"Swinley Forest - anyone been recently?"............... Living five minutes from there, I've been no where else for a while!
I mainly ride more modern (100mm hardtail) , but also take Stumpy and the Green Dome out when the trails are dry. I think the recent changes are largely positive and that we've gained a lot of good quality trails. I did/do worry me that we'd get bored riding the same loop in the same direction all the time, but we seem to be evolving our own ways of doing things. It's easy to do a bit of Crowthorne end, then pick up Blue, do a bit of Red, then back onto the end of Blue again ~ mix n match sections to suit. Easy if you know your way around. Seem to be avoiding sunday mornings these days; it gets mighty busy!
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