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.


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 2020

Future events will be listed here when available.


Members Short Notice Rides

Interested in linking up with other members at short notice to independently arrange hill or mountain rides?

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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 ( 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.

Looking to purchase mountaineering/mountain biking equipment for an activity or course? Check out the Members’ Small Ads page for a selection of used mountaineering equipment and more.

Events already taken place

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November 2 and 3:  EGM/AGM weekend in Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock

Improvers ride on Saturday and intermediate/advanced ride on Sunday.  Must be booked by 1 October.   See EGM/AGM page.



April 27: North Downs, Surrey

North Downs – Damian Tow

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.


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.


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.


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


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

Peak District MTB Meet June 2018 – Dan Humphreys

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. 


[Updated 04 November 2019]

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