Are you looking for a group in which you can just 'get out & ride'!? Then this is the group for you. Our ethos is to remove as many barriers as possible to just enjoying getting out and riding with like minded people, no elitism, macho nonsense or bike snobbery. Just the intention to ride as much as possible in and around the beautiful Lancashire hills, riding with friends enjoying the moment.
Although all are welcome, we do not tolerate any aggressive behaviour on meet up events, or any kind of anti-social remarks. You are expected to respect the fact there are a wide range of varying abilities and from all walks of life and we all ride together. Anyone not respecting this will be removed.
We have a large mix of different skill levels but aim to cater for all right from beginners through to experienced riders, male and female alike. We do also have occasional day trips to trail centres, weekends away and even an annual trip abroad MTBing in Majorca!
*** Joining Process *** (as of 9/4/19)
Please note, for liability purposes you do need to be aged 18 or over to join
For the past few years we have been operating solely on MeetUp and charging a nominal fee for the year, but as the group becomes larger and there are more responsibilities in running it behind the scenes, it's become needed that we take the next step into making the group and official constituted group with a committee so that responsibilities can be shared across the team.
With this in mind, we will be introducing official membership fees from the start of 2020 which will be circa £15(ish).
So what this means for the remainder of 2019 is that you can just join up for free and if you decide to stay in the group from next year then you will be required to pay the membership to still be part of the group.
We're working on seeing if we can bring some benefits to being a member such as a discount at designated bike shops or something like that.
Managing this group is a voluntary task, so when you do pay your membership fee it covers:
• Cycling UK (or maybe to be British Cycling) Ride Insurance
• Meetup's fees for the meetup group
• Our own dedicated website hosting
• As many rides as you would like to join throughout the year
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT BY JOINING A RIDE YOU ARE RIDING AT YOUR OWN RISK ***