XC Ride Away – March 11th

XC Ride Away - Exmoor.

A few of you will have ridden most of this loop last summer.

We're going to "The bit behind Dunster and Minehead." It's a nice little corner of Exmoor this, without driving too far or getting too remote and bleak. There's a high density of trails, and they're all very rideable at this time of year. It's a bit like an even more compact Quantocks but with steeper sides. Loose and rocky in places. Great views, too. NB - There are some really steep bits. Downs and ups. Some pushing and/or walking will be required.

Bring enough food and drink for a 4 hour ride, and enough spares and tools to get you by in the event of mechanicals. Dunster is a massive tourist trap with a bazillion pubs, cafés and fudge shops should we feel the need for a food-stop before the drive home.

Leave Cheese & Grain car park 0800 Sunday morning, arriving in Dunster 0930. (A361 to Glastonbury, then A39 thru Bridgwater following signs for Minehead. At traffic lights on A39 before you get to Minehead, turn left onto A396 and drive thru Dunster. At edge of village, turn left at Foresters Arms pub down Park Street and land in the little pay-and-display carpark at the end. For those lazy and dimwitted enough to own and use a satnav, the postcode you need is TA24 6SR).

And before anyone asks what tyres they should use.....

!!!!!!!!!! ROUND ONES !!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Paul Gunstone

    Sorry Chas, I can’t make this one, good lady wife’s birthday.

    It’s a great ride if it’s the one we did last summer – might be worth posting the benefit of car sharing with such a small car park though!

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