All Events Calendar

Check out the calendar to seeย all our events below

But don’t forget if you just want to see if anyone’s about for a ride, you can post in our Facebook group ๐Ÿ™‚

 

May
24
Fri
The Peaks Weekender @ The Peak District
May 24 @ 8:00 pm โ€“ May 27 @ 12:00 pm
The Peaks Weekender @ The Peak District | England | United Kingdom

The Peak District is simple awesome for mountain biking – stunning scenery and brilliant riding.
I’ve done lots of riding up there and am putting together some of the best in one long weekend.

We will be based in the Hope Valley, which has a great selection of campsites, B&B accommodation, cafes and bike shops. Personally I’ll be camping and will make a recommendation for a campsite after sampling a few, but there are plenty of great B&Bs for anyone that doesn’t like camping.

For the riding, we have 3 days:
A scenic starter, along the Monsal Trail. Starting at Bakewell Station up to Blackwell Mill and back. This is a former railway line that has been converted into a bridleway, using all the old features, including a number of viaducts and 4 tunnels through the Peaks. This gives us the chance to soak in the gorgeous scenery along the route, as well as a stop to enjoy them with a drink.

Day 2 is an epic XC ride starting in Hope and heading over Mam Tor out towards Derwent Water and back. The views on this route are even more stunning than the previous day, but the riding will be amazing too, with some epic descents – this one isn’t flat! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We will be doing 25-30km with 1200-1500ft of climbing (depending on the weather), but the pace will be relaxed.

The final day will be a trip to the brilliant (but short) Lady Cannings trails, which we will use to end a 10km loop of the local Blacca Moor, which is another Peaks “must do”. That should see us finish at lunchtime, on the Bank Holiday Monday.

If you are planning on coming, please register either on the Facebook group event or by sending an email to adrian@swindonmtbenthusiasts.co.uk – just so we know to keep an eye out for you before setting off anywhere.

Jun
9
Sun
Cotswolds Scenic @ Duntisbourne Abbots
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am โ€“ 3:00 pm
Although we go south of Swindon lots, we’ve not yet done a trip to the north, so lets change that!
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Starting in the village of Duntisbourne Abbots, just north of Cirencester, we will do a 21km lap of some fantastic scenery and riding. This is one of my scenic series of rides, so the views are driving the route, but there will be some great descents as well.ย 
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Although it’s relatively short, some of the climbs are on the steep side (but total climbing for the ride is still only around 500m), so we will be taking our time on the ups and I will incorporate at least 1 pub stop around lunch time – potentially more if it’s a nice hot day ๐Ÿ™‚
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The exact start point in the village will be posted nearer the time, but it’s only half an hour from Swindon and there will be some lifts available for anyone that needs one – please email adrian@swindonmtbenthusiasts.co.uk if you think you will need one.
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Helmets are compulsory as always and although we will stop for lunch, please bring enough water and food for the ride, as we’ll be deep in the country side between the villages.