On Sunday 27th August the E-Bikeshop Owners Club visited Hadleigh Park (aka The UK Olympic MTB Park).
This turned out to be a fun-filled day on the track with eBikes! We met first thing in the main carpark, a coffee and breakfast snack followed with an introduction to the site and briefing for the ride. We started by demo'ing the excellent practice area at Hadleigh Park on our eBikes. This area includes small berms, table tops, drops in staggered heights and rock gardens. This was ideal to get everyone warmed up and comfortable with the trails ahead. A few club riders were arriving a little late (Forgot to bring the Bosch head unit!) so we sessioned the famous pump track for around 20 mins. At first just trying to get around it without pedalling, quickly mastered, this then turned into fun races, side by side, using both left and right lanes of the track. Now onto the Olympic Mountain Bike track itself. We started on a moderate blue all the way around. Wetting the appetite we then split the group with intermediate eBike riders continuing to lap the blue trail. The more advanced riders then continued on the red trails with slightly more technical terrain. Both groups met at the top of the hill at Hadleigh Park and then decided to do the long Blue trail that goes right around the back of the park, the advanced riders took this opportunity to try out the Black runs that swoop off the side of the novice trails. This certainly proved technical in places and got the heart rate going! Finally, we revisited the pump track for more races around and a chill in the sun!
A great day all round with great people and superb weather. To add there were no mechanicals! Perfect. The next ride is up and live now on the Owners Club page. So take a look and click ‘Join’ to confirm attendance. We will, of course, publish all the photos of this ride on the ebikeshop club page in the next few days, don’t forget to tag yourself in them.
The E-Bikeshop Owners Club is a closed group of riders, if you have purchased an eBike from us and want to get involved, please get in touch.