A few good runs

A nice video compilation of some of the best club rides..

Daisybank dig weekender 2012

Big thanks to all who turned up to repair Daisybank dirt jumps this weekend. It was an epic couple of days of dirt moving and packing in. I still cannot quite believe how much we achieved and how good the summer is going to be riding up there.

Buckholt Wood riding agreement

Last Friday (March 23rd) representatives from Cheltenham & County CC and Bigfoot MBC reached what we considered as a workable riding agreement with Natural England and the forestry manager

Cheltenham & County and Bigfoot MBC hit Ribbesford

With our two clubs having recently collaborated in trying to negotiate the return of mountain biking to Buckholt Woods we furthered this partnership with a superb gravity riding day at the downhill trails near to Ribbesford

December Snow Ride

A little snow is not enough to stop the Saturday rides, actually it is usually one of the busiest rides of the winter. From the photos and this video it looks like a great expedition.

Photo and Video thanks to Graham Haller

Winter FoD XC

It looks like there was another classic FoD ride on Sunday with stunning weather...

Photo and GPS thanks to Graham Haller

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2011 Forest of Dean Mini DH Round 1

Despite the sub zero conditions the club put forward a strong team for the first round of the 661 Mini DH. The classic FoD track 'Ski Run' was used with sections getting cut up and muddy during the practice session. Some of the wooded sections ended up very dark during racing, some riders optted to ride without their goggles!

Rachel just missed out on another podium and Charlie actually crashed at the final corner on his first run so lost several vital seconds. Rich deserves a special mention for consistant fast runs ending up as the fastest club member and 9th in Masters.

Cheltenham & County CC represented by:

Rachel Vicary (Ladies) Best time= 1:35.53 Position= 4th / 10
Stuart Bond (Seniors) Best time= 1:24.98 Position= 46th/ 68
Richard Dade (Masters) Best time= 1:19.88 Position= 9th / 52
Alex Marshall (Masters) Best time= 1:21.77 Position= 16th/ 52
Charlie Williams (Masters) Best time= 1:23.17 Position= 19th/ 52
Roger Smith (Veterans) Best time= 1:35.03 Position= 20th/ 23
Garry Higgins (Veterans) Best time= 1:24.21 Position= 8th / 23

Photos from Graham Haller

Bike stolen plus dodgy Peugeot 106

A week old 2011 Specialised Enduro Comp FSR (stock photo below) has been stolen from a workplace in Charlton Kings, We suspect he was followed there by a pair of lads in a small silver Peugeot or Renault reg V or W_06 plate.

In a separate incident a club member was on way up to Cleeve when a silver Peugeot 106 with 3 lads overtook, one lad lent out the window and shouted to pull over. The reg was V or W and they were 17-19 year olds.

If you are followed home by this car or any other please report this to the local police (0845 090 1234) and lock your bikes up in your house for a while. Cars have been known to return only hours later to take the bikes. Carefully choose your route home so that you cannot be easily followed and keep an eye over your shoulder.