Swinley Forest Ride 23rd January

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Swinley Forest Ride 23rd January

Post by IanTaylor » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:47 am

The next ride is from Swinley Forest w3w///steps.retail.fuzzy https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/lei ... ery-centre

The latest Covid guidance from Cycling UK says to use your common sense and take more care. Whilst maximum group sizes are no longer recommended it seems sensible to stick with their original guidance. Usual protocols apply:

If you have tested positive or are exhibiting symptoms of Covid, or feel unwell, you must not attend the ride.

Individual ride groups will be limited to 15.

PLEASE POST IF YOU ARE COMING and indicate if you are a non-member. Would potential ride leaders also post so we have you in the overall number.

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You are advised to wear face masks/coverings in crowded settings and be mindful that coronavirus is still endemic in the population, that the possibility of transmission still exists and that the virus can be contracted regardless of vaccination status. To this end we would ask that you continue to adhere to our amended guidelines to ensure we stay Covid safe:

Note club rides are available for people who self-regulate, ride leaders will not be policing the following but if you consistently breach them you may be asked to leave the ride. They are there for your safety and the safety of others.

• 2m spacing at all times during rides, extending to 4m if riding in front or behind someone.
• Each rider must carry a spare tube in case of a puncture or suitable kit if riding tubeless.
• Each rider must have disposable gloves and a face covering in case of having to attend to falls. Carrying hand sanitiser is also strongly recommended.
• Follow the ride leaders directions in case of a puncture/fall to ensure the minimum number of people are involved.

Thanks and have a great ride

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Re: Swinley Forest Ride 23rd January

Post by PatrickS » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:26 pm

Yes please for medium group. Hopefully less mud, not so much grit.

Patrick

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Re: Swinley Forest Ride 23rd January

Post by PenHarrison » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:17 pm

Sadly unable to make this ride as my bike is out of action. My back-up bike, a CX, is not really up to the rigors of Swinley!

After riding Swinley last weekend, I was reminded that it is NOT suitable for beginners. A high level of bike fitness and technical skill is necessary to really make the most of the trails there, especially as many of them are slippery, rooty, badly eroded and cut up at this time of year.

It is possible to potter around gently, but even still, good fitness is needed due to the steep climbs and pedally bermy singletrack.

Do bear this is mind if you are thinking of going!

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Re: Swinley Forest Ride 23rd January

Post by IanTaylor » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:30 pm

Probably best if I don't mention my last visit :oops:

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