Best Tuesday Ride Ever?

After 2 years of riding with Brighton MTB, I thought it time to finally submit a ride report. During this time I’ve ridden in the Alps, Wales, Scotland, Quantocks and Forest of Dean, amongst others.
None of the above were worthy of a ride report (read “I couldn’t be arsed”).

The historic event that finally produced a report could cynically be seen as shameless self promotion – it’s a Tuesday night “Mile Muncher” ride.
Whilst last night was not the most memorable Tuesday ride on record (2.5 inches of snow made the first outing one to remember for me, Mark B and Graham) it was an absolute cracker. Mark B and I met up in Patcham before taking in Tea and Cakes en route to meet Damian and Martin H at the Uni car park. From there, a fast blast out onto the Downs led back into Stanmer and a whole network of dry, fast and flowing singletrack.
We finished the ride at the bottom of the bomb hole and left Martin to ride back to Uni whilst the remaining 3 of us climbed back up to the top end of the park on tired legs.
The ride was good fun but the great riding conditions made it even better.

By the time I got back home, I’d covered 20.7 miles and managed to maintain an average speed of 8.8 mph – not bad given the amount of singletrack miles.
There is one unanswered question from the ride though: What has happened to Sam the Bongo Man? Answers on a postcard to the normal address.
Try a “Mile Muncher” ride, it might just be worth writing home about.

Brian

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