All Events Calendar

Check out the calendar to see 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 🙂

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Wednesdays After Work 5:45 pm
Wednesdays After Work @ Croft Cycle Trail
Jan 16 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays After Work @ Croft Cycle Trail
We’re back! So it’s still dark and a bit cold and so I’m going to change the format a bit.   We will meet in the Croft car park as usual and begin with a … Continue reading Wednesdays After Work
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Saturday Scenic Broad Hinton 10:00 am
Saturday Scenic Broad Hinton @ Bottom of Barbury Castle
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday Scenic Broad Hinton @ Bottom of Barbury Castle
I’ve found time to squeeze in another weekend Scenic ride in January, going in a different direction along the Ridgeway. The start is at the bottom of the Barbury steep side (see map posting) setting … Continue reading Saturday Scenic Broad Hinton
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Tuesday Night Ride 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
The winter fun continues, but now with either one or two rides out from The Bayberry up onto the byways and bridleways of the Ridgeway. We will either run a short and a long ride, … Continue reading Tuesday Night Ride
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Thursday Social Ride 7:00 pm
Thursday Social Ride @ The Jovial Monk
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday Social Ride @ The Jovial Monk
Thursday’s ride will start from the Jovial Monk Pub on St Andrews Ridge and led by John Jefferies. Planned ride is weather dependant. There may be a more urban ride if it’s too wet and … Continue reading Thursday Social Ride
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Tuesday Night Ride 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
The winter fun continues, but now with either one or two rides out from The Bayberry up onto the byways and bridleways of the Ridgeway. We will either run a short and a long ride, … Continue reading Tuesday Night Ride
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Wednesdays After Work 5:45 pm
Wednesdays After Work @ Croft Cycle Trail
Jan 30 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays After Work @ Croft Cycle Trail
We will meet in the Croft car park as usual and begin with a lap of the Croft trail (which can be skipped if you prefer), before heading off to Wroughton through Wichelstowe. This is … Continue reading Wednesdays After Work
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Thursday Social Ride @ The Jovial Monk
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday Social Ride @ The Jovial Monk

Thursday’s ride will start from the Jovial Monk Pub on St Andrews Ridge and led by John Jefferies.

Planned ride is weather dependant. There may be a more urban ride if it’s too wet and cold. We will leave @ 7pm and head out through blunsdon, stratton & Stanton woods to south marston ind est. from there through a nice little single track to south marston. A bit of road to Nightingale woods for a lap or 2 then back to the Jovial refreshments. It may be cold and wet, so dress appropriately.

A helmet, lights and a serviceable bike required.
Nice steady pace to suit those in attendance – nobody will be left behind.

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Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry

The winter fun continues, but now with either one or two rides out from The Bayberry up onto the byways and bridleways of the Ridgeway.

We will either run a short and a long ride, or a combined medium ride, depending on riders present. This week’s ride(s) will be led by Lindsay for the short route, and Dave for the long ride. *if there are enough riders for 2 rides, we will do a combined Medium length ride

– The short ride will be a distance of approximately 25km / 15 miles and a moderate amount of climb of 200-300m. This is a blue/blue ride.

– The long ride will be a distance of approximately 35km / 20 miles and a larger amount of climb of 400-500m. This is a red/red ride.

– Or a medium ride somewhere in between.

We always aim to be back for 9.30pm

Nights have most definitely drawn in and are cold, so bring good lights, weather-appropriate clothing and a jacket. Helmets are compulsory.

Chips £1 for plain or £1.25 for cheesy, for a shared snack portion.

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Wednesdays After Work @ Croft Cycle Trail
Jan 30 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays After Work @ Croft Cycle Trail

We will meet in the Croft car park as usual and begin with a lap of the Croft trail (which can be skipped if you prefer), before heading off to Wroughton through Wichelstowe. This is a nice gentle flat route, to spin our legs and warm up a bit. Our destination is the pump track in Wroughton, although riding it is optional. We will then return to Croft via the bridleway.

With a lap of Croft you’re looking at about 10km of flat ride – a perfect winter warm up 🙂

Meet in Croft Car Park for 5.45pm.
You will need a helmet, lights and appropriate clothing for the weather.

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Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry

The winter fun continues, but now with either one or two rides out from The Bayberry up onto the byways and bridleways of the Ridgeway.

We will either run a short and a long ride, or a combined medium ride, depending on riders present. This week’s ride(s) will be led by Lindsay for the short route, and Dave for the long ride. *if there are enough riders for 2 rides, we will do a combined Medium length ride

– The short ride will be a distance of approximately 25km / 15 miles and a moderate amount of climb of 200-300m. This is a blue/blue ride.

– The long ride will be a distance of approximately 35km / 20 miles and a larger amount of climb of 400-500m. This is a red/red ride.

– Or a medium ride somewhere in between.

We always aim to be back for 9.30pm

Nights have most definitely drawn in and are cold, so bring good lights, weather-appropriate clothing and a jacket. Helmets are compulsory.

Chips £1 for plain or £1.25 for cheesy, for a shared snack portion.

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Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry

The winter fun continues, but now with either one or two rides out from The Bayberry up onto the byways and bridleways of the Ridgeway.

We will either run a short and a long ride, or a combined medium ride, depending on riders present. This week’s ride(s) will be led by Lindsay for the short route, and Dave for the long ride. *if there are enough riders for 2 rides, we will do a combined Medium length ride

– The short ride will be a distance of approximately 25km / 15 miles and a moderate amount of climb of 200-300m. This is a blue/blue ride.

– The long ride will be a distance of approximately 35km / 20 miles and a larger amount of climb of 400-500m. This is a red/red ride.

– Or a medium ride somewhere in between.

We always aim to be back for 9.30pm

Nights have most definitely drawn in and are cold, so bring good lights, weather-appropriate clothing and a jacket. Helmets are compulsory.

Chips £1 for plain or £1.25 for cheesy, for a shared snack portion.

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Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry

The winter fun continues, but now with either one or two rides out from The Bayberry up onto the byways and bridleways of the Ridgeway.

We will either run a short and a long ride, or a combined medium ride, depending on riders present. This week’s ride(s) will be led by Lindsay for the short route, and Dave for the long ride. *if there are enough riders for 2 rides, we will do a combined Medium length ride

– The short ride will be a distance of approximately 25km / 15 miles and a moderate amount of climb of 200-300m. This is a blue/blue ride.

– The long ride will be a distance of approximately 35km / 20 miles and a larger amount of climb of 400-500m. This is a red/red ride.

– Or a medium ride somewhere in between.

We always aim to be back for 9.30pm

Nights have most definitely drawn in and are cold, so bring good lights, weather-appropriate clothing and a jacket. Helmets are compulsory.

Chips £1 for plain or £1.25 for cheesy, for a shared snack portion.

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Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday Night Ride @ The Bayberry

The winter fun continues, but now with either one or two rides out from The Bayberry up onto the byways and bridleways of the Ridgeway.

We will either run a short and a long ride, or a combined medium ride, depending on riders present. This week’s ride(s) will be led by Lindsay for the short route, and Dave for the long ride. *if there are enough riders for 2 rides, we will do a combined Medium length ride

– The short ride will be a distance of approximately 25km / 15 miles and a moderate amount of climb of 200-300m. This is a blue/blue ride.

– The long ride will be a distance of approximately 35km / 20 miles and a larger amount of climb of 400-500m. This is a red/red ride.

– Or a medium ride somewhere in between.

We always aim to be back for 9.30pm

Nights have most definitely drawn in and are cold, so bring good lights, weather-appropriate clothing and a jacket. Helmets are compulsory.

Chips £1 for plain or £1.25 for cheesy, for a shared snack portion.

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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 hopefully be a mixture of abilities coming so we can split up into groups to do a variety of graded rides from blues to blacks!
A huge gathering at lunch will set us up for an afternoon of yet more trail fun!
You can either choose to do pay as you go uplifts or buy a day’s uplift pass (see BPW website for details)
Please note….. Helmets are compulsory at BikePark Wales and Full face helmets are advisable.
Meet outside the cafe at 10am.
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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! 😉 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.