CALL for Mid Wiltshire, Devizes, Salisbury plain area riders…
Headington Steps? (Devizes)
The Ridgeway – Barbary Castle to West Overton (easy)
(to) The Wansdyke, Alton Barnes then Westwoods, Lockeridge (the woods is much fun)
Savernake Forest, Marlborough (easy)
The Croft Trail – Swindon
that should keep you occupied for a bit 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Hi Guys and Girls,
Girlfriend and I have just moved to just south of Devizes and are in need of some help in finding some local trails, routes and places to ride, (not to far to travel)or even goups/clubs etc. who ride during the week and at at weekends. Oh we both ride, MTB XC mainly. Bit of AM,DH and a bit of the darkside now and then
I still have to email SPAM club, just missed the evening ride.Posted 7 years ago
SO any info would be great Oh and names of some good shops be good as well.
Mr Nut, a dumb Question, headington steps, (I thought it was to do with the canal locks) I can find a Headington, North of Devizes, but not the steps bit..lol…what sort of riding is it?Posted 7 years ago
Yes planning to go check out the ridgeway, Is there much singletrack at Svernake forest? can I go in and ride around or is there trail markings? not to clear on the websitetomsticklandMember
Take a look at http://www.mbswindon.co.uk
We hold rides every Friday at Croft Trail (Swindon), plus organise local and away rides every month.
Wyre Forest (Kidderminster) on Sunday 15th
30 mile Ridgeway ride next Saturday (21st)
North Wales August bank holiday weekend.
Forest of Dean 5th September.
We get around 25 riders on the Friday evenings and a decent turnout at the pub afterwards too.
Posted 7 years ago
Just south of Devizes is Erlestoke, some good riding in and around there (though MOD might be closing it? boo). There is some legitimate DH stuff on leased land near tidworth, but It's not really free access. Email me if you want to know more. I ride in the Salisbury area almost every day, could show you some loops around there. It's nothing too exciting tho.
Bike shop, personal favourite is Stonehenge Cycles in Salisbury.
Welcome to the Shire 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Tom, croft trail worth checking out, looks like a mini trail center?
Richpenny, I sent you a email, I sure I have been to Erlestoke, done a few races there, SAMS, sourthern
bigbikebash, sorry not going to make it that weekend, as we racing the last round of the southern. Shame looks like fun.
RobPosted 7 years agotomsticklandMember
We've got an epic ridgeway ride on Sat 21st Aug.
Croft Trail is a 5.2km loop of tight single track. There are several kicker jumps, a few bits of woodwork, bermed corners, a log ride and some rock spines too. We've spent about two years bringing it up to standard and we've got another year at least before we'll start to think it's getting there.
I've been riding it every Friday night on the group rides and I'm not bored yet.
It will eventually be 6km, which will be three times as long as the perimeter of the site!
We want the trail to be a good for what it is. It's never going to be a downhill track or a national centre. Just somewhere that's worth a visit if you're in the area or live nearby.
Mbswindon has riders of all abilities- there are some really experienced people as well as novices. Between us we've ridden pretty much every trail centre in the UK and several elsewhere too.
The rides have been a lot of fun – we've got a really good, social atmoshphere. No bike snobbery.Posted 7 years ago
Rich, thanks for the ino, just bit late in spotting it!
Tom I think I going to be making a few trips to Swindon! I try and make Fri night and Sat ride looks good so hope to show my face for that as well.Posted 7 years ago
Had a more time to check out MBS website, good info etc looks like a lot of work been done on craft trail, think I need to check it out!
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