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There hasn't been a general meet up group just for going out in Stroud - until now! This is for people want to socialise in Stroud and the surrounding areas and meet others from this lovely part of the world. Nights out include going for drinks, comedy evenings, seeing live music and even some wildlife watching. Days out include walks, hikes and festivals. If you have any suggestions please let me know. The aim is to have fun and make new friends and not have to travel too far!

Please note that you take part in any activity at your own risk. If you take part in something like a hike please ensure you are properly prepared with the correct equipment and a suitable level of fitness.

Upcoming events (5)

Ten-pin Bowling at Stroud Bowl

Stroud Bowl

Stroud Bowl is now fully open and they are hosting half-price friday as before. Please familiarise yourselves with relevant restrictions - e.g. wear a face mask on entering the building and when bowling and use hand sanitiser provided; also exercise social distancing where possible. If everyone sticks to the rules we should all be OK! I'll be there at the bar at 6.45, please get there by 7.00 so we can start bowling at 7.15. Cost is £6 for 2 games, payable on the night. I am limiting this to 6 people i.e. one lane. Please only put your name down if you intend turning up - persistent no-shows will be banned from future events.

Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.

Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.

Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.

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