The E-Bikeshop Owners Club visited Ranmore Common in October 2015 for another amazing day riding electric mountain bikes across the various trails and singletrack. Across the top of the South Downs, Ranmore common offered a mix of different riding terrain. With yet another great day of weather for the club this meant another pleasurable yet exciting ride for the members at the Surrey setting. As our members club continues to grow we welcome the new faces to the team with every meet we have, this is a great chance for them to test their new bikes to the max with a group of E-Bike lovers.
Long lasting members Chris and Ken treated the club to another one of their pre-planned track rides, of which they never seem to fail to bring something for everyone. After a little prep talk from the pair about what was ahead for us we soon set off on our adventures on these power injected push bikes.
After much hill climbing before long we hit our first bomb hole, some of these ballsy men psyched themselves up enough to chuck themselves down this giant bomb hole. With this winter leafy grounds now forming some of us decided we didn't quite have balls big enough and chose a calmer route. This is what is the great thing about these rides is that no one leaves disappointed, we make our rides as easy or as hard as each individual is comfortable with. Although there is nothing like pushing yourself that little bit harder.
Clive after free falling from an identical hill like this one on the opposite side creating a U shape, which shot him straight up the this second hill. There were quite a lot of tree roots going down this hill which made it very slippery but great to watch as an observer.
Here is the club having one of our 5 minute breaks because although these great push bikes are powered with electrics we are still getting great exercise and we do have to catch our breath sometimes, especially if some of us have just chucked ourselves down some crazy hills. It is also very important we keep ourselves hydrated, I mean we are going out longer, harder, faster, that's thirsty work.
Derek being the one of many ballsy riders went all out and did a slide out down this steep hill. A ride isn't a ride without someone having a slide out.
The inner trials always comes out of our main man Martin when he gets out on two wheels, but yet shows us that these bikes can be so versatile, which equals to great entertainment. We always manage to find some area where there some more technical jumpy parts, which is great to mix things up.
Chris doing his thing in leading the way through the Ranmore Common hills, tracks and trails, doing an amazing job as always.
'The Sick Bowl' now named by the club. This awesome but daring bowl that we came across gets it's name due to it making you feel so sick because once you join the bowl you can't stop or you'd full in the leafy water that awaits in the middle, much fun for some of the members.
Bernie loves to challenge himself and rarely opts out of the trickier parts. This is another bomb hole, these can be very steep and slippery at this time of year and often with many trees blocking tracks, so this can very much be a challenge but great fun.