Nope pretty sure I haven't, the photos kind of give it away.
One ride only, but two laps, one slow, one at race pace.
Plork is the person from the bright ideas forum you were supposed to be meeting.
Nice advertisment for an open and friendly group by the way
The welcome is much warmer when it is not proceeded by unreasonable and misleading posts on well supported and respected internet forum.
Our remit is to work with the Forestry Commission to develop trails and MTB in the Sandlings forests. A large and important part of that is that we spend a considerable amount of time and effort on breaking down barriers and facilitating access for nervous newbies into the sport.
For that reason we will act rapidly to rectify any actual "cliqueyness, or offhand or rude behaviour toward visitors, or as in this case to refute unfounded allegations.
Sorry if you don't like it, but then we feel the same way about your original posts.
You are welcome to come and ride anytime, and we will make you very welcome, but in the circumstances on Sunday, when folk are standing around waiting for you in car parks, followed by other folk welcoming you to join their ride, and in fact putting themselves out to accomodate you, it still seems to me unfortunate that you should choose to describe those behaviours in the way that you have above. Frankly, the opposite seems to be true to me.
As the saying goes you can please some of the people some of the time...right?
Nuff said, so get your butt back over, lets start again, and we'll show you all that the forest has to offer, including the highly rated Sudbourne Jump site and more trails than you can shake a stick at.