Yes we will see sheep….. and chickens, goats, cows, pigs, alpacas, rabbits etc etc. The ride will be partly off road and partly on road (mainly quiet lanes), about 11 miles with a stop at Christmas Tree Farm in Downe to see the animals.
There is also an ‘easy-peasy’ option – basically riding to Keston Ponds and then retracing your steps – about a 5 mile round trip
We plan to stop for about ¾ of an hour at the farm – so some time to see the animals or nosh at the cafe. If visiting the animals it costs £3 (sixteen or under) or £5 (if older). You can also get some animal feed for about £1.
Ride will keep together as one group.
Meet: Meet at the Panagua Bike shop, 50 Hayes Street, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7LD (www.panaguabikes.com) at 9:45am for 10:00am start for both rides. Longer ride returning around 2-30pm. Ride will keep together as one group, then split in to two groups if some are on the shorter ride.
Suitable bikes: Suited to normal bikes or mountain bikes, not for those fancy lightweight racing bikes – as terrain a bit bumpy / muddy in places.
Bring: Helmet, spare inner tube, bike lock, drink, snack and some money if you want drinks and food at the cafe and/or to go in to the farm. Sensible clothes, be prepared for a bit of mud
Who can attend and the rules: This ride is being organised by the Bigfoot Cycle Club and is open both to members of the club and to non-members, and is free.Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. For riders aged 13 to 17 who will not be accompanied by an adult – please contact Adam in advance of the ride at firstname.lastname@example.org . For full “ride rules” please visit the Bigfoot Cycle Club website at http://www.bigfootcc.co.uk
For young riders who are part of the Bigfoot Youth Cycle Club and need a Ride Buddy, please contact Adam on email@example.com
Insurance: There is no Bigfoot CC insurance to cover your cycling, you participate entirely at your own risk. We recommend all riders young and old are members of the London Cycling Campaign, British Cycling or Cycling UK – either of these organisations will provide 3rd party liability insurance.
Photographs and Privacy: We will take photographs (and receive photographs from 3rd parties) of the rides and riders – and that these and other details will be made publically available in accordance with our Data Privacy Notices at:www.bigfootgoriding.org
More Information: If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can email to say you are coming, that would help us have an idea of numbers, but everyone is welcome whether sending an email or not. You can also contact Adam for a route map
Leader: Adam. Adam will lead both rides at the start. He will then keep with the longer ride and will provide a map for those on the shorter ride – which anyway will be retracing it’s route, so no one will get lost!