Summer is past and winter is coming, but there is time yet for some great rides as long as we concentrate on the amazing.

Life is too short for boring rides, autumn is too short for rubbish trails.

It’s time for some autumn gold.

Finding those perfect paths is a long and difficult process but we’ve done it for you. We’ve condensed some of our favourite outings to give you maximum fun for minimum effort.

We present the Autumn Gold series. Join us for some cracking wee rides.

A ride of Surprisingly good trails

Riding in this part of the world has a variety of great trails that can surprise even the most jaded of local, if you know where to look.

We do, so we’ve put together a clover-leaf loop that packs in a wealth of different kinds of riding to keep everyone happy and interested. The final descent into the Bowman always leaves us with a smile on our faces.

Factfile: Bowman
£20

Date: Saturday 6th October

Start time: 10:30

Start: Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge

Distance: ~25km/16 miles

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Something a little different

The Hangers of East Hampshire are a poorly-kept secret riding hotspot. They’re not South Downs riding.

Instead, these trails weave their way through the scarp-edge woods that abound in this area. Classic woodland singletrack and pretty villages are the signature of this ride, don’t miss this if you’re bored of the South Downs.

Factfile: Selborne Hangers
£20

Date: Sunday 21st October

Start time: 10:30 am

Start: Selborne Arms car park

Distance: 25km/16 miles

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

A compact South Downs greatest hits

It’s all about big views and great trails on this one. This ride embraces everything that’s brilliant about the South Downs north of Chichester.

The scenery is amazing, the ancient monuments are jaw dropping and the riding is top-notch. This is compact, greatest hits of a ride lets you sample some of the classic trails of the area without the baggage of a big day out.

Factfile: The Trundle
£20

Date: Sunday 18th November

Start time: 10:30

Start: Fox Goes Free, Charlton

Distance: 25km/16 miles

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Everything thats great about South Downs riding

South Downs riding at its best: this ride is an excuse to ride some of our favourite descents in as short a ride as possible.

We’ve got big skies and tracks, but we’ve woven some fabulous climbs and descents into this ride. They’re all big and brilliant, but the drop from Butser Hill is an old-School classic.

Factfile: Butser Hill
£20

Date: Sunday 25th November

Start time: 10:30

Start: Queen Elizabeth Country Park visitor centre

Distance: 25km/16 miles

Duration: 2-2.5 hours