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I LOVE WIGHT

It’s late winter and the monotony of washing bikes and kit is wearing thin; the promise of spring not quite in full effect. Winter means fitting both riding and the chore of trail maintenance into a few short hours of daylight. The one thing keeping the majority of our band of riders together is the talk of summer trips and planning of adventures further afield.

With most of the country fulfilling the picture-perfect winter postcard setting, I got the shout from Chipps to host a ride down south. And you don’t get much more ‘south’ than the Isle of Wight. While we don’t boast great towering peaks, what we lack in technical trails we can more than make up for with stunning scenic rides that travel through quiet and charming villages along some of the most beautiful coastline in the country. After all, how many other rides start and end with a boat ride?

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