PPYCC residential to Gumber Bothy final details

PPYCC OVERNIGHT TRIP 26 / 27 JUNE 2010 RIDER AND PARENT BRIEFINGPAYMENT: Cheques are payable to Emily O’Brien by 20th JuneContact o.brien@virgin.net  if you haven’t had an email about this or if you have any other queries1)           GEAR TRANSPORT: WE ARE ARRANGING TRANSPORT FOR YOUR GEAR, SO YOU NEED TO DROP IT OFF THUR OR FRI:  BEFORE 1pm on Friday 25th!!!Drop off to Emily & Martin’s house: 14 Walnut Close, BN1 6RW (off Varndean Drive). Tel 01273 501825/ 07969 805795.  (Leave at door if no-one is home). Please pack as little as possible!  limited space!!!) you need: Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat (if you have one – we have a couple of spares), Your clothes/toothbrush etc2)         FOOD:  Saturday lunch: bring picnic with you [+ snacks for the ride]Evening meal Saturday night: bring food & drink to share to the Saturday start point: Rebecca will be transporting by car! (more details to follow)Sunday Breakfast: providedSunday lunch: in pub3 COSTS: Please give cash or cheque (made out to Emily O’Brien) asap…..

CAMPING BARN/ tent £10 £5
Transportation of our gear to Bothy & back by National Trust + Contribution to simple Breakfast/ teabags etc £5 £2.50
Coach Home (inc bikes) £10 £5

4.  ROUTE DETAILS (subject to minor change depending on weather etc!)We will meet at Adur Outdoor Activity Centre at 10.am.The ride is planned to take place over 2 days from Shoreham to the village of Graffham (between Petworth and Midhurst) The overnight stop is at Gumber Bothy National Trust Camping Barn. The total distance is approximately 45 km. We will ride most of the route on the first day (35km). The route is almost entirely off road using the Downs Link and South Downs Way but we will ride for about 4km on the road. The only busy road section is a 1.5km ride from Amberley to Houghton which we will ride as a group with PPYCC coaches at the front and rear.Terrain.  The section of the South Downs Way we are riding is bumpy in a lot of places although there are some smooth grassy sections. The main challenge will be the three ascents and descents on route. These are tough but each ascent is slightly easier than its predecessors. Riders will be briefed on route prior to descending. Walking may be required at various points depending on the conditions.Notes for younger riders and tag bikesWe intend to offer alternative start points for younger riders and tag bike riders if required. The full route is challenging and we do not recommend that any riders under 10 years or any riders with no mountain bike experience years attempt the full route. We intend to offer alternative start points at Washington or Amberley for younger riders and tag bike riders if required. Strong parents may be able to manage the whole route pulling a tag bike but it would be a long bumpy day on the back for a child! For any questions about the ride / route or alternative start points call Charlie on 01273 503591 (evenings). Rough route details at map my ride below: www.mapmyride.com/route/gb/shoreham/8331276425768802515) What to bring on the rideWaterSnacks + picnic LunchWaterproofs/suncream etchelmetPLEASE NOTE:  All activities are carried out at your own risk and you are responsible for your children at all times!!!