I’ll be starting from the Royal William, Cranham this week. My new bike needs a run out and so do I. Who’s with me?
They tend to follow riders home from Leckhampton and then break in once they’ve gone out or gone to bed. If you’re biking up there be very careful to make sure you’re not followed home. The best way is go home without passing through the main car parks, and try to take off-road routes where you can (e.g. sandy lane and the various footpaths through town) if you can. Obviously this is more tricky if you’ve driven up there – in that case you’re better off not using a bike rack, and not putting obvious stickers on the car (MBUK, Dirt, Rockshox, etc). Maybe a bit of crazy-ivan avoidance tactics, or driving the long way around. All common sense really.
The cars to look out for at the moment are a green Subaru Legacy (emblazoned with big yellow 555 stickers) and a blue Vauxhall Vectra estate. They don’t always park in the car parks either – they’re often on Leckhampton road (or in one of the little side-roads) waiting for people to pass.
Apr 20 2009
I bet you thought you were quite good at this biking malarkey didn’t you? It turns out you were wrong. Here’s Danny MacAskill to prove it:
Absolutely incredible stuff.
Lets start at the Royal William, Cranham this week. There’s plenty of singletrack to play on around there.
Let us know if you’re coming along!
Here’s a visual treat to get you fired up for the next ride:
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We’ll be starting from The Royal William at Cranham this week (see Start Points for a map), at 6:15pm.
There’s lots of singletrack fun to be had in the woods around there, so lights are highly recommended.
Leave a comment if you’ll be joining us (or not). See you then!
Fort William in Scotland plays host to the UCI World Mountain Bike Championships this weekend. If (like me) you can’t make it up there, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s going to be on the telly! It’s on Sunday 9th September, 2:00pm – 4:00pm on BBC2.