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Blue Bell Hill
#21
Well it seems someone's been building...

The track going down from across bombhole on the corner has had some work done to it. But atm DO NOT ride it as there is huge logs places across every berm, right at the point where you'd have some speed, and the worst one is on a blind berm.. If you hit it (or any of them), you can say goodbye to your bike and being in 1 piece.
So after the first few berms the old trail seems to of dissapeared, but a new, much longer one, has appeared. Whoever has been doing it is clearly a very good rider as it's very technical with big drops, jumps, berms etc. Pic of one of the drops attached.

The pictured drop isn't on the main run, it's either for a play or is being worked as an alternative route. Either way there is alot of old stuff around there which has been uncovered.
As of now it's a huge mess, very loose, the berms need some serious bedding in and the whole thing needs clearing/finalising. Overall some good work, but way out of league of being ridden like it should for the most of us.


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My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#22
That sounds promising, look forward to riding it. Not sure what I'm looking at in that pic though, are you supposed to jump off the fallen tree?
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#23
That's a good 8ft drop the other side of that, probably more. Enough to make me cringe and the only other one to do that is the big one at Swinley
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#24
"Treehugger" Wrote:That sounds promising, look forward to riding it. Not sure what I'm looking at in that pic though, are you supposed to jump off the fallen tree?
Oh so your supposed to ride up the ramp and drop down the other side? Is the landing to flat? If so that would be a bike breaker :o  Sounds like a good place to practice, let us know when its finnished and dry enough and i'll come and have a look.
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#25
that ladder has been turned over, should be up the other way or the slats will fall off with a bit of pressure, oh wait, they have.
Keep it foolish...
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#26
"alkali" Wrote:that ladder has been turned over, should be up the other way or the slats will fall off with a bit of pressure, oh wait, they have.

i think you can even see where someones wheels gone in and then a bit further up their head Big Grin
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#27
Hello,

I've done one night ride at BBH and really liked it.

I know there are lots of people offering to guide round BBH however is it possible to find the good descents via an OS map?   Other than me just grabbing an OS map and looking at what I think would be a good loop, or does anyone have a google map type link as I have not got a decent GPS etc.

Many thanks!
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#28
Hey Holmes,

from BBH picnic ground & car park, ride west along the road (away from the main 6 lane A229) and keep going past the Robin Hood Pub.
After the pub you'll see a converted barn on your right, with a gravelly path entrance on left.

Doesn't look like much, but follow that path straight on and you'll have a top grin on one of the best descents around there.
Once on road at the bottom, turn right & look for a kinda cross roads, tarmac on left, track on right, climb that bugger & you'll be back on the top road, heading towards that barn conversion again!

There's another great swoopy DH run off that same gravelly path opposite barn;
before it starts descending, look on your left for a fairly steep path, head down that & keep going.


Also from picnic ground, head towards the A229 this time, turn right before you cross the bridge, wide'ish tarmac footpath.
About 100yards down the path banks off the the right & carries on, at that point turn sharp right and there's 'Bunny Run' to hack down.
Starts with some fair size steps then it's a solid grin & pretty quick to the bottom.

All of these end up on the same road above Wouldham. Lots of tracks n trails from there up to top of BBH lane again.
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#29
Cheers Jay, just what I was looking for!
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#30
"Holmes81" Wrote:Cheers Jay, just what I was looking for!

All of Jay's suggestions are good, but a quick word of caution :o
All of those trails are chalk bed covered by soil. At this time of year they are at best 'king slippery & at worst like ice.
They are no doubt all top fun & the Weds Sketchy rides will hammer them in the summer, but right now just take are on the descents if you're going to use 'em. Wink
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