1500 People Can’t Be Wrong: Another great year for MTBMeetup

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‘What a great vibe!’
‘How cool is this?’
‘We’ll be back next year’

Now its 5th year the award nominated charity event MTBMeetup is a fun and friendly free weekend of riding and socializing for all the family.

Best beard award!

Over 1,500 people headed through the gates at Llandegla, a significant increase on previous years, and in excess of £2.8k was raised for their chosen charities: #rideforcallum and Welsh Air Ambulance.

Yay, bikes!

A Friday guided ride kicked things off with over 60 people in attendance, followed by some great food from the recently opened Grousemoor in Llandegla. Saturday started with a little cloud, but as the morning rolled on more and more people started turning up At One Planet Adventure Llandegla, ready to ride. The raffle table was full to bursting with prizes donated by the brands in attendance, and plenty of homemade cake to fuel the riders.

Lunchtime brought the ever-popular raffle and the near 600 pints of free beer donated by Kirkby Lonsdale brewery were all gone by 2pm.

Come on, stop faffing everyone, I’m ready to ride!
Yeah, yeah, we’ll be ready to ride soon…maybe just another slice of cake first.

That evening saw a pizza oven , music and general social buzz as stories were shared of the day’s riding and new friendships forged in the Welsh countryside

Si Bradley (founder and head honcho of MTBmeetup) said:

‘We have been blown away this year by the support, our aim is to get like-minded people together for a social ride. There are more and more race events on the calendar and we feel, and hope, that MTBmeetup gives people a different chance to come together and ride with old and new friends. We are absolutely stoked we smashed our £2k target for the charities and would like to say a huge thank you to all the riders who came along, the brands who support us and of course to One Planet Adventure for their continued support of the event. Here’s to next year’

It wasn’t all hanging out, there was riding too.


Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (1)

    Had a great time there Saturday, I’ll be going for the weekend next year!

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