Mountain Biking

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Club rides and meets in the UK

This programme of events, mostly organised by members for members, provides an opportunity for members to take part in a variety of events in the UK. If you can arrange an event of any kind, please contact the relevant co-ordinator well in advance. Meets require long lead times and should be planned, and booked, well ahead.

Booking: If applicable, complete and return the booking form provided for the event. For some events, a non-returnable deposit or full payment may be required to book a place. Please also supply an SAE, unless the Meet Organiser is willing to communicate by email.


Disclaimer

The AAC(UK) recognises that climbing, hill and country walking, mountain biking, mountaineering and snow sports are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks, being responsible for their own actions, involvement and safety.
The Club, its officers, Board and Alpine Team members and persons acting on behalf of the Club cannot be held liable for any loss or injury occurring to any participant while taking part in its activities.


Mountain Biking Events 2019

March 23: South Downs, Sussex

Meet 10.30 at Hassocks station in front of Hassocks pub (TQ304155). Circular ride from Hassocks station taking in the South Downs Way and trails in Stanmer Woods. Ca 25km, including 20+km off-road trails. Approx 4 hours plus lunch & breaks.

 

April 27: North Downs, Surrey

Meet 10.30 at Dorking station (TQ171503). Circular ride from Dorking station taking in the North Downs Way and trails near Leith Hill. Ca 25km, including 20+ km off-road trails. Approx 4 hours plus lunch & breaks.

 

June 7 – 9: Lake District Rides, Hawkshead

For intermediate/advanced riders with plenty of options for rides in Grizedale and Coniston with a big fell on the cards, weather dependent. Accommodation provisionally booked (10 beds) for two nights at YHA in Hawkshead at approx. £30 pppn.


AAC(UK) Mountain Bike Leadership Courses

The AAC(UK) now has a number of level 2 MTB leaders around the UK organising rides and meets for members. If you feel you have the skills to complete British Cycling’s Leader Level 2 training (www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtbleadership) a grant may be available. .  The aim is to develop a network of qualified MTB Leaders around the country with leaders organising events in their areas. As the group develops, meets and tours overseas will be organised.


Events already taken place

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Saturday 7th October (as part of AGM weekend in Bowness-on-Windermere)

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Dan Humphreys

This will be a led off road ride, with a moderate degree of technical riding for those who enjoy mountain biking. Intermediate/advanced MTB experience. You should be comfortable riding at trail centres and be happy to have a go, or at least walk, more technical stuff.

More photos will be added soon.

 

Saturday 6th October (as part of AGM weekend in Bowness-on-Windermere)

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Catherine Mittins

A social ride starting with the ferry across Windermere, and then onto experience the MTB trails in and around Estswaite and Grizedale

More photos will be added soon.

 

Saturday 9th June – Sunday 10th June (weekend): Peak District Classic, Derbyshire

A group of 11 members gathered for a fun weekend mountain biking in Hope Valley.  The sunny weather made a fabulous weekend with a well earned cafe stop en route. 

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Dan Humphreys

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Dan Humphreys

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Damian Tow

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Damian Tow

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Damian Tow

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Damian Tow

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Damian Tow

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Damian Tow

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Dan Humphreys

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Dan Humphreys

 

Gallery

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Peak District – Dan Humphreys

Peak District – Dan Humphreys

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Damian Tow

Ladybower Reservoir Peak District – Dan Humphreys

 


[Updated 31 October 2018]

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