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Any evening riders in the Maidenhead area ?

Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
edited May 2011 in MTB rides
Hi everybody . I'm over in Cookham , looking to tag along on any local ( ish ) evening rides . There's a couple of us do a local loop on thursday nights 2 to 3 hours ( nothing too mental , pretty steady ) Alas sometimes work / family comitments sometimes conspire against us . I've seen a few groups out & about , who are you & can i come out and play ? :D Have car , can travel a little if required .

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  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    Not really doing long evening rides at present, just an hour or so at present after work, and other committments on Thursday, but me and couple of riders do a Sunday morning ride from Maidenhead (8.45ish start, 2+ to 3ish hours) and would be glad to see new riders. Also, recommend you check out Swinley forest, went there for first time last week and thoroughly recommend it. If your evening route goes anywhere near the Thicket in Maidenhead any other evening than Thursday, let me know as I'd like to give evening rides a go.
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Hi Padi , thanks for posting .

    I'm hopefully free on sunday & be glad to join you ( does the bank holiday change anything ? )

    If i can keep up , we can discuss any evening rides then !?

    I'm usualy good for 3hrs + in the saddle , not sure about your pace though . Worst case senario , i'm local enough to make my own way home if i can't hack it ! :wink:
  • m_cozzym_cozzy Posts: 132
    I would also like to do some group evening rides, went out on my own for a 24 mile maidenhead bridleway loop last night.
    I have always intended to join padi's sunday morning rides but my usual riding buddies have been totally reliable this year and not droppped out yet, so we always go to swinley, surrey hills, afan etc.
    Banned from singletrack forum again :-)
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    edited April 2010
    Hi M.

    There's a couple of us out tomorrow ( thursday 29th ) night. It's a little later than our usual 7pm ish , it's 8:15pm on account of someone's work . Anyway we meet up at the Pound ( the Gravel car park where you see the ice cream van ) in Cookham on the little bridge on the raised path.

    Usually head of up to Winterhill , down to Thicket , Knowl Hill , Hurley ..... you get the idea ....... nothing too mad.

    Your welcome to pop along ! :wink:
  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    I'll be out Sunday, 8.45 start, from Tittle Row Stores (SL6 4QB) - probably not an epic ride. Gordon, longstanding rider and regular ride leader will be back out the following Sunday, so probably do a longer ride then. See you Sunday if you can make it.
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Not too epic ? Sold , see you Sunday ! :wink:
  • m_cozzym_cozzy Posts: 132
    Cheers for the offer Stan but will have to pass this week, the start is too late for me without lights. Another time though certainly.
    Also going to miss the sunday ride as im off to surrey hills.
    Banned from singletrack forum again :-)
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    No worries m .

    It's a regular ride , so if your ever at a loose end on a thursday night , there's usualy three or four of us . Setting off at 7 30 pm , all welcome . :wink:
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Seven Stars , Knowl Hill 6pm for 6:I5 pm , Wednesday 12th May. Nothing too serious , 2 hr gentle loop , plenty of breathers ! All welcome . See you there Padi ? :oops:
  • msw1976msw1976 Posts: 8
    Hi Stan,

    I've ridden with Padi a couple times but other events/obstructions mean I have managed to catch up with him for a few weeks. I am up for an evening ride, so will check back here next week to see if I can make your start time. Distance & time not a problem, just start time as I work in London and drive. Usaully home for 7pm so could meet up locally 7:30/7:45pm.

    Regards,
    Matt.
  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    Me and Gordon are out tomorrow for an 8.30 start from Tittle Row - all welcome.
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Hi Matt ,

    We should be out Thursday evening in Cookham , i'll confirm the night before.

    I'll be along for the first 90 mins that night , as i'm on some silly shifts , any later 'll be past my bedtime !

    Usually we're out 19:30 ish to 22:30 ish , from the Pound ( Gravel car park )

    Pop along , all welcome ! Stan :wink:
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Yupp !

    A few of the guys are out in Cookham thursday night . Not sure if i'm going to make it ( mental busy at work ) , but you are welcome to go along . I've e-mailed to let them know your interested , we're always happy to welcome new riders.

    That's the Pound on Cookham Moor 7.30 pm ( ish )

    Might bump into you soon - Cheers Stan :wink:
  • msw1976msw1976 Posts: 8
    Hi Stan,

    I'll try and make it this evening but work deadlines may make it difficult to make the start time so I may have to meet you guys another Thursday evening.

    Regards,
    Matt.
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Hi Matt ,

    Likewise , my work's gone mental this week , i've just got home , so missed this evenings ride.

    Anyway , your welcome any time , just check here first as sometimes the time will change slightly , or we'll go to Swinley or somewhere.

    Once you've met up with us , you can go on our e-mail list , so you know what we're up to week to week.

    Cheers Stan :wink:
  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    Anyone out in Maidenhead? - 8.30 Sunday morning, Tittle Row.

    Padi
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Me Me Me ! :)
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Off to Swinley tomorrow evening ( Wednesday 9th June ) . 6 pm at the Go Ape Car park . Usual crowd , all welcome.

    Stan 8)
  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    Anyone doing the 7 Stars ride tomorrow or is everyone over at Swinley?
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Hi Padi ,

    It's the Seven Stars crowd on an evening away . Care to join us ?
  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    Can't make it I'm afraid, work means I won't be back in time :( . Up for next week for Knowl Hill though. Have a good 'un.
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    We're off to Swinley again this wednesday ( 16th ) . Only 3 of us so far , nothing epic that's for sure ! All welcome 6pm by Go Ape . 8)
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Two more rides this week , if anybody wants to come along . Tomorrow (16th ) & Friday 17th. Same ride , we just can't all make it on one evening or the other !

    Anyway , usual Cookham Pound 19:30 for 19:45 . All welcome . :)
  • cheddarpaulcheddarpaul Posts: 126
    I am staying over with work in Basingstoke and wondered if anyone is out Swinley way (or in the general area) on Thursday night? It would be good to stretch the legs a little

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  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    Anyone out Knowl Hill way tomorrow?
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Couple of us out this Thursday ( 19th ) 7:30 pm .

    Meeting at the Pound in Cookham .

    Are we the only 2 not away on holiday right now !?

    As always , all welcome . Stan 8)
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Got a few more of us out this Thursday . A little later than usual - 8pm Cookham pound / moor.

    Google maps link below . Slap bang in the middle , you should be able to see a gravel car park , that's us !

    All welcome 8)


    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie= ... 9&t=h&z=16
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Spring's here & we're still out Thursdays 7.30pm .

    Usually 22-25 mile loop around Winterhill / Thicket / Knowl Hill about 2.5 hrs.

    All welcome . 8)

    Or if you already ride on a different evening , maybe I could join one of your rides ?
  • Padi RPadi R Posts: 59
    Out tomorrow 9am from Tittle Row if you want to ride.
  • Stan LeighStan Leigh Posts: 168
    Sorry Padi , not for me . Weekend work just keeps coming in !

    Send my regards to Gordon , I will catch up eventually ! :)
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