All Events Calendar

Check out the calendar to seeΒ 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 πŸ™‚

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BPW Birthday Bash 10:00 am
BPW Birthday Bash @ BikePark Wales
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
BPW Birthday Bash @ BikePark Wales
We are heading to BPW for a big club ride to celebrate a number of birthdays in the club!! We want as many of you to come along and join us as possible. There will … Continue reading BPW Birthday Bash
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Wednesdays GetintoMTB 6:00 pm
Wednesdays GetintoMTB @ Croft Cycle Trail
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Wednesdays GetintoMTB @ Croft Cycle Trail
Wednesday rides are back with a new format. The evening will be split into two parts: 6-6.45pm will be a Croft trail ride, laps of the trail (when it gets lighter we will also be … Continue reading Wednesdays GetintoMTB
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Wednesdays GetintoMTB 6:00 pm
Wednesdays GetintoMTB @ Croft Cycle Trail
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Wednesdays GetintoMTB @ Croft Cycle Trail
Wednesday rides are back with a new format. Β  The evening will be split into two parts: Β  6-6.45pm will be a Croft trail ride, laps of the trail (when it gets lighter we will … Continue reading Wednesdays GetintoMTB
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Wednesday GetintoMTB 6:00 pm
Wednesday GetintoMTB @ Croft Cycle Trail
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Wednesday GetintoMTB @ Croft Cycle Trail
Wednesday rides are back with a new format. The evening will be split into two parts: 6-6.45pm will be a Croft trail ride, laps of the trail (when it gets lighter we will also be … Continue reading Wednesday GetintoMTB
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Get (Back) Into Mountain Biking Part 1 – Ashton Court @ Ashton Court
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Get (Back) Into Mountain Biking Part 1 - Ashton Court @ Ashton Court
This the first stop on Mandy’s “Get (Back) Into Mountain Biking” series, going to Ashton Court in Bristol.

Ashton Court is home to the Nova Trail, a purpose built blue-graded trail that winds it’s way around the estate. At only 4 miles long and with only short sections of climbing it’s the perfect place to try a proper mountain bike trail. It’s recently undergone renovation and everything on the blue is rollable, there are some sections of red graded and more technical trail for those wanting to improve their skills but for those new to mountain biking or a bit nervous about getting out on the trails this an excellent place to begin.

We’ll meet by the cafe/toilets for a 10:30am start and we’ll spend the morning on the Nova Trail. We’ll stop and session bits if people want to and Adrian will be on hand to offer coaching.

After a break for lunch we can either pop over to the 2 mile long blue graded Yer Tiz trail just over the road in Leigh Woods (which also has a progressive skills loop) or head back on to the Nova Trail to perfect our skills.

There is more than one car park at Ashton Court, please make sure you head for the car park at Pedal Progression BS8 3PX, it’s through the stone archway just after the Clifton Suspension bridge. Parking costs Β£1.20 for the day.

Remember you will need a helmet, but there is a cafe for lunch.
Bike hire is also available at Pedal Progression – booking in advance is essential though.
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The Peaks Weekender @ The Peak District
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 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! πŸ˜‰ 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.

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Cotswolds Scenic @ Duntisbourne Abbots
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 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.Β 
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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 πŸ™‚
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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.
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Lydiard Park Family Picnic @ Lydiard Park
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lydiard Park Family Picnic @ Lydiard Park

We would like to invite everyone and their families to celebrate the start of the summer.

We will meet at the children’s play area at 11am, find a good picnic spot nearby and enjoy some family time, playing games such as rounders, football, frisbee and anything else we can find in the shed!!!! We will be close to the play area, cafe, toilets and most importantly the ice cream parlour!!!

Bringing bikes is optional. We will be there to take small groups around the outside of the park, if required.

Most importantly we want everyone to come together to have some family fun.
Don’t forget to bring a picnic and a picnic blanket and/or chairs to sit on.