And another one! We’re happy to announce you can now get 10% at the Beechenhurst Cafe in FoD.
We’ve got lots of events going on this weekend, covering all sorts:
- Friday 27th October, 9.30am – Breeze Ladies & under 16’s ride round Lydiard Park – half term special!
- Saturday 28th October, 10am – FoD Training day – club coach Gaz is on hand to give pointers on how to improve your riding
- Sunday 29th October, 10am – Swinley Monster Mash up – halloween ride round Swinley Forest, taking in everything: Blue, Red, Singletrack, DH and Enduro stages!
Click the links for full details – see you on the trails!
We had a fabulous time at the Forest of Dean on Sunday, with a great bunch of people and some great riding.
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
In the 8 years or so that mountain biking has become my main passion….obsession more like, I’d always said that I could never see myself riding DH or becoming a Downhiller. Nope, that wasn’t for me at all, trail riding was my thing with a bit of XC thrown in. It wasn’t that I didn’t like riding on fast descents, far from it in fact, but I also liked the challenge of having to tackle a climb in order to enjoy the ‘reward’ of a great descent.
Even several very enjoyable trips to Bike Park Wales, using the uplift for a full on day of descending wasn’t going to sway me, was it?
This past weekend, I entered my first DH race, the opening round of the MIJ Summer Series at the FOD. How did this happen you may ask?
Pedalabikeaway in the Cannop Valley of the Forest of Dean has been a fantastic mountain biking and family cycling venue for decades, but after visiting it this weekend, I realised it has become so much more, it’s on a different level to other “trail centres” and is probably the model for others to aspire to.
Continue reading Is Pedalabikeaway the model trail centre?
Here’s a video compilation showing me and Phill at the Forest of Dean last week.
Only an hour from Swindon, the Cannop Valley in the Forest of Dean has a huge variety of riding and facilities for all abilities. As well as some great natural riding, there are graded marked trails for all abilities: Green, Blue, Red, a variety of downhill trails, including one for offroad wheelchairs.