January XC Away-Day - Quantocks 'Plan B'.
Having test-ridden *most* of the proposed new Quantocks route on Saturday, I'm very glad I did.
Unfortunately it emerges that some of the newly-discovered trails which were spectacular in late August, are proper-shonky in January and are definitely best left for re-visit in the Summer.
So... there will still be SOME new trails to ride on Sunday, but not as many as I'd have originally hoped. Sorry about that.
You can still expect about 4 hours of fine riding, a lot of climbing, a lot of descending, some pushing, great scenery, some big views, a few stream crossings and some rockiness.
Meet at 8am in the Cheese & Grain car park. All being well, we’ll aim to start the ride from the lay-by on the A39 just outside Holford at 9.30am (grid ref: ST158408). There are no facilities or shops on the Quantocks so please bring enough food, drink and spares for about a 4 hour ride. Please also ensure your bike is in good working order and have plenty of meat on your brake pads. And/or bring spare pads.