Jon Cooke has kindly agreed to step in and lead this ride, since Terry Holmes (who was originally going to lead) is still recovering from a bug. Full details from Jon below:
“I am going to lead an off road ride out to Watt’s Gallery. It’s an epic ride albeit cut short and amended due to trail closures. The route is about 40 miles and is suitable for CX and MTB bikes. All are welcome and the pace will be adjusted to the needs of the group.
The cafe is in a posh bit of Surrey and is pricey so I’d bring a card or cash for the break. I can also add in another short stop at the Canal Centre cafe if needed/wanted.
The start is from Sandhurst Memorial car park (free parking) at 9:30am. I can pick others up at Fleet Pond if needed. Let me know if you are starting there so I know to look for you. On the return we don’t come back to Fleet Pond so there will be a few road miles to get you back into Farnborough.
Here’s the route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/735784
Overall I’d say that we expect to be out for most of the day with just over four hours of riding. Add in an hour or so for cafe stops and mechanicals and you’ll be home around 3pm. For those pushed for time there is a shorter route that picks up the River Blackwater just outside Aldershot so you can cut back at Farnham and follow the river home. Some local knowledge of the river and canal would be good if you wanted to do this.
Do say if you intend to ride or not please.”
So if you plan to come, we’d appreciate it if club members could post in the Social Rides forum in the thread on the subject. Non-members can either post on the club Facebook post or via email to the off-road secretary.