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Blue Bell Hill
#31
"Jay Dubster" Wrote:Hey Holmes,

from BBH picnic ground & car park, ride west along the road (Common Rd) (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 (School Lane), track (Hill Rd) 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 (right?) 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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#32
Thanks Tinc,

I was aware that many of the trails are on the clay.  

Will be a case of gently gently catchy monkey!
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#33
Rode the trails jay mentioned today. While slippy in places they are quite rideable and still very very fast. So much so that I thought my pads were gonna catch fire at one point. Stupid small 160mm rotors don't stop quick enough.
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#34
Openstreetmap is your friend. weve even named some trails.
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#35
Just wanted to say thanks for the tips.

Went for a ride with a buddy on Sunday, turned out to be really good.

Will return and try and repeat the loop a bit quicker!

Cheers.
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#36
Excellent ;D

I'm sure some of those trails are riding nicely after the recent spell of drier weather.

If you can make one of the regular ride we'll show you some more Wink
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#37
"Tinc" Wrote:Excellent ;D

I'm sure some of those trails are riding nicely after the recent spell of drier weather.

If you can make one of the regular ride we'll show you some more Wink

You'd think, but after yesterday it's all boggy again. Bloody clay soil, it's horrible.
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#38
i find that BBH is only dry for about 4 weeks of the year.....   Undecided
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#39
&quot;Mbnut&quot; Wrote:i find that BBH is only dry for about 4 weeks of the year.....   Undecided

and its been dry for last two weeks so that only leaves two more  Sad
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#40
I've been thinking about building a downhill run or two between ex flinty climb and boxley road/hill for a while now. Anyone fancy doing a dig day?
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