We now have XC style lycra club jerseys available, as well as our regular ‘Enduro’ style ones.
The change of year is nearly here & time to reflect on what you’ve achieved this year, but more importantly, what you want do next year. Do your first race perhaps, or tackle that drop you’ve always feared? Set some goals and maybe we can help to you achieve them in 2018 ✨
We had a fabulous time at the Forest of Dean on Sunday, with a great bunch of people and some great riding.
Torque keys. Not the most exciting thing, but probably the most useful tool I own.
Continue reading Torque tool
Our Swinley “Best Bits” ride is very popular, as it not only takes the best of Blue and Red regular trails, but some great bits off the regular trails (with some nice drops and roots) as well. But there’s loads more good stuff in the forest, off the (ginger) trail and so we’ve expanded it to include 3 more sections 🙂
We went to Tidworth the other weekend with Team Mitchell Cycles to get shown around and practice a bit for the Root1 race that’s coming at the end of April.
It’s about excellent bike park and although it’s downhill runs, they are nicely progressive, starting small and going right up to ludicrous! Good training facilities too – a skills and jumps area and progressive drops section as well.
So check it out – there’s a special guest too 😀
Swinley is a great trail centre for all abilities, especially beginners, but isn’t blessed with the biggest hills (by a long way!). This can make some of the trails feel like a bit of a slog with little reward for the more experienced rider. However, there really is something for everyone – you just need to know where to look.
We did a article on the Forest of Dean last year and why it’s such a great place to ride, but there’s nothing like showing you. Continue reading SMTBE TV Episode 1 – FoD
Thinking of moving to a 1x setup? Here’s some help on picking your gear sizes, which is actually quite simple, hopefully! Continue reading Gear ratios for 1x
A short 3.5 mile loop, suitable for children and bike trailers, with optional extensions to double the distance. Starts at Waitrose and has a playground stop on route.
Continue reading ROUTES: Witchelstowe Family Friendly Railway Loop