What we're about

A group intended to be a meeting point for riders who already have some experience, reasonable fitness and basic technical skills besides love for the sport as well as meeting others of similar interests.

Riding will happen more often around Ashton Court/ Leigh Woods but also in South Wales, Forest of Dean, North Wales and more.

Riders of different levels of fitness are welcome but there will be no 'family' rides, only grades BLUE and ABOVE (see bellow) will be organised. Our rides are not suitable for children!

We follow the grading system suggested by the mountain biking industry as described by the following sites:

http://www.mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Trail_Search/Trail_Grading/Trail_Grading.aspx

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/training/article/izn20130802-Mountain-bike-trail-centre-grades-0

In our own words:

• Blue - Regular pace with time to catch breath, challenging but guaranteed to raise a smile.

• Red - Steady pace, technical elements, reasonable distance/ duration.

• Black - Fast paced and very technical, and or long distance.

Important: this group hasn't got any intention of being or acting as a cycling club. It is simply a meeting place for people who want to ride in the company of other cyclists. Therefore it is important to understand that all riders must be responsible for their own health, safety and well being as well as being prepared for dealing with common situations typical of the activity like change in weather, mechanical problems, flat tyres, etc.Mountain Biking is a hard sport not free of risk and this group cannot be deemed responsible for the exacerbation of any medical condition as well as any crash or accidents that might occur during our rides.

Upcoming events (5+)

Afan Forest park - W2. Dark Red

SA13 3HG

Dark Red. Away ride to AFAN to ride W2. 44km at a steady pace. http://www.mbwales.com/agents/afan-forest-park/ Suggest to start at Afan Forest Park (the closer trail head), meaning we can have a rest stop halfway round at Glyncorrowg. http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk/1869 Expect to ride for at least 4 hrs. As this is a waymarked trail centre, there are options to shorten the route for folk who have forgotten the climbs involved. This is aimed at experienced riders and will be a more challenging ride - distance; pace; technical. Whilst nobody will be left behind, please do not compromise your own safety (or the enjoyment of others) - there will be other rides more suited to more moderate pace/ less technical. Please post up if you have any questions.

WED NIGHT CLUB: Leigh Woods and around - RED GRADE 18:00

Ashton Court Golf Course Cafe

THIS IS A RED GRADE. Post-work spin around Leigh Woods and surrounding area - THIS WILL INVOLVE SOME OFF PISTE TRAILS DOWN THE GORGE. Ready to ride from the Golf Hut at 1800, expect to be out for between 2hrs - depending on daylight and weather. As usual, bring your lid, some tools and spares for your bike, and drink and snacks to get you around. Post up if you fancy it - but please give as much notice if you cannot make it - WE WILL ONLY WAIT A SHORT TIME FOR LATE COMERS. It is important to understand that all riders must be responsible for their own health, safety and well being as well as being prepared for dealing with typical situations such as changes in weather, mechanical problems, flat tyres, etc. Mountain Biking is challenging and not free of risk. This group cannot be deemed responsible for the exacerbation of any medical condition as well as any crash or accidents that might occur during our rides

WED NIGHT CLUB: Leigh Woods and around - RED GRADE 18:00

Ashton Court Golf Course Cafe

THIS IS A RED GRADE. Post-work spin around Leigh Woods and surrounding area - THIS WILL INVOLVE SOME OFF PISTE TRAILS DOWN THE GORGE. Ready to ride from the Golf Hut at 1800, expect to be out for between 2hrs - depending on daylight and weather. As usual, bring your lid, some tools and spares for your bike, and drink and snacks to get you around. Post up if you fancy it - but please give as much notice if you cannot make it - WE WILL ONLY WAIT A SHORT TIME FOR LATE COMERS. It is important to understand that all riders must be responsible for their own health, safety and well being as well as being prepared for dealing with typical situations such as changes in weather, mechanical problems, flat tyres, etc. Mountain Biking is challenging and not free of risk. This group cannot be deemed responsible for the exacerbation of any medical condition as well as any crash or accidents that might occur during our rides

WED NIGHT CLUB: Leigh Woods and around - RED GRADE 18:00

Ashton Court Golf Course Cafe

THIS IS A RED GRADE. Post-work spin around Leigh Woods and surrounding area - THIS WILL INVOLVE SOME OFF PISTE TRAILS DOWN THE GORGE. Ready to ride from the Golf Hut at 1800, expect to be out for between 2hrs - depending on daylight and weather. As usual, bring your lid, some tools and spares for your bike, and drink and snacks to get you around. Post up if you fancy it - but please give as much notice if you cannot make it - WE WILL ONLY WAIT A SHORT TIME FOR LATE COMERS. It is important to understand that all riders must be responsible for their own health, safety and well being as well as being prepared for dealing with typical situations such as changes in weather, mechanical problems, flat tyres, etc. Mountain Biking is challenging and not free of risk. This group cannot be deemed responsible for the exacerbation of any medical condition as well as any crash or accidents that might occur during our rides

Past events (127)

Family ride around Ashton Court

Ashton Court Golf Course Cafe

Photos (98)