17 riders took part in our second Forest Family Ride for 2015. We met at the first forest car park at 2:00 and rode along the Family Trail to the Candy Canes where we went into the pump track allowing the kids (including the adult kids – namely Mr Lock) to have a go at the pump track. A number of the kids had not done this before and really enjoyed learning how to pump round the track without pedalling and learning how to take the berms (banked corners).
Following this we headed along the fire road towards the pumping station before turning left onto a section of the forest Red Route. We then heading back towards Cardiac dropping down what is now named as ‘Harvey’s Hill’ where the kids enjoyed a bit of speed and learnt the valuable lesson that after every hard climb comes a great fun descent!
From here we carried on around the Family Trail before turning right up to the Look Out where some members of the group had a go at the crater there before all heading down the Snow Run and Final Descent and then back to the car park for a 4:00 finish.
We had a few non-members join us for this ride who all took membership forms and are now looking at joining the club. One Mum commented on how she had heard that this was a community minded and very friendly club and testified to how coming on the ride with us had confirmed this for her.
Keep an eye on our rides calendar for more Forest Family rides through the summer months.