A new group for friendly cyclists of various experience levels to organise social rides. Originally setup a FB group "West Midlands mountain bikers" - **please search for us on fb and request to join us ** We Leave the big egos at home and assist other riders in difficulty . .Enthusiastic Beginners are welcome! As a guide our rides are normally a minimum of 10 miles long (and obviously 'quite' hilly). You'll need to own a reasonable quality mountain bike which is in roadworthy condition -small problems with gears/brakes become bog ones on the trail .. If you do not have a suitable bike -most trail centres let you hire one .. You should also be able to fix a puncture, bringing a spare tube is easiest. ps. Don't forget to bring water and snacks- though leave the big ,loose fitting rucksack at home!<br> Ps. Although the group will try and help you with any questions we are not a qualified mountain bike or instructors -it is your responsibility to have the adequate knowledge, skills and equipment to ride the routes in the event. Please do some research on the location of each ride to check wether it is suitable for you.