SMTBE run a program called “Get into MTB”, designed to get people mountain biking. You might not have ridden since you were a child, or ride the road regularly and be curious about mountain biking, or be coming back to mountain biking after a break. If so, we have articles and events designed to help you find out about mountain biking and actually get you on a mountain bike. These are also perfect for building up skills and fitness if you’ve not been on a mountain bike for some time.
Below is the calendar for “Get into MTB” events. All of these will be less than 15 miles (generally 10 miles).
The next stop on Mandy’s Get (Back) Into Mountain Biking series will take us to Swinley. It’s a step up from Ashton Court with a longer trail, more climbing and steeper descents, but it’s a great place to get used to riding at a trail centre and everything we do will be suitable for novice riders.
We’ll start with a lap of the green trail to get everyone warmed up and then do a lap of blue. The blue trail is 9km (5.5 miles) with some moderate climbs, berms, and fun descents. We will take it at a pace to suit the group and stop to look at each section before we ride it. Adrian will be on hand again to offer coaching advice.
The car park at Swinley gets very busy so please arrive in plenty of time. We will meet at The Bike Hub ready to ride at 10am.
Parking is £2 for 4 hours or £4 all day. There is a cafe, toilets, and bike hire facilities.
Helmets are compulsory.