Can I try before I join?
Yes, please come along and give it a go…you are welcome as a guest but will need to join after two or three rides if you like what we are offering.
What can I expect on a ride?
A friendly group of riders from a variety of walks of life with a passion for mountain bike riding. Our rides vary in pace and can include steep slopes but it’s important you stay safe and enjoy the ride, so if you aren’t comfortable with any aspect of the ride let the ride leader know. Ride leaders are not formally trained but all are experienced riders.
We try to organise groups of similar abilities but we don’t teach skills so you will need some mountain bike experience or bike handling ability as well as being fit enough to cycle for three hours – more for an all-day ride.
What should I bring?
A reliable and well maintained bike. Helmets MUST be worn on all Club rides, dress for the weather and be prepared for it to change. Also carry:
- A drink and a snack.
- Puncture repair kit, spare tubes and a pump.
- Emergency contact details in the event of an accident.
Where do you meet before the ride?
Ride venues, grid references and dates are available ahead of time on the Rides page or in the Newsletter which members receive quarterly. Please car share if at all possible and be considerate when parking as some of our start points are popular places.
How many female riders are there?
Up to a third of the riders in a group are often female but the proportion can vary; however it is unusual not to have at least one other female rider in a group.
How much does it cost?
We have an annual subscription and don’t charge per ride. Individual or Family Membership can be bought through Paypal on the How to Join page, or by post. Subscriptions cover the costs of a quarterly newsletter and as a bonus we have negotiated discounts for Members at local bike shops. Details on the Links page.