Parking is onsite with room for approximately 60 cars, paid through the CTC at www.ctc.org.uk/astonhill, which also covers your riding day pass. Further parking is available at Wendover Woods’s car park.

Accommodation, food and drink:
The nearest towns are Wendover, Aston Clinton and Tring. While all three have B&Bs, Wendover and Tring have a greater variety of eateries and places to stay. For the nighthawks among you, it’s worth noting that several pubs in Wendover and Tring have late opening, but the nearest clubs are in Aylesbury with most locals choosing to take the 40 minute train ride into central London.

Aston Hill Mountain bike club has a BBQ on site during the summer at the weekends. The very good ‘Café in the Woods’ is over the road in Wendover Woods  and provides a warm welcome whilst serving coffee, tea, hot and cold sandwiches, and cake.

If you’re partial to your ale, it’s worth noting that there are several very good micro breweries in the area, with Tring Brewery and the Chiltern Brewery springing to mind. A lot of tucked-away local pubs carry beer by at least one of these and they’re well worth a snifter. Using Aston Hill as a base, it’s very easy to put together a good XC route using the local rights of way to visit a few.

Bike shops:
Aston Hill is served by several good bike shops:

  • Mountain Mania in Tring is the nearest - if you mention Aston Hill they’ll give your bike workshop priority at the weekend and will discount 661 armour by 10%.
  • Cycle Care in High Wycombe and Dee’s Cycles in Amersham, both of which have sponsored several local riders past and present.
  • Buckingham Bikes in Aylesbury.
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