are more like Red
Distance approx 8 miles per lap dependant on the route choices we make
Time 45 mins - 75 mins per lap
Climb - Very Little
Most of the trail has been hand built by http://www.bristolmountainbikeclub.co.uk with materials donated from the quarry next to the site. It is used as the Bristol Bikefest course and it's fairly flat with some fast and furious singletrack and a lot of rocks and roots. Some log drops and steps, grit berms plus a little bit of technical climbing (especially if it is wet).
The surfaces vary widely from rock,mud,grass,grit,roots, wet leaves and is suitable for better quality mountain bikes - full suss or hardtail.
Tyres - If it's dry, summer semi slicks are ideal, if it's wet though bring mud tyres !. whatever you run pinch flats are a very real possibility - so be prepared.
There is a basic Cafe on site for Bacon Butties and tea but parking can get a bit hectic at the weekends so would advise we get there earlyish.
Meet at the Cheese and Grain 8.00 for 8.15 departure.