It's half term for a lot of schools this week, so I thought I'd have a day off nip down to the Forest Of Dean and see who was about.
Here's a brief look at the cross section of folk that were out and about enjoying some late Autumn sunshine.
Glenn Stewart-Giant Glory, Seth Barrett-Norco Compressor, Harry Righton-Specialized Big Hit, Ben Humphries-Iron Horse Sunday. Local lads on half term, practising for the upcoming Mini DH.
Jess Stone, 19, ex-football player and now World Cup rider, has only been riding for about 2 years. Currently at University. Rides a Two Stage Elite9.
Joe Williams, 36, local been riding for 22 years, usually goes on epic all day rides but today was just mucking around the DH tracks on his Rocky Mountain Slayer
This is a few of the gang from the Dips. Loads of places have a spot like this where kids like Dale Screen and co. just hang out and ride on whatever bike there is going. More about this later.
Rachel Burridge , 23, from Barry, rides an Orange Patriot, been riding for only a year. Likes "getting loose and muddy"
Steve Barret, 14, rides a Giant Reign, been riding about a year. Viv Jones 17, rides a Giant Glory, ex-trials rider been riding for about 8 years.
The Berry Hill Crew just like to hang around the jumps with a twelve pack of cider and some rollies.