For the national Heritage Open Days weekend 2016 S&WCW are offering a free guided ride exploring some of the ancient routes joining the Forest settlements and old industrial workings. Limited places avaliable and booking essential. Full details and booking information on HoD website. Meet at Dean Forest Cycles 09/09/16 for 10:00 returning about 13:00. Bring you own bike or Hire from DFC.
Wow, Its nearly the end of another school year already.
We're looking ahead now to arrange bookings for the Autumn term and the after school sessions especially are now nearly full. If there are any schools considering getting us in please don't hesitate to get in touch. The sooner we can discuss ideas the more likely it is we can do something.
If your school has access to the Forest or the use of private land we should be able to get the kids out on their bikes having fun. The response this year has been brilliant with the kids learning so much and really enjoying it. Hopefully we can build on this further for next year
The Latest route for the ToB is out and there's been some big changes from what was previously published.
It's a much simpler route straight through the forest but still with plenty of scope for watching some good racing. From the Wye up to Coleford across to Cinderford and down to the A48.
Should be attacks on St Whites hill to get good position for the long descent down to the Severn.
Bit of a shame that some of the schools we work with won't be watching them zoom by as it was a good excuse for the afternoon off but will try to get them involved if we can.
Picture from last week near the Scowles at Bream. Still a few good bluebells about but this made me stop for a good look. Amazing how the Ransoms Garlic has taken over giving a white glow. The smell was something else too.....
At last It's finally here - S&WCW's new fledgling website.
The site will have much more added over time to showcase what we do and the projects we are supporting or helping with.
If you need a guide to help you find those hard to reach places in the Forest of Dean and Wye valley get please get in touch to discuss your bespoke planned ride. From the best trails to the best local produce we can get you to whatever you're looking for.
The schools program for children is progressing with Pillowell, Yorkley and Blakeney Primary schools all enjoying regular after school sessions. If you want to get the children at your school out having fun in the local woods please pester the head teacher or sports lead to contact me,
Pic here of the Yorkley group riding down to Mallards Pike for an ice cream. Just the job after SATs.