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Off-Road Cycle & Pub Ride Henley :Level 3 Moderate

Hosted by the Consul of the Reading Cycling and Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 02 Aug 19:00 - 22:30

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Destination: Catherine Wheel Pub - Henley
Join us for a moderate off-road ride starting from Reading with a stop off at the pub before returning. Being a Level 3 off-road ride, we will be riding on wide tracks, bridleways, some single-tracks with occasional steep inclines or descents, sometimes rocky or slippery with roots. There will not be any significant drop-offs (none higher than hub height). (This corresponds broadly to the 'Blue' trail category in trail UK centres)

We will cycle for two to three hours, with about an hour at the pub and cover between 16 and 20 miles. This ride is suitable for people who have good level of confidence riding off-road together with basic off-road skills, are fairly fit through regular mountain biking, gym or other physical activity.

In winter the pub will be closer to Reading to make a shorter return, in the summer we will venture out to further country pubs.

The pace will be brisk/moderate and will ride either as a pack or faster riders waiting at intersections, with frequent opportunities to stop as required.

• What to bring
Better quality mountain bike in good working condition - bike check before the ride.
Helmet and appropriate clothing, including shoes, gloves, glasses and waterproofs
Good quality front and rear lights, fully charged, as it will be dark when we return
Water Bottle or Camelback as well as snacks (fruit, cereals, energy bars, electrolytes)
Advisable: spare inner tube, puncture repair kit, mobile phone.

• Important to know
You agree to abide by the group code of conduct, to wear the necessary safety equipment. You agree that you are responsible for your own safety and that of others.